Dec. 19, 2016 – Kenneth F. Unertl, 86, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at The Kathy Hospice of West Bend. He was born to Grace Unertl on August 19, 1930 in Milwaukee. He was the much loved grandson of Karl and Grace Unertl who called him Unsa Kenny.
Ken was a member of St. Lawrence Parish since 1957 where he served as a lector for many years, was a former Parish Council President and was actively involved in the church. He worked as a union carpenter for many years, but his greatest joy was seeing all of his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids do well. He was very proud of them.
He was a member of Milwaukee Carpenters Local 2283 and the Marine Corps League. Ken was incredibly proud of his service to our country as a U.S. Marine finishing his service as a Staff Sargent.
He is survived by his children, Kathy Unertl, Greg Unertl, Karen Gleason, Guy (Annette) Unertl, Grant Unertl, Karla (Bob) Thurow, Gus (Bonnie) Unertl, Gary (Janice) Unertl and Kim (Tim) Coffman; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren with 2 more expected soon. He is also survived by the adult children of his second and third wives; Carl Mueller, Ed Mueller and Ellen Seronti nee Mueller; Pam Serafin and Susan (Joe) Reinicke and their mother.
He is further survived by his brother Ron (Johanna) O’Brien, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ken is preceded in death by his wife and first love, Dorothy (nee Krebs); his wife, Audrey (nee Mueller), and his brother Tom (Judy) O’Brien and sister, Dolores O’Brien.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 6 PM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church (4886 Hwy 175, Hartford) with Fr. Davies Edassery and Fr. Richard Stoffel presiding. The Visitation will be held at the church immediately prior to the funeral starting at 4 PM. Final place of rest, St. Lawrence Cemetery.