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Miles M. Laubenheimer(1922 - 2014)

Laubenheimer, Miles M. Of Menomonee Falls and Sun Prairie. Passed away in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on March 1, 2014, surrounded by family. He was born on July 5, 1922 to William and Ida Laubenheimer of Richfield, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lillian Olson, his second wife Esther Brazy, his sister Naomi Laubenheimer and brother Dr. Roger Laubenheimer. He attended Richfield grade school, Menomonee Falls High School and graduated with a degree in Commerce from the University of Wisconsin, Madison at the age of 20. Miles entered the army after college and was assigned to the Transportation Corp where he performed the service of stevedore. He served in England, France and Germany. On VE Day he was assigned to the Office of Military Government, Berlin, Germany where he served in the protocol section, the personnel section and in an administrative capacity. He was discharged in July of 1947 with a reserve rank as Major. After being discharged he attended the University of Wisconsin Law School graduating in 1949 with a doctorate in law. He began a law practice in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He was admitted to the United States Supreme Court and U.S. Tax Court. After practicing for 30 years he entered the school bus business, transporting students. He was the owner of Safeway Transport, New Berlin Bus Company, Muskego Transport and Allyn Bus Company. He sold the bus companies in 1983 and became a snow bird spending 6 months of the year in Ft. Myers, Florida and 6 months in Wisconsin. He was active in Lions International organizing the Richfield Lions Club and was the first president. He was active in the Menomonee Falls Lions Club where he was president and held most of the other offices during his tenure with the club. He was a member of the American Legion and served as a state Adjutant General. He was also a member of the VFW. Miles was instrumental in the establishment of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls. He was a member of North Hills Country Club, Myerlee Country Club, Tripoli Temple and Scottish Rights Temple, and American Legion. He is survived by two daughters, Lynn (Mike) Granitz and Gail (Jim) Stintzi both of Sun Prairie, 6 grandchildren, Garrett and Leah Granitz, Allie (Charlie) Page, Katie (Dave) Borud, David (Jen) Stintzi, Daniel (Kristyn) Stintzi, 3 stepsons, Joe Brazy of Virginia, Peter (Jane) Brazy of South Carolina, Mike (Sue) Brazy of Sussex, Wisconsin and 5 step grandchildren. Family would like to thank staff at The Lighthouse of Sun Prairie and Agrace Hospice for their loving care of Miles through times of difficulty. Visitation Friday, March 7, 4:30PM to 6:30PM at The Lighthouse of Sun Prairie, 222 S. Bristol Street, Sun Prairie, WI. Visitation Saturday March 8, 10:00AM, Memorial Service 11:00AM at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI (family center). In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Sun Prairie Young Life, a ministry in which all six of his grandchildren participated and served.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 5, 2014
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