Ervin "Buzz" Sengstock
Friday, December 27, 2013 9:00 PM
Ervin "Buzz" Sengstock, 92, was peacefully called to heaven surrounded by his family in his home on, Friday, December 27. Born on March 1, 1921 in Marinette to Elizabeth (Miller) and Emil Sengstock, he graduated from Marinette High School in 1939.
Ervin enlisted in the United State Army Air Corps serving in the European Theatre in WWII as a ball turret gunner on a B24 bomber. He returned to Marinette and married Marjorie Philipps on June 21, 1947. They were married 61 years until the time of Marge's death in 2008. Ervin began work at Scott Paper Company in 1945 and was an active member of Local 86 serving as union financial secretary for 36 years. He retired in 1983. Ervin was also politically active as a member of the Marinette School Board as well as a Marinette County Board Supervisor for District 25 for more than 13 years.
Ervin was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and spent 30 years on the church council, school board, and engineer for the elementary school. Buzz faithfully supported the Marinette County Elderly Services meal site in Marinette beginning in 1983. Buzz and Marge ate lunch at table four for over 30 years and also volunteered countless hours. We will remember Buzz for his strong work ethic; bright mind, quick wit, and sense of humor (loved a good joke and April Fool's Day prank); and the love he had for his wife and family.
He is survived by three daughters: Karen (Conrad) Sutek of Peshtigo, Wis., Sally (Leo) Podoski of Neenah, Wis., and Kim (Todd) Zimmerman of Naperville, Ill.; five grandchildren: Kristin (Tim) McNett. Karla (Scott) DeMille, Russell Zimmerman, Robert Zimmerman and Rachel Podoski, five great-grandchildren: Blake, Mason, and Mya McNett, Cayden and Landon DeMille. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary; infant daughter, Sharon; brother-in-law, Marvin Philipps; brother, Russell Sengstock; sister-in-law, Mildred Sengstock, and parents.
Funeral services for Ervin will be held at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of services with Pastor Jon Tesch officiating.
Special thanks to caregivers, Mickey Kehoe and Tom Binders, as well as Unity Hospice. A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Marinette County Elderly Services for their kindness, caring and making every meal special.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory.