John Joseph Ashenbrucker, age 88, of Kaukauna, died on Monday, June 16, 2014. He was born on December 20, 1925 in Madison, South Dakota, the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Skala) Ashenbrucker. Following service in WWII he graduated from UW Madison where he met his unfailing wife, Patricia McDaniel. John worked for most of his career as an electrical engineer in the paper and packaging industry. He was a member of Triangle Fraternity, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ashenbrucker; two sons: Joseph and Stephen (Gloria) Ashenbrucker; two grandchildren: Connor and Evelyn Ashenbrucker.
He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Antoinette and Helen Ashenbrucker; a daughter: Jane Jackson.
Humor was very important to John and he loved to share it with family and friends. His in the moment jokes provided decades of loving laughs.
The funeral liturgy for John will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH (309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna). Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
John's family would like to thank the staff at St. Paul Home Rehab for the care and kindness they provided to John.