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Volume 18 - Page 2 of 2 April 14, 2000
Bill Pieh - Obituary
William S. Pieh - BURLINGTON - William S. Pieh, 65, passed away at his home on Friday, April 14, 2000. A lifetime resident, he was born in Burlington on December 8, 1934, to William and Katherine (nee: Partee) Pieh.

On August 22, 1959, at St. Rita's Catholic Church in West Allis, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Rose Witiak. He served in the National Guard and then the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954 until 1957 serving in Japan as a Radio Technician. He received his education at St. Charles Grade School, St. Mary's High School, and graduated from Rochester Agricultural School. He studied horseshoeing at California Polytechnical School and received a degree in Animal Husbandry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison , College of Agriculture in 1964. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Burlington, American Legion in Burlington, a Licensed Private Pilot, and a member of the Burlington Flying Club. He was also a member of American Farmers Association, Upper Midwest Horseshoers Association, Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association, and many other blacksmithing and horseshoeing associations. He also was an Assistant Scoutmaster for St. Mary's Troop #334 in Burlington for many years and was a member, with his father, of the Burlington Rifle Club. He was the Owner and President of Centaur Forge Ltd from 1960 until the present.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Rose Pieh of Burlington; daughters, Karen (Tim) Urness of Burlington and Amy Pieh of Lake Forest, Calif.; sons, John (Petra) Pieh of Burlington, Michael (Susan) Pieh of Milwaukee, and Andrew (Theresa) Pieh of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Kelly, Sean, Ryan, Molly, and Erin Urness and Michael and Sarah Pieh; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Charles Catholic Church on Monday, April 17, 2000, at 7 p.m. with Rev. Michael Benham officiating. A Military Graveside service will be held at St. Charles Cemetery on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home on Monday from 3 until 6:30 p.m. SCHUETTE-DANIELS FUNERAL HOME 625 South Browns Lake Drive Burlington 262-763-3434

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