Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Elroy W. Liesener
December 31, 1939 - May 7, 2017 (Age 77)
Watertown, WI
Service: May 12, 2017
Elroy W. Liesener
Elroy W. Liesener, 77, of Watertown, passed away Sunday May 7, 2017, at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun, with Rev. Robert F. Thays officiating. Family and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church or to the charity of one’s choice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Elroy Walter Liesener was born December 31, 1939 in Oconomowoc, the son of Frank and Weida E. (nee Habeck) Liesener. Elroy attended Sugar Island Grade School before graduating as part of the Oconomowoc class of 1957. He married the former Elaine Hanke on April 20, 1963 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. She preceded him in death on December 10, 2007. He worked as a dairy farmer and carpet installer, working mainly for J&S Floor Covering in Ashippun.
Elroy loved playing the tuba. He played on various bands throughout the years, including: Jolly Time Dutchmen, Push-n-Pull, Myron Breezy Orchestra, Bill Landowski, Village Brass, Buzzy Weber, and Buttons and Banjos. He enjoyed going to polka dances and festivals. He was a big fan of WTKM radio station. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Adams County hunting, fishing, and ice fishing. He enjoyed trips with Elaine to Europe. Most of all, Elroy loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching grandchildren in their various activities. Elroy was a member of the WI Carpenter’s Union, Zion Lutheran Church, and Ashippun Sportsmen’s Club.
He is survived by his children, Christine (John) Siedschlag of Watertown; Bruce (Evie) Liesener of Ashippun; Brian Liesener of Ixonia; Barth Liesener of Oconomowoc; Robert (Tania) Liesener of Watertown and Courtney (Steve Markus) Liesener of West Bend; nine grandchildren: Natalie Siedschlag, Deanna Liesener, Wayne (Nicole) Howie, Tyler Howie, Ashley Liesener, Taylor Liesener, Kyle Liesener, Brett Liesener, Alexandria Liesener; great-grandchildren: Keira Liesener, Avery Rintelman, Myles Howie, Adilyne Howie, and Hadyn Howie; sisters-in-law: Doris (James) Gindt of Hustisford, Ruth (George) Ducklow of Johnson Creek, Millie (Lyn) Bully of Juneau, Linda (Robert) Fortmann of Watertown, Lillian Hanke of Dousman, brothers-in-law, Marvin (Barbara) Hanke of Juneau and Ronald Schmeling of Juneau as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Elroy was further preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Armin (Eunice) Liesener; mother- and father-in-law Elsie and Edwin Hanke; brother-in-law, Charles Hanke; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Schmeling.
The family would like to give a sincere thank you to the staff at Riverview Assisted Living, Watertown Regional Medical Center and Marquardt Hospice for their care and compassion.
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