Pinkowsky, Barbara J.

Barbara J. Pinkowsky, age 61, of Cedarburg, WI, formerly of Port Washington passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Cedar Springs Health and Rehabilitation in Cedarburg.

She was born on February 15, 1956; daughter of Eugene W. and Delores J. “Dorie” Stoelb Ewig. Barb graduated from Port Washington High School, class of 1974. She worked for a bit at Simplicity Manufacturing, later moving to Texas and working for Mark Travel. She returned to Wisconsin and went back to school. She was an Administrative Assistant for over 20 years at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) - Mequon.

She was a great mom that took great pride in family and friends. Animals, both cats and dogs, were always a source of joy for Barb. One of her great passions was music, attending concerts no matter her age. Barb was always up for an adventure or road trip, and made many memories out on the lake. She loved the water her entire life, doing water ballet as a child and becoming a life guard later on. Barb became more active bicycle riding with her changing health.

Barb is survived by her daughter Leah Pinkowsky of Cedarburg; her father Gene Ewig of Port Washington, her boyfriend Dave Baumann of Saukville and his children Mike (Carrie), Dan (Melissa) and Sarah Baumann; her brothers Jeffrey (Debra) Ewig of Port Washington, Michael (Kim) Ewig of Virginia Beach, VA and Jim (Sue) Ewig of Superior, CO, niece Erin Ewig, nephews Matt, Andrew (Alesha) and Jack Ewig, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mom Dorie Ewig.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6PM, Thursday, September 28, 2017 at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Mary’ Church, 430 N. Johnson Street, Port Washington, WI. Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. Family will receive relatives and friends from 4-6PM Thursday prior to the Mass AT CHURCH. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington.

Memorials to the Columbia St. Mary's Van Dyke Cancer Center and the Saukville Humane Society appreciated.

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Mutter, William R.

William R. “Bill” Mutter, age 66, of Grafton, WI passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington.

Bill was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 8, 1951 to William and Irma Wickert Mutter; one of five sons. He grew up in Oconomowoc, graduating from Oconomowoc High School in 1969. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, later moving to Sturgeon Bay shortly after getting married. He worked in a factory for a time, moving to Milwaukee to take a job with Woolworths. While there, Bill went back to school, receiving a degree in computer science and programming. He changed jobs a few times, working for John Deere in Iowa and MCI Telecommunications Worldwide in Texas. He returned to Wisconsin living in West Bend and Hartford until moving to Anita’s Gardens in Grafton in 2014.

At the age of 4, Bill was afflicted with polio. Over the years, he did not let polio get the best of him. When he was young, Bill broke many braces keeping up with his brothers. His strong will and independence continued throughout his life.

Bill always had a special place in his heart for his dogs. He operated a simple kennel which also served as a rescue shelter. Malamutes and huskies were his favorites. His buddy Lodi was by his side for many years. He was an active member of the group that created Leader Dogs for the Blind through Lions Clubs International in Chicago.

He was into computers long before the Internet. He still enjoyed reading books and watching movies.

Bill is survived by his sons Brady (Megan) Mutter of Green Bay and James (Katharine) Mutter of Appleton; his brothers Dennis (Linda) Mutter and Roger (Doralea) Mutter, both of Oconomowoc and Paul (Lenora) Mutter of Hendersonville, NC; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dean Mutter and his canine pals Lodi and Oscar amongst many others.

Interment will take place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia, WI. No formal services will be held.

POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington assisting the family. Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.

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Stemper, Mary L.

Mary L. Stemper, age 53, of Brookfield, WI, formerly of Port Washington, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 23, 2017 at her home.

She was born on July 24, 1964 in Port Washington; daughter of Noel and Nancy Retzer Stemper. Mary graduated from Port Washington High School in 1982 and attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1986. She later moved to Milwaukee, working at Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance in Milwaukee for over 21 years.

Mary enjoyed reading, bowling and sewing. She was a wonderful aunt to her nieces. Proud of her Catholic faith, Mary participated in many events beyond weekly mass. She had been a member of the Waukesha County Genealogical Society, St. John Vianney Catholic parish and her condo association.

She is survived by her father Noel Stemper of Hartford, her sister Carol (Darren) Zastrow of Milwaukee, her nieces Joan, Jessica and Jennifer Zastrow, her uncle Carl (Marion) Stemper, cousins Dennis (Luann) and Joe (Debbie) Retzer, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother Nancy, infant brother and her uncle James and wife Esther Retzer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM Friday, Sept. 29 at St. Mary's Visitation Catholic Church, 1260 Church St., Elm Grove, WI. Reverend Peter Berger will be the celebrant. Visitation will take place from 9-11AM Friday AT CHURCH prior to the Mass. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Washington.

Memorials to Elmbrook Historical Society, P O Box 292, Brookfield, WI 53005 appreciated.

POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington assisting the family. Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.

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Tenpenny, Delores K.

Delores K. Tenpenny, age 78, of County Highway KK, Town of Port Washington, WI passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

She was born on June 25, 1939 in Port Washington; daughter of John N. and Celia L. Zipperer Prom. She grew up on the family farm, attending the local Maple Grove School on Mink Ranch Road and County KK and later St. Mary’s parochial school. Delores graduated from Port Washington High School and took a job with Fromm Laboratories in Cedarburg.

On July 11, 1964, Delores married James W. “Jim” Tenpenny of Port Washington. Together they settled just east of the Prom family farm on County KK. For many years, Delores worked at Tecumseh Manufacturing in Grafton, retiring in 2001. She and her family had been members of St. Mary’s parish for many years and an active volunteer at the Food Pantry.

An avid walker, Delores could be seen often on her daily walks around County LL. She was an accomplished seamstress, often working for a thank you and a smile. She loved working in her garden, sharing its bounty with family and friends. Canning tomatoes was not a chore, but a valuable process. Busy and on the go with things yet to complete will just have to be left that way.

Their summer travels with family in Carter were treasured by all. Her husband Jim preceded her in death on April 12, 2016.

Delores is survived by her children Tammy (Garry) Garrison of Jackson and Todd (Carrie) Tenpenny of Saukville; her grandchildren Michael and Bradley Garrison and Kirsten Tenpenny; her brother Donald (Pat) Prom of the town of Port Washington, sister-in-law Jeannie (Terry) Bradley of Fresno and brother-in-law Jerry (Barbara) Tenpenny of Cedarburg; nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded by her husband Jim, sisters Rosemary Brydon and Bernadine Fritsch, her brothers Robert, Kenneth, James and Gerald Prom and sister-in-law Lois (Donald) Rosewitz.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 6PM Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1802 N Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. Visitation will take place from 4-5:45PM Tuesday AT CHURCH prior to the Mass. Entombment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington.

Memorials to the Port Washington Food Pantry, 1800 N Wisconsin St., Port Washington or Aurora Cancer clinic are appreciated.

Information available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431. POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington assisting the family.

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