Helmut F. Dannhauser passed away on Wednesday September 24, 2008, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Hospital. Helmut was born in Grosswenkheim, Germany, on May 7, 1933, son of the late Franz and Marie (nee: Roess) Dannhauser.
On July 9, 1960, in Burgsolms, Germany, he was united in marriage to Waltraud M. “Wally” Wilhelm Dannhauser. Following their marriage, they moved to the United States to start their new life together. Wally preceded Helmut in death on December 15, 2005. Helmut was employed with P.D.I. for thirty five years until his retirement in 1998. He retired so he could work full time as a chef at the Pfister, a job he truly loved. He was employed there for thirty six years. Helmut was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the German Club. Helmut enjoyed the outdoors, working on his never-ending projects in his yard, his swans and wildlife in general. More than anything it was his family that gave him his most joy. He will be dearly missed.
Helmut is survived by his two very much loved sons, Steven (Jackie) Dannhauser of Racine and Markus (Julie) Dannhauser of Lombard, IL; and his two precious grandchildren, Sami and Stevie, which he loved and adored very much; brother Albin (Brigitte) Dannhauser of Munich, Germany; sister, Berta (Arthur) Röder of Hardt, Germany; dear family friend Karin Stier; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his brother Arno Dannhauser.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday October 3, 2008, at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. John D. Aiello officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Friends may meet with the family and say goodbye to Helmut at the funeral home on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main Street, Raciine (262) 634-7888