Harry William Endres
Harry William Endres, age 86, passed away peacefully at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie surrounded by his family on May 9, 2017.
He was born at home in Roxbury on May 25, 1930 to the late Leonard and Lydia (Breunig) Endres. Harry was united in marriage to Marlene Paar at St. Martins in Martinsville on Aug. 24, 1954. Harry and Marlene farmed and raised their kids on a beautiful piece of land in Roxbury. In 1980, Harry started working at the Dairy Forage Center in Prairie du Sac where he worked for the next 20 years, retiring in 2000. Harry also spent many years selling seed corn. He was a member of the St. Norbert’s Catholic Church and a member of the Black Hawk Council Knights of Columbus, Roxbury.
Music was a big part of Harry’s life. He played in the Buttons and Banjo polka band for over 35 years and was a member of the St. Norbert’s Church choir for over 50 years. Family was also very important to Harry, and he loved the many Sunday afternoons when his family gathered at the farm in Roxbury.
Harry is survived by his wife, Marlene; five children, Darrell (Diane) Endres of Prairie du Sac, Sheri (Chris) Allen of Lodi, Colleen Storck of Madison, Julie (Jim) Wipperfurth of Roxbury, Brad (Lynn) Endres of Waunakee; grandchildren, Ross (Courtney) Endres, Stephanie (Jeff) Neumann, Brian (Nicole) Schlough, Derek (Martina) Allen, Travis (Ellie) Allen, Jeremy Hellenbrand, Brandon (Sarah) Hellenbrand, Jimmy and Katie Storck, Jordan (Sara Mrkvicka) Wipperfurth, Joel Wipperfurth, Casey (Chelsea) Endres, and Brian Endres (friend Emma); nine great-grandchildren, seven siblings, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeff; great-granddaughter, Mia Allen; son in-law, Bob Storck; former son in-law, Darell Hellenbrand; former daughter in-law, Sharon Endres; and four siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tues. May 16, 2017 at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church, Roxbury. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Mon., May 15, 2017 at Hooverson Funeral Home, 251 Water St., Sauk City where a Rosary will be prayed at 2:45 pm. Visitation will also be held the morning of the mass at the funeral home from 10:00 am until 10:45.
Harry’s family would like to thank the staff at Maplewood for their compassionate care. Special thanks to Dr. Barclay Schultz, Renee Schutte, and Deb Krueger for providing great care to Harry for so many years. Also thanks to Fr. Jerry for his many visits to Harry.
The family would also like to give a very special thank you to Diane Endres for all the things she did for both Harry and Marlene over the last several years. Her help did not go unnoticed and was very much appreciated.
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