Kurt  Troemel

Obituary of Kurt Alvin Troemel

Kurt Alvin Troemel, 98, of Whitewater passed peacefully from this life to the next on August 14, 2023. He was born to Kurth and Martha (Pickert) Troemel on February 3, 1925 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. A resident of Whitewater since 1946, he was a member of the St John’s Lutheran Church.


He served during World War II in the 29th Infantry Division in the European theater. After the war, he was active in the Whitewater American Legion, Jefferson County Forty and Eight, and the VFW.


He met his lovely bride, Erna Jaeckel and married her on December 24, 1949. They spent 73 years in wedded bliss. They set up home in Whitewater. Kurt worked as a millwright at Whitewater Manufacturing before working for American Motors in Kenosha and was an active member of the UAW. After 30 years, he retired to spend his time helping his neighbors, friends and the Whitewater American Legion, even serving as the Post Commander. He also served as Chef de Gare of the Forty and Eight. Civic minded, Kurt served as a Walworth County board member from 1992 until 2001.


Kurt was preceded in death by his parents, Kurth and Martha (Pickert) Troemel, eleven siblings, and his son, Gary Allen.


Kurt is survived by his wife, Erna (Jaeckel); his daughters Judy (Ray) Leonard and Susan Troemel and his sons Ronald (Sandy), Donald (Sonia), Terry (Margaret), Kenneth (Eileen), 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchild, 9 great great grandchildren, and 2 great great great grandchildren and many many nieces and nephews.



Services to be held on August 28, 2023 at Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater with visitation starting at 10:00 am and services at 11:00 am . Following the service, graveside services with full military honors at Hillside Cemetary. Followed by the luncheon to follow at Fort Atkinson Legion Dugout 201 S Waters Street E Fort Atkinson.


In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Rainbow Hospice 147 W Rockwell St. Jefferson, WI 53549 and Whitewater Post 173 American Legion Cabin Fund c/o Ron Troemel 210 Parkside Dr Whitewater, WI 53190.

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