Jake Mueller Passes Away

The Land O' Lakes Baseball League announces the passing of Hall of Fame member Jacob N. "Jake" Mueller of Saukville. Jake passed away on July 14 at age 89. Visitation for Jake will be on Tuesday July 17 from 4pm to 6:45pm at the Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington (www.poolefh.com). The funeral home is at 203 N Wisconsin St, one block north of Grand Avenue (Highway 32) in downtown Port Washington.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 730pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville, with interment in the parish cemetery. IC is located at 144 W Church St in Saukville. Church Street is one block south of Dekora Street (HIghway 33) off of Main Street.

The obituary below was taken from the July 16 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Jake was the dear husband of the late Ethel (nee Codere), and the father of Diane (the late Pat) McCarthy, JoAnn (Gerald "PeeWee"), Gary (Litha) and Terry (Judy) Mueller. Further survived by 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, sister, Vicki Gerl, other relatives and many friends.

Memorials to Loyal Order of the Moose #1043, Saukville, Saukville Softball Assoc. or the Saukville Saints Baseball Club are appreciated. Jake was a proud member of the Moose Lodge and attained the degree of Pilgrim.

The entire Land O' Lakes baseball family wishes to extend their deepest sypathies to Jake's family on their loss.

Longtime Hartland Player Ted Mallow Passes Away

June 18, 2007
Longtime Hartland player Ted Mallow passed away on June 4 at age 83 due to heart disease. He played for Hartland in the Western Division and served as the master of ceremonies for the Old Timers Association Hall of Fame induction banquet.

Click on the link below to read a story about Ted that appeared in the June 12, 2007 edition of the Lake Country Reporter.

LCR Story on Ted Mallow

Funeral services for Ted will take place at 3pm on Sunday June 24 at First Congregational Church at 111 Church St in Hartland. Burial will be in the Hartland Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the church between 12 noon and 3pm, the hour of the service. If desired, memorials can be made to the Land O' Lakes Baseball League, Hartland American Legion, First Congregational Church or AngelsGrace Hospice.

Walter O'Malley Passes Away

Longtime Land O' Lakes supporter Walter O'Malley of Brookfield passed away on October 13, 2008 at age 88.

Walter (Wally) Richard O'Malley, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was born on July 28, 1920. Preceded in death by parents Walter and Anna, brothers Robert and James, and son-in-law Barry Fielkow. Survived by loving wife of 65 years, Harriet. Loving father to Richard (Lee) O'Malley, Cynthia (Dave) Johnson, Patricia Fielkow, and Mary Jeanne (Garry) Smith. Beloved granddad to Brian (Lisa) Johnson, Amy (James) Allan, Jennifer (Chris) Robson, Shawn (Megan) O'Malley, Megan (Jim), Matthew and Rachel (Dave) Fielkow. Stephanie and Christopher (Kristin) Johnson, Bridget (Rich) Toltzman, Andy OMalley, Kyle and Tiffany Smith. Loving great granddaddy to Nicholas, Timothy and Natalie Johnson, Jacob, Cameron and Aidan Allan, Ben and Abby Robson, Jamison Fielkow Klein, and Bryce Toltzman. Brother-in- law to Chris Barnes, Pat Kiley, Lee Barnes, and Beverly O'Malley. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Wally was born and raised in Chicago, graduated from St. Mel's High School, attended St. Mary's in Winona before transferring and graduating from Marquette University with a degree in engineering. He worked as a co-op student while there for Harnischfeger and after completing his service in the Navy during WWII, came back to Harnischfeger where he retired as vice-president of the crane division after 41 years. He was president of the Material Handling Institute where he founded the student scholarship program. He was an avid baseball pitcher, golfer and skier. Wally was a director of the Brookfield Land o' Lakes, a longtime board member of the Brookfield Park and Rec., and a charter member of St. Dominics Parish in Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired, may be given to the Brookfield Bull Dogs baseball team, the MS Society or the charity of your choice.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Walter was held on Saturday October 16at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Brookfield, at followed by graveside services at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waukesha.

Becker-Ritter Funeral Home in Brookfield was in charge of arrangements.

Sam Schissel Visitation

Sam Schissel passed away on Saturday June 28. Sam was a player on the Kenosha Merchants LOL team (Eastern Division) and an outstanding pitcher in the Racine and Kenosha area.

Click on the following link to read the obituary for Sam.

