Emmet A. Truttschel, age 80, of Howards Grove, passed away peacefully at his residence Monday, March 4, 2013.

He was born Feb. 13, 1933, in the town of Meeme, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, a son of the late Ervin and Aurelia (Sixel) Truttschel. Emmet attended Haven Grade School and was a 1950 graduate of Sheboygan Central High School.

Evangeline Lechler and Emmet Truttschel were united in marriage Sept. 4, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kiel. She preceded him in death Nov. 6, 2001.

Emmet was a sheet metal technician with Neumann Plumbing & Heating for over 45 years until his retirement.

Emmet was a dedicated member of Grace Lutheran Church in Haven, and was the former sexton of Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Mosel.

Emmet was always on the go, and he treasured the time he had at his cabin by the woods, deer hunting and snowmobiling. He was a member of the Howards Grove Senior Center and their dartball team, a longtime member of the Howards Grove Firefighters where he was former captain and treasurer of the department, and was active with the Lakeshore Driftbusters Snowmobile Club. Emmet loved polka music, dancing and playing sheepshead as well. He enjoyed the fun times spent with his family and friends and annual sausage making with his family and friends.

Surviving Emmet is a son, James (Mary) of Howards Grove; two daughters, Judith (Ray) Glander of rural Plymouth and Jill (John) Pelnar Sr. of Howards Grove; seven grandchildren, Adam (Becky), Benjamin (fiancée, Kayla Fermanich) and Tyler (special friend, Brittnee Bitter) Truttschel, Rebecca (Derek) Pelnar and Samantha (Adam) Chaffin, Amber Buchmann and Brooke (special friend, Kris Milner) Buchmann; six great-grandchildren, Cameron, Kennidy, Lauryn Pelnar, Ava and Lilly Truttschel and Maddison Chaffin; his stepfather in-law, Herman Binversie of Kiel; a brother, Eugene (Shelby) Truttschel and a sister, LuAnn (Dennis) Baker, both of Sheboygan; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Sixel of Cleveland; as well as nieces, nephews and many friends survive him as well.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister-inlaw, Nancy Truttschel; a brother-in-law, Donald Sixel; and his mother- and father in-law, Florence (Lechler) Binversie and Mike Lechler.

A funeral service and Christian burial will be conducted for Emmet on Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W1264 County FF, Haven. The Rev. Kenneth R. Serr and Rev. Bryan Osladil will officiate. Interment will be in Immanuel Cemetery, the town of Mosel.

Friends may call at Zimmer’s Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center on Thursday, March 7, from 3 until 8 p.m. and at the CHURCH on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Emmet Truttschel to Grace Lutheran Church.

The Truttschel family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses at the St. Nicholas Hospital Dialysis Center, and Doctors Johnson, Matthews, and Coulis.

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