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 or 262/284-4431.


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 or 262/284-4431.


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 or 262/284-4431. POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington assisting the family.


Schwartz, Barbara L.

Barbara L. Schwartz, age 68, of Cedar Grove, WI; formerly of Port Washington, WI passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.

She was born on January 8, 1949 in Detroit, MI; daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Schneider Addy. As a young girl, the family moved to Milwaukee. Barb graduated from Nicolet High School.

On March 11, 1986, Barb married Gereld Schwartz of Mercer in Hurley, WI. A few years later they moved to Port Washington, living on Park Street. During that time, Barb began working at Port Washington High School. Shortly thereafter she transferred to Thomas Jefferson Middle School, working as an educational support para-professional for over 20 years, retiring in 2016. She truly loved her job and the kids she mentored. Her vibrant personality and positive demeanor were shared daily. It was also during this time, Barb and her husband moved to Cedar Grove.

Barb is survived by her husband Gereld; her siblings Alice (Mike) Hamilton of Joplin, MO, Mary (Elmer) Neuens of Brookfield, Terry Addy of Stanley and Tom (Brenda) Addy of Cascade; brother-in-law Rick Pagel of Milwaukee, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law of the Schwartz family, nieces, nephews, other relatives, co-workers and kids from school, neighbors and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Jo-Ann Pagel.

A celebration of Barb’s life will take place from 11AM-2PM Saturday, September 30, 2017 at First Reformed Church, 237 S. Main Street, Cedar Grove, WI.

Memorials to the Port Washington-Saukville Community Education Scholarship Fund, 100 W. Monroe Street, Port Washington, WI 53074 or the American Cancer Society for research are appreciated.

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