Ethel M. Lohse
Lohse passed peacefully from this earth on August 8, 2020, to rejoin her
husband and partner in life in Heaven. Born on October 29, 1938, in Fond
du Lac, WI, the daughter of August and Elsie (Kramer) of Dotyville. She
married Wayne Lohse on May 17, 1957, in Waukegan, Ill.
worked over 25 years for Trepanier’s Beer and Liquor followed by RB Royal
Industries until she retired. She was a member of The Eagles Club Women’s
Auxiliary, the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Sacred Heart Church and the
NRA. She was an extraordinary woman with a feisty Irish spirit and a German
sense of purpose. She believed deeply in fairness and human dignity which
lead her to volunteer countless hours in support of her community at The Eagles
Club, The American Legion, Big Brothers Big Sisters for 12 years, where she was
received a Paul Davis Award for Outstanding Big Sister in 1987 and most notably
to the Salvation Army for many years, where she was devoted to their many
programs. She enjoyed hunting, fishing with her husband, gambling, spending
time at their cottage on the Fox River, enjoying the gifts of nature in the
woods and spending time with family and friends.
Ethel is her loving daughter Dawn (Merl) Albert of Fond du Lac; cherished
granddaughters Jessica Albert (Adam Foxman) of Greendale, WI, and Amanda Albert
of Cudahy WI; one great-granddaughter Rory Foxman of Greendale, WI; and one
brother Leonard (Donna) Drolshagen of Florida.
preceded in death by her husband Wayne, her parents August Drolshagen
and Elsie Westemeier, one sister Ann Hess and one brother David “Reb”
private family Christian burial will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at
Lyons Forest Home Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will take place at the
American Legion on a date to be determined, due to COVID-19. Cremation has
of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Ethel’s name to
the Salvation Army Brown Bag Program of Fond du Lac and Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Fond du Lac.
Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family,
guestbook and additional information can be found at www.kurkifuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420