Schissel obituary

Visitation for Sam will be held at Kenosha Bradford High School auditorium in Kenosha on Thursday July 2 from 230pm to 5pm. The funeral service will follow.

Clink on the link below to read a story published in the Kenosha News on June 29 about Sam's short career.
Schissel - Kenosha News

Proko Funeral Home and Crematory in Kenosha is in charge of arrangements.

Past LOL Old Timers Assn. President Klink Passes Away

Retired LOL Old Timers Association president Raymond John (Ray) Klink passed away on Monday January 17. A Mass of Resurrection for Ray was said on Tuesday January 25 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Brookfield.

Ray was born on July 23, 1930 in North Lake, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille (Hanrahan) and Francis Klink Sr., his sister Mary Book and brothers Francis Jr., Harold, and James. Survived by his beloved wife of 55 years Margaret A Klink (Weber) and daughter Robin (Brian) Higgins, and most treasured granddaughters, Emily Margaret and Molly Rae. Ray is further survived by his brother Pat (Jan) Klink, sisters-in law: Judy Klink, Sue Klink, Joyce Armstrong, special niece Marge (Doug) Teisl, many dear nieces, nephews and friends, and his devoted canine companion, Star.

Ray volunteered for service in the United States Army and played baseball while in the Army and later for Land 'O Lakes. Ray was inducted into the Land 'O Lakes Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Hall of Fame in 1978 and he served as President of the Land O' Lakes Old Times Association.

Ray joined the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department as a deputy in 1958. He later became head of the Juvenile and Drug Enforcement Division and earned degrees from WCTI and Milton College in Criminal Justice. Ray later served on the Board of Trustees for Milton College. He was elected to the office of Waukesha County Sheriff in 1978 - an office he held until his retirement in 1992. Ray also served as Emergency Government Coordinator of the State of Wisconsin during this time. He was most proud of the D.A.R.E. program and the Sheriff's Department K-9 unit; both were initiated under his watch.

Ray enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, pheasant hunter and golfer. He spent many hours on the water (or ice) or the links. He was active in St. Dominic parish in Brookfield and coached baseball and basketball for many years in the 1960's. He was part of a small group of men to begin the athletic association at St. Dominic's.

Ray's family thanks the staff at Wisconsin Heart Hospital and Dr. Ahuja for getting Ray home for one more Christmas. Special thanks to Dr. Donald Roach, Dr. David Engle and the staff at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital for the care given to Ray throughout his many recent hospitalizations. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Girl Scouts Wisconsin Southeast - Chinook Program Center. The Harder Funeral Home in Brookfield is serving the family.

Hall of Famer Chris Schroeder Passes Away

Christopher R. Schroeder, 61, Oostburg died unexpectedly on Sunday night, April 17, 2011 after an apparent heart attack.

Chris was born on November 30, 1949 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Robert and Bernice (Hintz) Schroeder. He graduated from Homestead High School in Mequon in 1967 and continued his education at UW-Whitewater and UW-Milwaukee where he received his bachelor degree and played collegiate baseball and basketball. He earned his master degree from UW-LaCrosse. Chris was a history and physical education teacher for 37 years, having taught at Thiensville and Hartford for a brief time and then at Random Lake from 1979 until his retirement in 2010. On March 25, 1989 he married Lorie Damrow in Saukville.

Chris was a long-time first baseman for the Thiensville-Mequon Twins in the Northern Division and was elected to the LOL Hall of Fame in 2001.

Besides the LOL Hall of Fame, Chris was a member of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and the Oostburg Golf League. Chris was an outstanding athlete having a special love for baseball, basketball, golf, football, weight training, and bicycling. He coached hundreds of area youth and students throughout his career. He was a faithful fan to his two sons as they participated in many of their sports. Chris was a history buff and enjoyed traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Lorie of Oostburg; two sons, Bob Schroeder and Steve (Becky) Schroeder; both of West Bend; his brother Kurt Schroeder of Port Washington; and his mother-in-law, Cleo Damrow of Sheboygan.

Funeral services for Chris were held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the First Reformed Church in Oostburg with the Rev. Greg Whelton officiating. Burial followed at Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan.

For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com A memorial fund is being established in his name.

Passing of John Nelson

It is with sadness that the LOL announces the passing of John Nelson of Waukesha on July 9 at age 74.

John was born on December 6, 1936 the son of the late Arthur and Geraldine Nelson. John was a Veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Land O' Lakes Baseball League where he served as past commissioner. John also pitched for Genessee, Sullivan and Palmyra. He was the 2005 recipient of the LOL League Meritorious Award. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cheering on his favorite teams the Philadelphia Phillys and the Detroit Lions.

John will be sadly missed by his loving wife Betty of Waukesha. Cherished father of Barry and Berta Nelson of Waukesha. Beloved grandfather of Brad Nelson and Sara DeBord. Brother of Eric (Christine) Nelson of Arkdale. John was loved and will be remembered by other relatives and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Orchard and daughter Dawn Nelson.

Private family services will be held.

For online obituary and guest registry go to www.hdlfuneralhomes.com.
Mealy's Funeral Home in Eagle, 262-594-2442, is assisting the family.

HOF Member Graser Passes Away

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Loren A. Graser found peace February 22, 2012, at the age of 83. Loving husband of Rosemary (nee Litt) for 58 years. Beloved father of Dennis Graser, and Keri (James) Zillmer. Cherished grandfather of Kristta (Ken, Jr.) Bellinger, Brandon Graser, Kalynn, Kelley Zillmer, Brittany (Andrew) Skonecki, and Kiel (fiancee Caitlin) Zillmer. Special friend of the family, Dave Holz. Dear brother-in-law of Evelyn Graser, also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Loren was inducted to the LOL Hall of Fame in 1979 from Waukesha. Thank you to Jitts Lawrence and Bob Groth for their continued support. Special thank you to Allay Hospice especially Michelle, Tim, and Emily for their care of Loren. Loren was inducted into the Waukesha Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1980. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice appreciated.

Doc Collopy Passes Away

Dr. Michael Collopy passed away on April 16. He was a successful orthopedic surgeon and baseball enthusiast, not only for Land O' Lakes, but high school and other teams. Below is a link to Dr. Collopy's obituary as printed in the Journal Sentinel.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/surgeon-professor-loved-baseball-4q9jms1-203943291.html

Longtime Hartland Fan Dibb Passes Away

Stephen Dibb of Hartland passed away on Tuesday April 23 at age 63. Steve was a dedicated fan and score keeper for the Hartland Oilers of the Western Division. He has two sons that currently play for Hartland. His father, Jim, is a member of the LOL Hall of Fame. The following obituary is courtesy of the Lake Country Reporter.

Steve was married to his best friend and wife Joyce (Krueger) Dibb for 30 + years and cherished raising and coaching his three sons. Steve was very proud to have served in the Air Force and 38 years at Cooper Industries. Throughout his life his passion was baseball as a player and a coach. He was an avid golfer, bowler and classic rock music enthusiast.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Joyce, his three sons, Jason R (Rae), Chad S (Patti) and Troy M (Kirstin) Dibb and his grandchildren Hannah and Julian. He is also survived by his parents James and Winifred Dibb; siblings Donna and Rick Wentarmini, Jim and Jean Dibb, John and Patti Dibb, Randy and Luann Dibb, Jerry and Dawn Dibb, Lisa and Rick Suminski. In-laws Sandy Zwieg, Dick and Sue Krueger, Jean and Roger Knop, Charlie and Gail Krueger, Jackie and Bob Raddeman, Jeff Krueger, Kris and Mike Nagel along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by In-laws Lester and Mary Krueger, Ron Zwieg, Korky and Donnie Kienast and Jerry Krueger.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home of Hartland is serving the family.

Arnold 'Ozzie' Pick Passes Away

Arnold “Ozzie” Christian Pick, age 87, of Plymouth, WI, died July 14, 2013 at his home, as were his wishes, with his loving wife and grandson by his side. He was born on June 23, 1926 in Willow City, North Dakota, a son to the late Christian and Esther Dreyer Pick. The family moved to Plymouth in 1927.

Arnold attended St. John Lutheran School and Plymouth High School. He served his country during WW II in the U.S. Army from 1944-1947. He worked for Hoffman Hardware in Plymouth for 26 years and retired after 18 years with A&P Cheese Company in Plymouth, a division of the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. Arnold also owned and operated AP Glass Repair in the Plymouth area for many years. He was also a member of the Plymouth Auxiliary Police.

