Rosewitz, Paul J.

Paul J. Rosewitz, age 55 of Saukville, WI, died Monday October 1, 2018 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee from complications of a stroke.

He was born February 20, 1963 to Ben and Carol Schmit Rosewitz in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He was raised in Saukville and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1981.

Paul worked at Exacto Spring Corp. in Grafton for over 30 years in research and development.

Over the years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He liked woodworking but was mainly a gearhead. Paul loved his motorcycles and cars.

He is survived by his children Mike (Kayla McIlree) of Port Washington and Anna Rosewitz of Grafton, his mom Carol (the late Ben) Rosewitz of Saukville, his sister Kim Rosewitz of Saukville, his former spouse Dawn Rosewitz of Grafton, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his dad Ben.

Memorial Funeral Mass 6PM Tuesday, October 9, 2018 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 4-6PM Tuesday AT CHURCH prior to the Mass. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saukville.

Memorials to St. John XXIII Parish appreciated.

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


Fleischmann, Mattie L.

Mattie L. Fleischmann, age 82, formerly of West Norport Drive, Port Washington, WI passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Ellen’s Home in Port Washington where she had resided the past few years.

She was born on May 16, 1936 in Laurinburg, NC, daughter of John and Mary “Magaline” Clark Smith. She attended local schools. On June 29, 1958, Mattie married William L. “Bill” Fleischmann from Milwaukee in Laurinburg, NC. Bill was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC serving in the Army. Together they moved to Port Washington in 1960.

Mattie was a proud wife, mom and grandma. An active family in the sport of Wrestling, she was their cheerleader and support.

Over the years, Mattie worked at Tecumseh Manufacturing in Grafton, Kleen Test Products in Port Washington and at the Port Washington High School. She kept the books for her husband’s custom rod and reel production and repair business for many years. Mattie actively participated with the Port Washington Lions Club with Bill. She enjoyed making her house a home with her TLC in her flower garden and house plants.

Mattie is survived by her three sons, Leonard (Keri) Fleischmann of Lake Church, Jeffrey (Jill) Fleischmann and William J. (Ann) Fleischmann, both of Port Washington, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, her sisters Mary (Harry) Dwyer and Rosie (the late Ray) Lewis and her brother Ronnie Smith, all of Laurinburg, NC; brother-in-law Tom (Karen) Fleischmann of Plymouth, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Bill on January 28, 2013, her daughter Joyce Fleischmann and her brothers Bobbie and James Smith.

Memorial funeral services 11AM Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. The Rev. Tom Fleischmann will officiate. Interment will take place at Union Cemetery, Port Washington, WI.

Memorials to the Port Washington Lions Club PO Box 351, Port Washington, WI 53074 appreciated.

Information and condolences available at or 262/284-4431.


Bley, Joan M.

Joan M. Bley, age 92 years, died at her Port Washington residence August 8, 2018.

Joan Margaret Hames was born in Belgium to Conrad and Helen Gilles Hames on December 27, 1925, during a blizzard that prevented her mother from going to the hospital; the doctor arrived by snowplow to assist with her birth. Her father ran the general store in Belgium, where she grew up in a close family and made lifelong friends. As a young adult, she picked vegetables for the local canning factory and remembered working alongside German POWs.

She graduated from Port Washington High School in 1943, then went to work in the office at the Allen Edmonds Factory in Belgium. She corresponded with her future husband, Leroy, who was a Navy Seabee in World War II. They married on July 3, 1948, and recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The Bleys were well known for celebrating their wedding anniversaries with Hawaiian-themed parties.

They lived in Port Washington throughout their married life, until recently in homes lovingly built by her husband. Together they raised four children who fondly remember their mother’s delicious homemade apple pies, butter horns and Christmas cookies. After her children were grown, she worked as an accountant at Tires Unlimited in Port Washington.

An avid bridge player, she was a charter member of a bridge club that met for more than 50 years. The players were featured on the cover of Transitions magazine in 2010. She and her husband also played sheepshead with long-time friends for more than 55 years. In later years, she enjoyed playing dominoes and card games with her family and friends.

Mrs. Bley and her husband enjoyed many years as members of The Friendship Force, which provided them the opportunity to travel around the world and stay in homes with wonderful and interesting people. The friends they made on these trips continue to this day.

Mrs. Bley was also a member of the Luxembourg American Cultural Society and the Port Washington Historical Society. She was proud that a daughter and granddaughter were able to attain Luxembourg citizenship as a result of her family lineage. She was a charter member of St. Peter of Alcantara parish.

She is survived by her husband Leroy of Port Washington and children Linda (Steve) Gebert of Beavercreek, Ohio; Mary Bley of Port Washington; Paul (Natalie) Bley of Falls Church, Virginia; Amy Bley of Waukesha. Further survived by grandchildren Julie (Esben) Hansen, Holly (fiancé Paul Sehzue) Gebert, Melanie Gebert, John Francetic, Eleanor Tobin Griffin; great-grandchildren Lucas Hansen, Camilla Hansen; sister Beatrice Newlun of Green Bay, sister-in law Eileen Redig of Port Washington; brother- and sister-in-law Nick and Patricia Bley of Lynnwood, Washington; brother-in-law Bob Niederkorn of Galesville; nieces, nephews, godchildren and cherished friends.

She is preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in Law Wilmer and Ruth Hames and Lee and Patricia Hames; brothers-in-law Hallie Newlun, Walter Redig, William Krier; and sister-in-law Mary Ellen Niederkorn.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Peter’s Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington. Father Patrick Wendt will officiate. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the service. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to The Friendship Force of Greater Milwaukee or to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, in recognition of the many members of her family who served and are serving in the military.

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


Rilling, James P. “Jimmy”

James P. “Jimmy” Rilling, age 65, of Port Washington, WI peacefully passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at Aurora Health Center in Grafton after a battle against cancer.

He was born on May 26, 1953 in Port Washington; son of Donald J. “Perch” and Marilyn Gessner Rilling. Jimmy grew up on Montgomery Street, attended St. Mary’s parochial school and graduated from Port Washington High School; class of 1971.

Throughout the years, Jimmy lived in various parts of Ozaukee County. He had worked for EST Company, Molded Dimensions and lastly KleenTest Products where he retired from a few years ago.

This “old hippie” always loved cars, bike riding, scooter rides and music. “Life is too short to waste on bad music”, he would say. A fishing pole, a wrench, some playing cards, his Kindle or the remote control were just some of the things that kept him busy. More recently he had taken on an active interest in biking, baking and adventures in grilling. He was faithful to family and friends. His monthly poker games with his longtime friends were always enjoyable.

He is survived by his wife Gloria; children Lucas and Tyler Rilling; his step-children Daniel and Sandra Saldana; his sisters Karen (the late Doug) Conradt, Diane (Don “Diego” Schultz) Rilling and Suzanne Rilling, his canine companions Penny and Randi, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Thomas “TJ” Rilling.

Memorial services 6PM Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Family will receive friends from 4-6PM Wednesday prior to services at the funeral home.

As per his wishes, Jimmy’s body has been donated for the advancement of science.

Memorials to the Wisconsin Humane Society-Ozaukee Campus, 630 W. Dekora Street, Saukville, WI 53080 appreciated

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