Joseph John Edlhuber, age 90 of Mukwonago passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Joe was born on November 30, 1929 to Joseph and Rosa Edlhuber in Milwaukee, WI. Joe married the love of his life, Dolores M. Turenske on February 10, 1951 at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.
Joe served in the US Air Force and was extremely proud of his service to our country. Joe loved his country. Joe was a leader in Boy Scouts and also Cub Scouts for many years. Everyone in the family also knew how much he loved to drive. It did not matter the destination, it was the drive that Joe enjoyed. He and Dolores loved to travel to northern Wisconsin where they both enjoyed fishing and the relaxation. They traveled to Hawaii annually for 12 years, something Joe and Dolores truly enjoyed along with 4 trips to Europe. They both also took vacations across the county including one Joe always talked about and that was the trip to the White House. Mowing their lawn was one of his favorite things to do and taking the mower to the neighbors to get caught up on things.
Joe had a real sweet tooth. He also enjoyed Dolores’ cooking, but the treats were always his favorite. Watching the religious channel on tv right before bed gave Joe a real sense of calm and kept him on his Christian way of living: Always giving and sharing, putting others before self. Joe loved and cherished his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Time that he got to spend with the family gave him a real sense of joy.
Joe is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dolores of Mukwonago; his sons, Daniel (Judith) of Waukesha, James (Deborah) of Genesee and Joseph (Sherry) of Oconomowoc and Florida; his 8 grandchildren, Matthew (Erin), Meggan, Monica (Evan), Meredith (Nick), Joseph (Stephanie), Erin (David), Georgine and Christine (Tim); his 18 great-grandchildren; 2 brother’s-in-law, Jerome Schwab and Bob (Mary) Turenske; other relatives and many friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents and a sister RoseMarie Edlhuber Schwab.
A Memorial Visitation will be held for Joe on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 11:00AM at Genesee Town Hall (S43W31391 Hwy 83, Genesee Depot, WI). At 12:00 (noon) a Memorial Service will be held for Joe followed by a military honor service.
Please refrain from wearing perfumes to services to respect those with allergies in our family.
Memorial contributions in Joe’s name can be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project:
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256;
Thelen Funeral Services of Genesee/North Prairie is honored to be assisting the Edlhuber family.
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Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256