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Aaron James Blaser
Aaron James Blaser Class of 1998
Passed Sep 16, 2008
Aaron James Blaser of South Milwaukee took his own life Sept. 16, 2008, at the age of 29 years. Loving son of Theresa (nee Stefanowski) and Bob Hochstaetter. Dear brother of Russ (fiancee Stefani Povolo) and Brett Hochstaetter. Beloved grandson of "Pat" Hochstaetter. Further survived by aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Alfred P. West
Alfred P. West Class of 1983
Passed Jun 16, 2007
Entered Eternal Life June 16, 2007 at the age of 42. Beloved son of Robert P. & Patricia L. West. Loving & Proud father of Laura A. West and stepfather to Derek C. Swiatek. Dearly missed by his sister, Peggy A. West ('88), Matthew C. ('88) and Michael S. Campbell and Peter J. West ('00).
Andrew S. Beauchamp
Andrew S. Beauchamp Class of 1997
Passed Mar 18, 1995
September 21, 1978~March 18, 1995

Andy is survived by his mother, Sharon, his sister, Stacee, his uncles and grandfather, and his millions of friends.

We miss you, bud. Not a day passes we aren't thinking of you!
Andrew Walden "drew" Wszelaki
Andrew Walden "Drew" Wszelaki Class of 1999
Passed Mar 09, 2007
Andrew Walden "Drew" Wszelaki
Wszelaki, Andrew Walden "Drew" Age 26, went peacefully to heaven on March 9, 2007 as he was surrounded by his loving family. Beloved son of Walter W. and Heidi (nee Carlson). Best friend and companion to his loving 'wife' Tracy Larson. Loving brother of Luke and Nicolas. Dear grandson of Marion Carlson. Further survived by uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Drew was born March 4, 1981 and grew-up in South Milwaukee. He continued his education at UW-Whitewater where he lived for 5 years. His sense of humor and great personality are remembered by all. A standing ovation to him for winning his battle against cancer as he is now pain-free and gets to golf everyday. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. A big thank you to all the doctors and nurses who have cared for him. Memorials to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic appreciated. Memorial Mass Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 PM at Divine Mercy Marquette Catholic Church- Marquette Ave., 800 Marquette Ave., South Milwaukee. Visitation Thursday, at the Church, from 3:30 PM until time of Mass. Private interment. Drew was an inspiration and hero to all who had the good fortune to know him. MOLTHEN-BELL & SONS Serving the Family South Milwaukee (414)762-0154
Brianne Schwantes
Brianne Schwantes Class of 1998
Passed Aug 14, 2016
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Dawn Marie Anders
Dawn Marie Anders Class of 1988
Passed Nov 09, 1990
Dawn Passed away November 9th 1990 at the age of 20 after fighting scleroderma. Those who knew Dawn knows she'll live on forever in our hearts.
Funk, Rachel A. (nee Sabatino)
Funk, Rachel A. (Nee Sabatino) Class of 1994
Passed Aug 07, 2012
Passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012, age 35 years. Loving wife of Jake Funk. Dear daughter-in-law of Robert and Mary Kay Funk. Step daughter of Maxine Sabatino. Sister-in-law of Becky (Chris) Coggins and Brian Gaspie. Special aunt to Addie Coggins. Preceded in death by her father Tony, mother Janice and sister Chris. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and a large family of friends.
Gary Michels
Gary Michels Class of 1966
Passed May 11, 2014
Best friend since the 4th grade Jim Kennedy
Jeremy Sullivan
Jeremy Sullivan Class of 1988
Passed Jun 17, 2008
Jeremy Michael Sullivan "J Sully"

Jeremy entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, age 38. Jeremy graduated from SMSH in 1988. He played a large role in the athletic department before and during high school. Jeremy went on to graduate from UW Whitewater in 1993 and then he proudly served for 12 years, as a Police Officer, in the Milwaukee Police Department. He will be sorely missed by his family and many dear friends.
Ken Rome
Ken Rome Class of 1968
Passed Mar 02, 2008
As some of you may know, Ken Rome, passed away unexpectedly March 2, 2008 while exercising at home on his treadmill. The cause of death was sudden cardiac death caused by vulnerable plaque rupture, a silent killer. My sister Sharon and her family, together with Dr. Rob Schwartz of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, set up a research foundation in his name.

We are sponsoring the Ken Rome 5 K Walk/Run on September 20, 2008 in Shoreview, Minnesota. All proceeds benefit the Ken Rome Foundation and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and the Marathon Study in support of cardiovascular research. The Marathon Study focuses on the relationship between coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors in athletes.

To learn more about vulnerable plaque and the event, to register or make a donation, go to www.kenrome5K.wordpress.com. On behalf of our family, a sincere Thank You
Kurt Olsen
Kurt Olsen Class of 1988
Passed Mar 30, 2016
My brother Kurt passed away on March 30th. We are having a graveside ceremony for him and a house party afterwards in celebration of his life. I know everyone is busy and I certainly would understand if you were not able to make it; but you are welcome to join us for one or both services below if you are able to make it.





The graveside service will be on Friday, May 20th

Highland Memorial Park

14875 W Greenfield Avenue

New Berlin, WI 53151

Everyone will meet at the front office between 1:00 – 1:30

We will be driving over to Kurt’s gravesite at 1:30 for the service





There is a “Celebration of Kurt’s Life” party at my sister Debbie’s house after the service. Appetizers, sandwiches, salads and beverages will be served.

The celebratory party address is:

12240 W Barnard Avenue

Greenfield, WI 53228

The party is from 3:00 - 7:00pm
Lucy Elida Wildbrant Ramos
Lucy Elida Wildbrant Ramos Class of 1988
Passed May 30, 2010
Wilbrandt Ramos, Lucy E.
May 30, 2010, at the age of 39 years. Oldest daughter of Elida and the late Harry Wilbrandt. Proceeded in death by her beloved husband of 20 years, Gregory Ramos. Adoring big sister to Andrea Rivera, Yvonne Ayala, Vicky, Ricky and Josh Wildbrant. Loving mother to Lila, Woodie Bird, Boo Man, Mici, Harry and Luscio Ramos. Beloved Grandmother to Fat Boy & Little Lulu. Her children & grandchildren will always remember her as the strong wonderful mother she was. Further survived by Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, nieces, nephews & many special friends.
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(Passed date unknown)
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Thomas Bollis
Thomas Bollis Class of 1988
Passed Aug 30, 1997
Tom entered enternal life on August 30th 1997. Tom will live on forever in the hearts of his family and friends!
Timothy Kelpin (tim)
Timothy Kelpin (Tim) Class of 1978
Passed Jul 09, 2010
Tim Kelpin passed away at 1pm Friday July 9, 2010. He suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday, and never recovered. We all miss him more than words can say. Tim is rockin' in the free world. (October 17, 1959 - July 9, 2010)

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