Ellyn Adele Buhmann (nee Lacke), age 83, of West Allis, WI (formerly of Waukesha) passed away on October 28, 2022 in Brookfield, WI.
Ellyn was born in Shullsburg, WI to Charles and Julia “Marguerite” Lacke on April 18, 1939. She graduated from West Allis Central High School. Later in life, she attended college and graduated from Alverno College in 1981 with a degree in Communications. She worked at International Harvester (Navistar) in the IT Department for over 30 years. She met her husband, Richard Buhmann at a high school reunion, and they were married on November 4, 1989.
She was a very active member of Mary Queen of Heaven (now Mother of Perpetual Help). Her faith, volunteerism, and devotion to her church, her husband, and to her children and grandchildren were the foundation of her life. She also enjoyed her time as a Red Hatter and time with other friends.
Ellyn is preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law Richard Hodges, and nephew Matthew Lacke.
Ellyn is survived by her loving husband Richard, and will be sadly missed by her children, Joseph (Kyong) Eiche, Patricia Gustafson (John Watermolen), Kelly Maney, Karen Eiche; grandchildren Rhiannon (Michael) Jaros, Anna and Tyler Gustafson, Luke and Allison Maney, as well as her great-granddaughter, Naomi Cait Jaros. She is further survived by her stepchildren John Buhmann, Gina (Chris) Slade, and Joseph Buhmann; beloved brothers and sisters Charles (Nancy) Lacke, Mary Kay Lacke, Rebecca (Jim) Peelen, Alice Hodges, John (Suzanne) Lacke, Mark (Barbara) Lacke, Lawrence (Carol) Lacke, Philip (Nancy) Lacke, and numerous nieces and nephews.
On Monday, November 7, 2022 there will be a visitation from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and a vigil at 7:00 PM at Krause Funeral Home, 12401 West National Avenue, New Berlin, Wisconsin.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2022 an additional visitation will be held at 10:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Mary Queen of Heaven (Mother of Perpetual Help) 2322 South 106th Street, West Allis, Wisconsin. A procession to Highland Memorial Park will follow.