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Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012 11:06 am

Willard ‘Willie’ Ninmann, Declan Conrad Stedman

Willard ‘Willie’ Ninmann

Willard “Willie” Ninmann, age 77, Watertown, passed away on Nov. 8, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family.  

Willard was born on April 29, 1935, in the town of Clyman to Paul and Mabel (Kaul) Ninmann. Willard married Mary Jane Schuett on May 15, 1954.  

Willard was always a hard-working person, even working up to three jobs to raise his seven children. He worked for Redigas, owned and operated Ninmann’s Heating and Cooling, worked at Bethesda Lutheran Homes in maintenance and then for the Watertown School District in the maintenance department at Riverside Junior High School until he retired.

Willard never really retired; he was the helper of his son’s business, Dale’s Service, up until the end. For anyone who knew “Willie” he was always on the go, he was the master plumber, the wood man, the heating man or anything else that would need fixing, he would fix. He was a hard-working man who would do anything for anyone.  

Willie’s pride and joy was his backyard pool and watching the family enjoy the summers. “Willie’s Water World” will always be a memory for countless members of the family, relatives and friends of the family. He found enjoyment in sitting in the back porch watching the swimmers, watching western movies and playing polka music.  

He is survived by his loving wife and seven children; Dale (Nancy) Ninmann, Jerry Ninmann, Jane (Mark) Pieper, Cindy (Daryl) Tonn, Allen (Jane) Ninmann, Theresa (Jim) Heese, and Lisa (Paul) Kressin. He is also survived by 14 loving grandchildren; Kim Ninmann, Carrie (Frank) Homme, Deanna (Nick) Zubke, Elizabeth (Chad) Bernabei, Vanessa (Ryan) Martin, Michael (Kim) Pieper, Sheena (Chris) Field, Derek Tonn, Olivia and Madeline Ninmann, Maggie and Melanie Heese, Shawn and Corissa Kressin and 11 great-grandchildren. Willard came from a large family of 16 children and is survived by five sisters; Lucille Moke, Ethel Leitzke, Jeanette Kubly, Hazel Kuepfer, Arlene Schuett and three brothers; Ted Ninmann, Larry Ninmann, Art Ninmann, other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and sisters, and one grandson.  

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at St. Henry Catholic Church, Watertown, at noon with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at church on Saturday. Private burial will be held at a later date. Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the family or to Rainbow Hospice in remembrance of Willard would be appreciated.  

Willard is “just walking out the door” on his way to heaven.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home, 500 Welsh Road Watertown

Declan Conrad Stedman

Declan Conrad Stedman, infant son of Samantha Coleman and Eric Stedman of Wheatland was stillborn on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Aurora Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee. Declan is survived by his parents; sister Brookelynn Stedman; maternal grandparents, Barry Brandenburger of Twin Lakes, Becky (Nick Welch) Brandenburger of Twin Lakes and Joyce (Ralph) Kloskey of Jefferson; paternal grandparents, Konni (Lance LaMeer) Stedman of Wheatland and David Stedman of Kewaunee; aunts and uncles, Megan and Austin Brandenburger of Twin Lakes, Miranda and Blake Gleiter of Jefferson, Elizabeth Stedman of Muskego and Shannon Matthew of Wheatland; maternal great-grandparents, Richard and Virginia Justmann of Watertown, Joyce Bower of Florida, Jerald and Diane Brandenburger of Texas and Sue Coleman of Jefferson; paternal great-grandparents, Virginia Stedman of Michigan, Keith and Karen Powell of Florida and Bernie Matthew of Iowa; maternal great-great-grandparents, Dennis and Mary Justmann of Watertown; 25 great-aunts and uncles and many cousins.

Declan was preceded in death by maternal great-grandpa Donald Coleman and paternal great-grandpa Elmer Stedman.

Private family services will be held. For online guestbook The Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Twin Lakes is serving the Stedman Family.

Haase-Lockwood Funeral Home, 620 Legion Drive, Twin Lakes

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