Recent Waukesha Obituaries

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Joan E. Stutz
Joan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waukesha. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family.

Ottilie “Tillie” Orgas (nee Schmidt)
Tillie was born in Ross, Poland on Feb. 9, 1911, a daughter of Edward and Marie Schmidt. She was the loving wife of Art Orgas for more than 40 years. Tillie was a longtime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha. She enjoyed volunteering at the YWCA for many years and growing roses. Tillie will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Art; parents, brother’s, Erich and Alexander; sister’s, Frieda Leipski and Gretchen Jensen.

Joris A. Garvens “Jory”
Joris graduated from Waukesha High School.  Joris was a lifelong member of MT. Calvary Lutheran Church. He was proud to serve in the Wisconsin National Guard. Joris married the love of his life, Kathryn “Kathy” (nee Muehleck) on July 7, 1962. He has always loved cars; buying, selling and driving. Joris was always the one to count on if you needed to find a good car deal. He worked at a few area car dealerships before going to work for the Godfrey/Fleming (Sentry) Company, where he worked for 30 years.

Darwin D. Meissner
On April 7, 1945, Darwin married the love of his life, Alice Lees. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Merton and formerly of Calvary Baptist Church, Menomonee Falls, and Lisbon United Presbyterian Church, Sussex. Darwin enjoyed traveling and a cottage on Goose Lake, WI; but his life’s joy was working the dairy farm that his father before him, and his son after him, worked.  He was born and died in the same bedroom of the farmhouse his father built in 1906.  He was content in quietly, humbly and faithfully serving his family and his Lord


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