Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kenneth Lester Boldt, August 13, 1929 - January 20, 2014

Kenneth Boldt, of Port Washington passed away during the evening hours of Sunday, January 19, 2014 of a broken heart at Lawlis Family Hospice Center in Mequon. He was 84 years old. 
Kenneth was born in Milwaukee on August 13, 1929, son of Lester and Edna Boldt. On May 15, 1954 he married Marilyn Runge at Memorial Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. The couple moved to Port Washington in the early 60's to raise their family. Kenneth worked as a tool distributor for Tryman Distributors in Butler for many years. He finished his career at Frank Meyer and Associates in the early 1990's. Kenneth was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Port Washington. 
He enjoyed bowling, fishing at his cottage, reading, and building all types of models. He didn't just build his grandchildren barns and dollhouses, he created memories. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren at his cottage in Winneconne. 
Kenneth is survived by his four children: Wendy Boldt of Port Washington, Steven (Martha) Boldt of De Pere, David Boldt of Port Washington and Susan (Jeff) Mayer of Grafton. He is further survived by seven grandchildren: Katie and Jeremy Unti, Christopher and Kyle Boldt, and Benjamin, Danielle and Sam Mayer, two great-grandchildren Ayden and Mia, three sisters-in-law Carol (the late Jack) Thaney and Sandy (Frank) Neils both of Neenah and Barb (the late John) Runge of Texas, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Marilyn.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 23nd at 7 PM at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave in Port Washington with Pastor John Klieve officiating. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home from 5-7 PM on the 23nd. The Eernisse Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church in Port Washington. Online condolences may be left 


  1. Sue, I'm so very, very sorry. My heart goes out to all of you. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. Rejoicing he knew the Lord and is dancing on the streets of gold right now with your mom. God Bless you all!

  2. Sue, I am so sorry for your loss... Prayers and Blessings to you and your family as you move through this time... What a gift to know your parents are together and with Jesus, yet I know the pain of losing the daily connection. Peace to you and your family.

  3. Sorry Sue, I'm not logged into my gmail account... this is Raquel, mom to Noah from AZ. xo

  4. I am sorry for your loss, Sue.

    Maybe Ken didn't die of a broken heart, maybe he was hurrying off to join your mom, like going on vacation.