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Official Obituary of

Joseph Pongratz

October 22, 1933 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Joseph Pongratz Obituary

     Joseph Pongratz, 90 years of Egg Harbor, passed away Wednesday morning, March 27, 2024, at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.

     He was born October 22, 1933, in Milwaukee the son of German immigrants, Joseph and Rosina (Eckmueller) Pongratz. Joseph served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for many years with Delta Airlines in customer service until his retirement. In retirement, Joseph moved to Door County where he enjoyed the outdoors and the fellowship with the residents there. He was very proud of his German heritage.

     Joseph attended Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. He enjoyed hunting, cars, and road trips. Joe enjoyed visiting many of the local establishments including one of his favorites, The Log Den in Egg Harbor where he met many who became good friends. He looked forward to the next person he would meet and have a good visit with.

     He will be missed by all his friends and neighbors, Dan and Patti Lautenbach, Jim and Cheryl Bevins, Dan and Jan Lautenbach, Les and Jeanette Lautenbach, Wayne and Diane Lautenbach, Cal and Katie Lautenbach, Steve and Kim Bell, and so many others that gave joy and importance to Joseph’s life.

     Preceding him in death were his parents; and brother, Louis Pongratz.

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday evening, April 2, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. Military Honors by U.S. Air Force and VFW Post 3088 to follow.

     Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee alongside his parents.

     Memorials may be directed in his memory to Messmer Catholic High School in Milwaukee, the United States National Park Service, or Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

     If Joe ever wrote a book about his life, he said it would be titled “It’s me Joe”.

     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of  may be shared with his family through his tribute page at electronic guest book and offer condolences at



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April 2, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC
1414 Michigan Street | P.O. Box 6
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Funeral Service
April 2, 2024

7:00 PM
Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC
1414 Michigan Street | P.O. Box 6
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Corpus Christi Parish
811 W Juniper St, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
Tel: 1-920-743-4716

Messmer Catholic High School Attn: Advancement
PO Box 11409, Milwaukee WI 53211
Tel: 1-414-264-5440

United States National Park Service


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