John Elmer Aukofer
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Aukofer, John Elmer Of Brookfield. John was born to Eternal Life on August 18, 2014, at the age of 77. Treasured husband and hero of Sharon Rose (nee Neville). Dear father of Timothy Aukofer, Megan (James) Olszewski, Patrick Aukofer and Bonnie Sue (Dan) Tesch. Proud grandpa of Nicole and Nolan Esenberg, Stephanie and Rebecca Tesch and great-grandpa of Lillia and Isaiah. Fond brother of Frank (Sharlene) Aukofer, Cici (Jerry) Murphy, Dottie Aukofer, Tessie Tennyson, Margie Anderson, and Clarie Aukofer. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday August 29 from 4 PM until the time of scripture service at 7 PM, followed by an optional Rosary led by the family. Additional visitation will be held at St. Dominic's Church, Brookfield (18255 W. Capital Dr.) on Saturday, August 30, from 9:30 AM until a eulogy at 10:15 AM, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 AM. Graveside services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials to Disabled American Veterans and EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) are appreciated. A virtuous man with a joyful heart. John was an engineer at Johnson Controls by profession, but he also had many talents and interests ranging from acting, dancing, writing skits, cooking, skiing, biking, singing in the church choir to train enthusiast. His infectious smile and humor radiated joy to everyone. John never let life's adversities steal his zest for life.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Aug. 24 to Aug. 27, 2014.
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Mass of Christian Burial
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September 8, 2014
I wish to extend condolences to Dottie Aukofer. Dottie worked in the Marquette U admissions office when I started working there on 25 September 1961.

Jim Frey
Jim Frey
September 3, 2014
Our sincere sympathy to the entire Aukofer family for your loss. I'm sorry that he seemed to have a lot of health issues to deal with. We are a great aunt and 2nd cousin on Megan, Tim & Patrick's mother's side of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Linda Peters
August 31, 2014
Tim, Megan and Patrick, you lived on 46th St when we first moved here on 45th. You were our backyard neighbors and life went on from there. I am not sure about all the connections but I know there were many at St. Sebastian's school etc. Once you become a part of my life, you never leave it. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you including Sharon. Sharon, I believe that I met you at St. Dominic when we came out for a speaker. My heart goes out to you. This new season will be a real challenge for you. I am in my fourth year and I continue to grow with the help of family and friends.
Maggie Blaha
August 28, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Aukofer family. I am positive that John and his siblings visited Pewaukee Lake during summers a long time ago. I lived a few doors down and was Clarie's age. Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the family for the wonderful memories of youth: warm summers, wishing on stars, music, dancing, and summer friendships. I am sorry for your loss and hope that the memories help bring peace.
Janel Zychowicz Novak
August 28, 2014
Dear Sharon,our hearts grieve with you over the loss of our good friend and your beloved husband John. He showed courage as he struggled with his illness for so many years. No more suffering. His warm and kind nature will always be remembered. May Our Lord,along with the Blessed Mother and Saint Padre Pio watch over him as he enters God's Kingdom. We are praying for you and hope that knowing this will in some way help you and your family through this very sad time. Love you Sharon,
Your friends from the Padre Pio Prayer Group of Milwaukee
August 28, 2014
Margie, so sorry for your loss. I went to Messmer with you (class of 1964). Would love to get in touch with you. My sympathy to you and your family. Cathy (Lemberger) Czech
Cathy Lemberger Czech
August 28, 2014
My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)
August 27, 2014
Sharon, Bonnie, Dan, and family,
my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss and sadness. I will remember fondly our times with John at St. Sebs in the choir.
Vince O'Connor
August 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Please be assured God cares for you and will comfort you at this time. 1 Pet. 5:7
August 27, 2014
My ole buddy, John. What good memories. We always found time to talk together at Johnson Controls retirement meetings: about the tennis matches at Wick Field and apres tennis at The Fieldhouse, the "6-8 more" (beers), and the time (after closing) when a bunch of us went to John's house to swim in his backyard pool - and dove from his diving board (no one was killed, or even injured) and we all made it to work the next morning. Other escapades were more on the level.
Lots of good stories. John - everyone's friend. Will 'look you up' in Heaven buddy. - Lou
Lou Davit
August 27, 2014
Very surprised to hear of John's death, we go back to sixth grade when I first met John. Many happy memories interacting with John's siblings and parents.
Our YPC days were always filled with happy times.
My condolences to the Aukofer clan.
Blessings to All
Walter Henry
August 27, 2014
My condolences goes to the family of John Elmer Aukofer. So sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort, comforted you at this time of grief. (Hosea 13:14)
Carol
August 27, 2014
So, John, have you heard the one about the British flyer who crash-landed near Mercy, Austrailia? Oh, wait--you told ME that one! Love you, brother John. Sleep well. Baby Sis
Clare Aukofer
August 23, 2014
Uncle John, You taught me to Polka and that it is always better to be on the dance floor than watching it. That the delivery of a joke is more important than the quality of it. You taught me to always laugh when told a joke even if you've heard it a hundred times. You taught me that my gift wrapping obsession was valid and how to line up stripes on diagonal folds. You taught me that electricity can make large groups of children laugh and have wonder in it, even when their hands are tingling. You taught all of us to have open hearts and smiles and to never pass up a pun. You will be missed and remembered every time a joke gets groaned at! Hope they got a good Polka band there! Love you!
Mary Kathryn MacEoin
August 23, 2014
A truly faith-filled man. You will be greatly missed!
Megan
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