On March 9, 1968, he was united in marriage to June Marie Leifer at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church his entire life and served as an usher for 30 years. Arnold was a member of the Kettle Moraine Ski Club, Plymouth Ski Club and was a driving force behind establishing the Nutt Ski Hill in Plymouth. Arnold was a member of the Plymouth Lions Club, Cascade American Legion Post #386 and the Plymouth VFW Post #5612. Arnold enjoyed skiing, fishing and his favorite past time, baseball. He played baseball for many teams in his life. He played on season with the 10th Infantry Army Team in Fort Campbell, Kentucky as well as many different Plymouth teams and with New Holstein of the Northern State League. He later coached and managed the Plymouth Flames for many years along with maintaining Carl Loebe Field in Plymouth. Arnold was a member of the Old Time Ball Players of Wisconsin and of the Land O' Lakes Hall of Fame.

Arnold along with Werner Finke had a dream of establishing a ball diamond for Pee Wee Baseball in Plymouth. With a pledge of support from the Plymouth Lions Club and the newly founded Plymouth Pee Wee Club work began on a piece of land on Valley Road in Plymouth. After much work, fundraising and support from the community and businesses in the Plymouth area, the Pee Wee Players finally had a field of their own. The next year it was dedicated as Lions Park and the Arnold “Ozzie” Pick Field. Arnold maintained this field until the age of 86. One of his biggest thrills at the field named after him was to see his grandson Steven hit a “Grand Slam” homerun in Pee Wee League play.

Arnold is survived by his wife of 45 years, June. One sister: Delores (Clyde) Dhein, Sheboygan. Three step-sons: Larry (Judi) Falk, Plymouth, Jeffrey (Carol) Falk, Sheboygan and Steven (Lena) Falk, Plymouth. One grandson: Steven Jr. (Stacy) Falk, Plymouth. One granddaughter: Courtney, Sheboygan. Two great grandsons: Adrien and Tristan Falk, Plymouth. Sister-in-laws: Marge (Patrick) Doherty, Kewaskum, Betty Klein, Athelstane, WI, Lucille (Ray) Miske, Adell, Donna (Jay) Pfrang, Plymouth, Linda (Bruce) Grassman, Shawano. One brother-in-law: Donald Leifer, Plymouth. Also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Arnold was preceded in death by his mother, father and step-father, John Kunstman. Sisters: Luella (Elroy) Dennerlein, Plymouth, Florence (James) Waterman, Plymouth, Lorraine (Marvin) Methfessel, Sheboygan, Janice (Robert) Wacha, Sheboygan. Brothers: Martin (Helen) Pick, Sheboygan, Amos (Alfrieda) Pick, Sheboygan, Edwin (Hein) Pick, Canada. One brother-in-law: Warren Klein, Athelstane, WI.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Haid and staff of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, Sheboygan and to the caring hospice staff of the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice Center, Sheboygan Falls. The pastors of St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth. The many friends that visited, called, sent cards and kept Ozzie in their thoughts and prayers. Also, a special thank-you to very special friend and baseball companion, Mike Penkwitz, Plymouth.

Greenbush Cemetery is Ozzie's final resting place. A memorial is being established in Arnold’s name for the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving his family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

Pat Klink Passes Away

Herbert P. Klink "Pat" passed away peacefully at home on July 22, 2013 with the love of his entire family by his side.

Pat was born March 17, 1936 in North Lake WI, to Francis & Lucille Klink. Herbert (Pat) lived most of his adult life in Hartland, WI where he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life Janice Janke a year after they were king and queen of the senior prom at Hartland High school. Throughout his life Pat was committed to his family, community and a love of the great outdoors. Pat volunteered for many organizations in his community serving for over 25 years with the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department. He also served on the Hartland Athletic Advancement Association board and as their president for many years. He was a board member with the Land O’ Lakes Old Timers’ Baseball Association as well. Pat served all of the communities he was a part of including being on the board and a past president for the Island Lake Home Owners Association at his summer cabin in the north woods, and was an extremely active member at his winter retirement home in Clearwater, FL. Pat was an exceptional athlete who was captain of the football team and a star athlete in high school and then won a grand championship in baseball with North Lake in 1956 and was elected to the Land O’ Lakes Baseball Hall of fame in 1999 joining his 3 brothers. Pat had an infectious smile with a continuous twinkle in his incredible blue Irish eyes. A positive man that wanted to make people happy was displayed every Christmas when he was Santa Claus and visited generations of children for 50 years bringing smiles to their face and gifts to all. The family fishing and hunting trips were a time to bond with family and enjoy the outdoors that Pat so loved. He will be missed but his memories and teachings will live on forever.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Janice (nee Janke) Klink, son Daniel (Lisa) Klink, son Kevin (Betty) Klink, son Patrick (Marguerite) Klink; grandchildren Christopher (Brianna) Klink, Collin Klink, Mitchell Klink, Hannah Klink, Matthew Klink, Madeline Klink, Karrah Klink as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Lucy and Francis, his sister Mary and brothers Harold, Raymond, Francis Jr. and James.

