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Sylvan G. Elmer

June 8, 1926 July 9, 2019
Sylvan G. Elmer
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Obituary for Sylvan G. Elmer

Sylvan G. Elmer, 93, of Burlington, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Boland Hall Veteran’s Home in Union Grove.

Born in Postville, Wisconsin on June 8, 1926, he was the son of Conrad and Rosa (nee Duerst) Elmer. He spent his early life in Monticello, Wisconsin where he attended area schools. He served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1947 on the USS Salt Lake City and was part of the Bikini Atoll Atomic Bomb Testing.

On June 18, 1949 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Burlington, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Kretschmer. Following marriage, they resided in Burlington, then moved to Spring Green for 16 years, before moving back to Burlington in 2011. Sylvan was an equipment operator for J.W. Peters, retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and a motorcycle enthusiast, particularly with Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He liked to tinker with lawn equipment and bicycles and was known as a “jack of all trades”. He also loved to fish, especially up in Spring Green.

Sylvan is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Darrell (Sherry) Elmer, Scott Elmer and Guy (Susan) Elmer; fourteen grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte Tresner and Carolyn Pederson; sister-in-laws, Mary Lou Kretschmer and Betty Kretschmer; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 5 sisters and daughter-in-law Dianne Elmer.

The family would like to thank the Boland Hall Veteran’s Home in Union Grove along with Aurora at Home Hospice for their care and concern during this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church.

Mass for Sylvan will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Charles Catholic Church in Burlington. Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 10 AM until 10:45 AM at the CHURCH. A private burial will take place at So. WI Veteran’s Cemetery in Union Grove.




Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
625 S. Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 763-3434
www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

17

Jul

10:00 AM 7/17/2019 10:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 7/17/2019 10:45:00 AM
St. Charles Catholic Church

449 Conkey Street
Burlington, WI 53105

St. Charles Catholic Church
449 Conkey Street Burlington 53105 WI
United States

Service

Wednesday

17

Jul

11:00 AM 7/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Charles Catholic Church

449 Conkey Street
Burlington, WI 53105

St. Charles Catholic Church
449 Conkey Street Burlington 53105 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

21731 Spring St.
Union Grove, WI 53182

21731 Spring St. Union Grove 53182 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Charles Catholic Church

449 Conkey Street
Burlington, WI 53105
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