Bantleon, Mark S.

Mark S. Bantleon, 60, of N. Wisconsin Street in Port Washington, Wisconsin died Friday, December 29, 2107 at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wisconsin.

He was born January 22, 1957 to Jeanette Bantleon and Ralph Vaughn in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  He grew up in Oshkosh, attending Tipler High School and lived there most of his life.    He served in United States Navy during Vietnam.  In the 2000's he moved to Thiensville, Wisconsin and more recently to Heritage Nursing Home in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, Wisconsin.  Visitation from 1:30 - 2:30 pm Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Southeastern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, Wisconsin.

Poole Funeral Home, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI 53074. Info/condolences (262) 284-4431 or


Salli-Kolocek, Linda A.

Linda A. Salli-Kolocek, age 63, of Port Washington, WI passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 23, 2017 with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Ironwood, Michigan on July 11, 1954; daughter of Tarmo "Tom" and Betty Tapanila Salli. Linda grew up in Hurley and Newburg, WI graduating from Ozaukee High School, later receiving an Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Shortly after graduating she moved to Minneapolis, where she continued her education at the University of MN, calling Minnesota home for the next 20 years.

On July 8, 2004, Linda married James T. Kolocek of Port Washington. Back in Wisconsin she was close to her parents and siblings, additionally gaining another family in the Koloceks.

Those who knew Linda saw her as a soft-spoken, loving and giving woman. She enjoyed the beauty of nature, most lovingly shared through her watercolor paintings and in her concern that neglected animals were given a safe and loving home. Her quietness showed an underlying strength and compassion, evident when she selflessly found time to care for someone in need. Her gentle spirit will be missed by all.

Linda is survived by her husband Jim, her mother Betty Salli of Saukville, her siblings Terry (Sheila) Salli of San Antonio, TX, Suzie (Walt) Rabus of Port Washington, Brenda (Harry) Bernstein of Kaukana, Karen Salli of Saukville, Julie (Joe) Post of Indian Trail, NC and Annette (John) Foat of Fredonia, many nieces and nephews, members of the Kolocek family, and numerous other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her father Tom, and her father and mother-in-law, Dr. Raymond and Hazel Kolocek.

No formal services at this time. A gathering in her memory will be held in the summer of 2018.

As an expression of sympathy, memorials may be sent to James Kolocek to aide in expenses incurred throughout Linda’s illness.


Rosso, Herbert A.

Herbert A. Rosso, “Herbie”, “Yogi”, age 86, of Port Washington, WI passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Cedar Springs Health and Rehabilitation in Cedarburg where he had resided the past few weeks.

He was born on January 31, 1931 in Sheboygan, WI; son of August and Elsa Range Rosso.  As a young man, Herbie enjoyed working as a pinsetter at a local bowling alley and other odd jobs.  At the age of 21 he joined the US Marine Corps. serving his country from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict.  He was a Purple Heart recipient for his injuries sustained in combat.

On March 14, 1953, Herbie married Mildred J. Zimmermann of New Holstein in New Holstein.  He would later finish his military career at Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois and return to Sheboygan.  He would continue his job with the Garton Toy Mfg. Company of Sheboygan and work as a self-employed upholsterer.  After living a few years in Oostburg, the Rosso family moved to Port Washington in 1962.  There he would work for Bolens Equipment Mfg. Company/FMC/Troy Built Mfg. Company for over 40 years, retiring in 1996.  He had been a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 1430 and the Ozaukee Memorial Post 5373 VFW.

During his life, Herbie always enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially family camping.  In his retirement, he and his wife toured the country with their motor home.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Millie; his daughter Donna (Tony) Zukaitis of Fredonia and his son Dale (Anne) Rosso of Random Lake; 4 grandchildren Megan and Jason Zukaitis and Samantha and William Rosso; his brother Kenneth (the late Pearl) Rosso of Oostburg, sister-in-law Myrtle (the late Karl) Rosso of Sheboygan, sister-in-law Shirley (Marvin) Thimmig of New Holstein, sister-in-law Cynthia (the late Marvin) Zimmermann of Sheboygan Falls, brother-in-law Harold (the late Arline) Bouse of Kenosha, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by an infant son Larry, sons David “Bosco” and Daniel Rosso, infant sister Elaine Rosso, his brother Karl Rosso, Sister in-law Pearl Rosso, Brother in-law Marvin Zimmermann, Sister in-law Arline Bouse, and brother-in-law Melvin Zimmermann and his wife Elaine.

Funeral services 3PM Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church, 824 Fredonia Ave., Fredonia, WI.  Pastor Robert Zick will officiate.  Visitation 1-3PM Wednesday AT CHURCH prior to services.  Interment Sunrise Memorials Gardens, town of Wilson with military honors.

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


Wach, Armina

Armina K. Wach, age 94, of Park Ave., Waubeka (Fredonia), WI passed away Monday December 18, 2017 at the Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon.  She had most recently resided at the Harbor Club in Port Washington.

She was born on August 16, 1923; daughter of Edgar and Anna Schellinger Bonlender in St. Killian, WI.  Armina grew up in Nenno, WI; marrying Aloysius Wach of Fredonia at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nenno on September 16, 1944.  Soon after they got married they moved to Waubeka.

While raising her four children, Armina worked at the West Bend Company.  For almost 21 years she worked at the High Tran Company in Waubeka. Armina retired in 1983.

Armina is survived by her daughter Carol Wach of Eden Prairie, MN; 5 grandchildren Jennifer (Brian) Schurrer, Katie Wach, Joe Wach, Christopher (Melissa) Wach, and Kelly (Chris) Gully; great-grandchildren Noah, Cadence, Jayden, Kolton, Karleigh, Kelsey and Lucy, sister-in-law Rosie Bonlender of Allenton, brother-in-law Earl Kleckner of Waubeka, daughters-in-law Darlene Wach of Germantown and Connie Wach of Fredonia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Aloys on May 16, 1995, her three sons Roger, Jerry and James Wach, her two brothers Marvin and Lester and his wife Gloria Bonlender, grandchildren Stephanie, Sarah and Edward, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Edward and Agnes Wach, Clarence  and Loretta Spies and Mary Jane Kleckner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6PM Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Divine Savior Parish-Holy Cross Church, 5332 County B, Holy Cross, Town of Belgium, WI.  Reverend Todd Budde will be the celebrant.  Visitation will take place from 4-6PM Wednesday Dec. 20 AT CHURCH prior to Mass.  Interment St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, Fredonia.

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