A special thanks to Dr. Fish and Dr. Saeian and the staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Waukesha Memorial Heart Care Unit, Land O’ Lakes Baseball, Arrowhead Boys Basketball/Al Vandertie Scholarship Fund or the Hartland Fire Department are appreciated. The Evert Luko Funeral Home of Hartland is serving the family.

Longtime Falls Fan Toth Passes Away

George Toth of Menomonee Falls passed away on November 5, 2013. He was a veteran and supporter of LOL for over 60 years with primarily the Menomonee Falls Lakers. George was the scoreboard operator for many years.

George was born on March 14, 1930. He is survived by his wife Anna Mae (nee Gross), sons Gary and Doug and daughter Vicki Braden. George was a US Army veteran who served from 1947 to 1949. It was George's wish to not have a memorial service.

The Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home served the family.

Jane Regnitz Visitation Details

Jane C Regnitz of Cedarburg passed away on January 14, 2014 at age 83. She is the mother of former Cedarburg Mercs player and manager Paul 'Hammer' Regnitz. mother-in-law of current LOL secretary-treasurer Terry Regnitz and grandmother of current Mercs player John Regnitz.

Visitation for Jane will be on Sunday January 19 at Advent Lutheran Church, W63 N642 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, beginning at 1pm until the start of the funeral service at 3pm. There will be a reception following the funeral service. Memorials to Advent Lutheran Church or Horizon Home Care and Hospice are appreciated.

Jane was born June 9, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI. The daughter of Raymond Witt and Caroline Runge. She attended Cedarburg High School where she was a cheerleader and played in the band.

Married John Regnitz (dec) at Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg on June 11, 1949. Jane worked for Levy & Levy as a paralegal for 36 years, retired, and then became the secretary at Advent Lutheran Church for another 16 years. Throughout Jane’s life she enjoyed spending time at the Oxbo Resort near Park Falls, WI, waitressed at the American Legion fish frys, reading novels, needlework, creating paintings with her art group, card club, her Friday movie club, participated in several women’s church committees, member of her H.S. class reunion committee, a member of the Golden Bulldogs, supporter of the Advent Prayer Garden, and avid member of Advent Lutheran Church.

Survivors include son Paul “Hammer” (Terry) Regnitz; grandchildren Caroline (Scott) Brandt and John (Angie) Regnitz; great grandchildren Jackson Brandt, Reese and Kamryn Regnitz; sisters Judy (Reuben dec.) Weidmann (nee Witt) and Rayola (Johnald) Strey (nee Witt); nieces and nephews Jeffrey (Cathey) Weidmann, Larry Weidmann, Connie (Cody) Strook (nee Strey) and Johnald (Emily) Strey, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband John Regnitz.

The family wishes to thank all the members of Jane’s medical team over the last few months for all their compassion and hard work. With the help of Horizon Home Care and Hospice, Jane was able to fulfill her wish of dying in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her family. 

The Mueller Funeral Home of Cedarburg is serving the family.

LOL Hall of Fame Member Dibb Passes Away

James 'Jim" Dibb of Hartland passed away on Wednesday July 23 at age 87. Jim was elected to the LOL Hall of Fame in 2002 as the winner of the League Meritorious Award.

Loving husband for 67 years to Winifred (nee Weber). Loving Father of the late Stephen (Joyce) Dibb, Donna (Richard) Wentarmini, James (Jean) Dibb , John (Patti) Dibb, Randall (Luann) Dibb, Jerome (Dawn) Dibb and Lisa (Richard) Suminski. Special Grandpa to Jason, Chad, Troy, Heidi, Erika, Adam, Tammy, Kelsey, Becca, Josh, Sarah, Jake, Alison, Scott, Martha, Jessie, Crystal, Jeremy, Sam and Natalie. Special Papa to Hannah, Julian, Athena, Zoe, Haley, Colin, Abigail, Jaelynn, Jamos, Giovanni, Emiliano, Teigen, Tahlia, Keegan and Conrad. Preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Ann Dibb, brother, Roy (Irish) Dibb and sister, Mildred (Hoyt) Shadrick. He is further survived by many relatives and friends.  

