1923 - 2008
Harry H. Gramdorf, 85, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at Golden Living Center-Watertown.
Harry was born on Aug. 6, 1923, in the town of Shields, son of Arnold and Esther (Tews) Gramdorf. He was a 1941 graduate of Watertown High School. He married Ruth Roth on Sept. 15, 1946, at Wesley Methodist Church in Watertown.
Harry was a tool and die maker for Wisconsin Porcelain Co. in Sun Prairie, retiring in 1993. Harry was a member of Door Creek Evangelical Free Church in Madison. He loved gardening, leather crafting, woodworking and playing guitar.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Gramdorf of Watertown; a daughter, Marilyn Gramdorf of Madison; a son, Darrell (Debbie) Gramdorf of Waukesha; three granddaughters, Rachel, Rebecca and Hannah Gramdorf; two sisters, Arlene Gramdorf of Watertown and Shirley (Dean) Freson of Watertown; also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bernice Bothum and Donna Mae Freson; and a brother, Dean Gramdorf.
Memorials to the family would be appreciated.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Calvin Steiner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today and Thursday until the time of service at the funeral home.
Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at pedersonfuneralhomes.com.
The family extends a special thank you to Golden Living Center for the loving and tender care given to Harry.
Ruth G. Gramdorf
Ruth G. Gramdorf, 96, of Watertown, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at UW Hospital in Madison.
Ruth was born on Oct. 16, 1922, the daughter of Fernando and Gertrude (Schumacher) Roth. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She married the love of her life, Harry Gramdorf, on Sept. 15, 1946, at the Wesley Methodist Church in Watertown.
Ruth loved her Lord and Savior and served as a Sunday school teacher and was always willing to share her faith. She was a member of Door Creek Church in Madison. During her working years, she worked at Johnson Controls in Watertown. Ruth enjoyed helping others and had a passion for spending time with her family.
Survivors include daughter Marilyn Gramdorf of Madison, son Darrell (Debbie) Gramdorf of Waukesha and granddaughters Rachel (Ryan), Rebecca (Peter) and Hannah (Alec).
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, brothers Charles and Daniel, sisters Verona and Gladys.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday at the Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Calvin Steiner of Door Creek Church presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.
Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown
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