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Ivan R. House

December 30, 1939 November 7, 2013
Ivan R. House
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IVAN R. HOUSE Mr. Ivan House of Riverview Trail in Fredonia passed away Thursday evening November 7 2013 at Horizon Hospice in Mequon. He was 73 years old. Ivan was born in Milwaukee on December 30 1939 son of Archibald and Ester Kolander House. He attended local schools and later graduated with a degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He was united in marriage with Kristy Timonen in 1964. She preceded him in death in 1984. Following her death Ivan moved to Mequon and later Cedarburg moving to Fredonia in 1988. Mr. House had worked as a production manager for various manufacturing companies in Milwaukee in his younger days and more recently had worked in sales for A-1. While living in Mequon he was a member and former trustee of Mequon United Methodist Church as well as belonging to the Masonic Lodge. Ivan was a longtime member of the Ozaukee Chorus and had enjoyed the many years of friendship and camaraderie that it brought. While attending rehearsal one evening he met Marianne Kartheiser. That evening began a loving relationship that lasted more than 25 years. Ivan enjoyed woodworking playing piano and was an accomplished artist. He was a very generous man and had a wonderful sense of humor. Ivan is survived by Marianne and her two children: Chris (Mary Ann) Fawcett of Lodi and Lauri Wells of Dallas TX as well as Lauri's children Jesse and Allana Wells. He is further survived by his sister Vivian (Floyd) Brown of Oregon sisters-in-law Elaine (the late Eugene) House of Milwaukee and Karen Timonen of West Allis other relatives and many friends. He is also survived by his loving dog Freeda Visa. He is preceded in death by his wife Kristy and his brother Eugene. Funeral Services will be held at 6PM on Thursday November 14th at Friedens Evangelical Church 454 N. Milwaukee St. Port Washington. Pastor Brandon Lemons will preside. Ivan will be laid to rest in Pinelawn Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors at the CHURCH on Thursday from 4-6PM. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.


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