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Elmer O. Bublitz

Died: Saturday, December 01, 2012
Age: 94
Elmer O. Bublitz

Oct. 22, 1918 - Dec. 1, 2012

Elmer Otto Bublitz, 94, a lifelong resident of the Lake Geneva area, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Village Glen in Lake Geneva.

He was born in Geneva Township on Oct. 22, 1918, the son of the late Otto and Clara Brellenthin Bublitz. He graduated from Elkhorn High School in 1936.

On Sept. 21, 1940, in Lake Geneva, he married the former Violet West. She preceded him in death on April 1, 1980. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations. He had worked as a machinist with Holton Instruments and Getzen Instruments in Elkhorn and then for Olson Tool and Die, also in Elkhorn.

He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake Geneva. He was a member of the Elkhorn American Legion Post, a former member of the Big Foot Archers and the Woods and Waters Sportsmanís Club.

Elmer is survived by two sons, Larry (Lana) Bublitz, Wisconsin and Arizona, and Dan (Karen) Bublitz, Pell Lake; three grandchildren, Michele Buelow, Bradley and Lance Bublitz; five great-grandchildren, Madison, Hayden, Megan, Mason and Isabella; and a sister, Vivian Opitz, Sister Bay.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Bublitz; and a great-granddaughter, Josephine Bublitz.

Private services at Roselawn Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Mark Kaesmeyer, of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. The Derrick Funeral Home in Lake Geneva assisted the family with arrangements.

To sign the online guest registry, go to derrickfuneralhome.com.

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