George R. Lohneis Jr.

March 29, 2019

George R. Lohneis Jr., 88, Watertown, formerly of Lake Mills, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the UW Hospital in Madison.

He was born on April 13, 1930, the son of the late George and Beatrice (Pellage) Lohneis Sr.

He was a graduate of Lake Mills High School and later earned his agricultural degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

George married Mary Ann Kraus on June 28, 1958. She died on Feb. 28, 2012.

On Aug. 29, 2014, he married Esther Gertsch.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Esther; five children, Rose (Chuck) Tiedt, Brenda (Dale) Theder, Ronald (Sherry) Lohneis, Kevin (Shelly) Lohneis, Dana (Bill) Ryan; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 301 Clark St., Watertown. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Monday at the church until the time of service. Burial will be in St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery in Johnson Creek.

If desired, memorials would be appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Claussen Funeral Home

416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills