October 13, 1937 - October 3, 2019
Watertown -- Guenther Kirchhuebel, age 81, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at his home. Guenther Kirchhuebel was born on October 13, 1937 in Berlin, Germany, the son of Otto W. and Kaethe G. (nee Martin) Kirchhuebel. He immigrated with his parents from Germany in 1951. On June 7, 1958, he was united in marriage to Erika Massmann. Guenther served in the United States National Guard and the United States Army, which he was very proud of. He was an employee of Harley-Davidson for 38 1/2 years. Guenther and his wife enjoyed riding his motorcycle, especially their trip up north each year. He enjoyed the company of his friends, playing sheepshead in the bar he owned in Watertown. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown. Guenther was a long-time member of HOG & ABATE.
Guenther is survived by his wife, Erika Kirchhuebel of Watertown; children: Heidi (Rick) Ries, Karin (Dan) Ersel, Doris (Nick) Demetropoulos, Ingrid (Oliver) Cole, Lisa (Andrew) Miller, son Mark and Tammy (Bryce) Neupert; grandchildren: Autumn Ries, Cora Ries (Kyle), Casandra (Dave) Lapham, Dylan Ersel, Cole Ersel (Gina), Deanna (Eric) Stein, Kiesha Demetropoulos, Louie Demetropoulos, Jake Seavert (Victoria), Taylor Cole, Dylan Cole, Cody Miller (Amanda), Katrina Rupnow (Joey) and Kaylee Neupert; great-grandchildren: Lucy and Camdan Lapham, Sully Stein and Lottie Seavert as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son Frank, grandchildren, Levi and Shannon Miller as well as his parents and in-laws.
A private family service will be held. Burial with military graveside rites will take place at Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown. Memorials, if desired, would be appreciated to Rainbow Hospice, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or American Legion Post. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Guenther's wife Erika, his children and their families would like to thank the American Legion in Jefferson for the presentation of his pin at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek as well as all of the doctors, nurses and hospital staff that cared for him. Most of all, Erika would like to thank her kids for the love and help they have always given. We are truly blessed. Your Dad, Papa, Great-Papa was loved and he will be missed dearly. Bikers never truly die they just ride the clouds.