Jim was devoted to his family and proudly supported all their activities. He was a sports enthusiast, playing softball and baseball until age 65. He was an avid bowler and golfer, a member of the Land O’Lakes Hall of Fame and enthusiastically coached many years of youth baseball.
 
The family extends a special thank you to the caring staff at Linden Ridge Mukwonago and Serenity Hospice Care. 
 
Memorials can be made in Jim’s name to the Land O’ Lakes Old-Timers Association which supports Land O’ Lakes and youth baseball.

Chris Schuck Passes Away

Longtime Western Division support Chris Schuck has passed away. In addition to his playing career, Chris served the division as a director. LOL expresses its deep sympathies to Chris' family.

View a tribute to Chris written by co-worker Chuck Desman at the LOL Facebook pate.

The following link is to a column by Lake Country Reporter sports editor JR Ratcliffe about Chris.

http://www.lakecountrynow.com/…/b…/staffblogs/292233281.html

 

Arrangements for Chris Schuck Set

Christopher J. Schuck, age 47 of Hartland passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 16, 2015. He was born on January 23, 1968 in Hartford, WI to William and Frances (nee Durkee) Schuck. Chris covered thousands of sporting events, as he served as the primary sports beat reporter in the Sussex Sun. He was also a regular contributor to the Oconomowoc Focus, Lake Country Reporter, Mukwonago Chief and Kettle Moraine Index. While baseball has always been his favorite sport, Chris loved covering soccer. He was the guy at the big soccer match and could usually be found at Uihlein Soccer Park when the state tournament rolled around. The coaches he covered respected his knowledge of the game. Chris wanted to be the best basketball official around. His No. 1 mission was to someday work in the WIAA postseason and that dream became reality about five years ago. Chris loved sports, playing baseball and writing. He also loved biking and walking whether it was rain or shine.

Chris is survived by his loving mother, Frances Schuck; sister, Angie (Don) Theama of Hartland and his brother, Bill P. Schuck of Hartford; nieces and nephews, William R. Theama, Donald J. Theama Jr., and Angeline R. Theama. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. Chris is preceded in death by his father, William; and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Shimon Funeral Home of Hartford served the family.

Bill Kallio Passes Away

William M 'Bill' Kallio, former Sussex LOL player and member of the Land O' Lakes Hall of Fame, has passed away. Click on this link to read the obituary.

Kallio obituary

Ray Mertzig

Click on the link to view the obituary as published in the West Bend Daily news on March 19.

Raymond Mertzig Obituaty

Wayland Tessar

Click on the link to view the obituary as published in the West Bend Daily News on March 25.

Wayland Tessar

Visitation for Mike Petesch

Mike Petesch passed away earlier this week. Many LOL team managers and players knew Mike as their contact from Milwaukee Sporting Goods for baseballs and other team equipment. Mike was the owner of Mid-City Sporting Goods prior to his work for Milwaukee Sporting Goods.

Visitation for MIke will be on Friday May 1 from 4pm to 7pm at the Schramka Funeral Home at 7841 W Appleton Av in Milwaukee. The funeral service will follow at 7pm.

Following is the notice as published in the April 29 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Petesch, Michael J. "Uncle Mike"

Born to Eternal Life April 27, 2009, at the age of 61 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Eileen (nee Boyle) Petesch. Dear brother of Mary (Guy) Lam. Proud uncle of Carrie (Kevin) Olm, Guy Lam IV, Jesse Lam, Kelly Lam and Max. Great-Uncle of Katie Olm. Further survived by other relatives and many dear friends. Mike had spent his entire career in sporting goods servicing numerous youth organizations. His character, integrity and sense of humor will be missed by many. Funeral Service Friday, May 1, at the Funeral Home at 7 PM. Visitation at the Funeral Home from 4 PM until time of Service. Mike was a proud graduate of Messmer High School and in his honor, memorials are suggested, in lieu of flowers, to the Messmer High School Development Fund. SCHRAMKA FUNERAL HOME 7841 W. Appleton Ave Milwaukee 414-464-4040