Anhalt, Robert

Bob expired November 3, 2020. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather and a kind and giving person to friends and the community. He was able to go on an honor flight in 2017
Bob & Penny Buhler
A great man who raised great kids. We were proud to know your family. Thank you for your service.
Your daughter’s college roommates.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Robert Anhalt who passed away recently. Thank you Robert for all your years of service to our country.
Greg, Karen & Ashley Hofmeister

Arent, Lawrin

In memory of Lawrin Arent, stepfather to Erik Goslawski.
Zoomlion North America

Arent, Lawrin C.

In the memory of Lawrin C. Arent. Rest in peace.
UAW 82

Auclair, Charles

In memory of Chuck Auclair
David Pasciak and Associates of VantagePointe Financial Group

Auclair, Charles D

Neat, helpful individual who is leaving us too early.
Fellow model railroader

Auclair, Charles D.

In memory of Chuck.
Sue Nelsen

Auclair, In memory of Charles

In memory of Charles Auclair, husband of Paulette Auclair. Paulette Auclair
Tom and Marilyn Swiontek

Austin, Gordon

Although I never met Gordy, his spirit will live on in his daughter, Jenny. I feel blessed to honor him and this organization on her behalf.
Marybeth Herbst & Family

Bailey, Thomas

Dedicated in Memory of Colonel Thomas F. Bailey who was a Second War Ace and Commander of the 128th Air Refueling Group for many years. RIP TOM
Col Mike Everson

Barbian, Wilfred

In loving memory of our dear Grandpa. We miss you this Christmas!
Emily, Cal, Gray and Celia
In loving memory of Wil, beloved father and proud Army Korean War Veteran (1952-54). Blessed Honor Fight honoree, October 2014. Your life exemplified the meaning of service…to God, to your family, to your community and to your Country. You are and always will be our HERO!! With Love and gratitude.
Tim & Ellen Winters
Korean War veteran who passed away this year. The Honor Flight was one of his greatest experiences.
Derek and Tamara Adams

Barbian, Wilfred A.

Grandpa’s honor flight was the experience of a lifetime. He passed away earlier this year, and this gift is made in memory of him.
Nathan Winters

Barrington, Richard

In memory of Rick and in gratitude for his service to our country.
A family friend

Berens, Rollie

In memory of Rollie’s many years of service.
Bardele family

Bischel, Robert

In honor of my father, Robert A. Bischel, Army, WWII
His daughter and son in law

Bode, Dan

This is a memorial for Dan Bode.
Linda Anderson

Bode, Daniel

He loved his country and God!
Loving friends
In honor of your life and service. Rest in peace.
A friend of your daughter Dawn
Thank you for your service, Dan. We will miss you at All Saints Lutheran Church.
Brenda Badger
In honor of your Dad who bravely served to defend our country. Wishing you God’s peace during this time. With love
Auntie Sandy
In honor of Dan’s service to our country.
Clarice, Mary Kay, Tony and Takoda
In memory of Daniel Bode
Dwight and Lisa winger
In loving memory of Dan Bode who passed away on 9-11-20. He will be missed.
Mike & Linda O’Keefe

Bode, Daniel

Air Force veteran from Korea. He enjoyed the honor flights he participated in with his Daughter.
Rachel Carlson-in support of Dawn Ludwig his daughter

Boettcher, Kenneth

A Great Soul By Maya Angelou “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.”
Kathy and Reuben Glass

Boettcher, Kenneth R.

In honor and memory of Kenneth Boettcher who passed away on October 28, 2020. He enjoyed his Honor Flight!
Kim Spoerl Moose friend

Bratkowski, Ron

A special Vietnam Veteran who accepted me as a Brother.
William Kleemann

Brice, Edward D.

Edward Brice passed away on August 7th at the age of 93. Edward left high school in Two Rivers, WI at the age of 17 in 1945 to join three of his brothers in fighting for our country. He joined the Merchant Marines and served throughout the South Pacific. In 1946, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Alaska until 1948. He returned from service, married, worked various jobs and with his wife, Dorothea raised six children. Eddie was encouraged many times to fly on an Honor Flight, but he declined because he didn’t think he deserved to go since he did not see action as his brother’s did. Despite our uncle’s humble decline to participate in an Honor Flight, Michele Schmitz and Trudy Joecks, daughters of one of his older brothers, want to honor him by donating to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight in his name.
Loving Nieces, Michele and Trudy

Brucker, George

In honor of George Brucker. We will miss you!
Ursula and Corrine Plieth
A very kind, loving Uncle that I learned a lot from.
John Boyd
Thank you for your service George.
Geraldine Markovic
Go rest high on that mountain. Your work on Earth is done.
Craig & Mary Shimetz
In memory of Uncle George Brucker, a great man.
Beth Seegers Wroblewski
In honor of George Brucker, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps in Guam during WWII, who passed away on January 7, 2021 at the age of 93.
A work colleague of Tim Brucker
Thanks for your service to our country
Kevin/Beverly Bohrer
In loving memory of George B. Brucker and his service to our country.
Patti Peters
In loving memory of George Brucker. I attended the Honor Flight in November of 2011 with him and his son., along with my Uncle James Weber. My heroes!!! Thank you for your service!!
Ed and Pip Gunderman
Tribute to George Brucker, father of Tim Brucker of Kendall Packaging. Condolences to George Brucker’s family from Tim’s friends and colleagues at Kendall Packaging.
Kendall Packaging

Brucker, George B.

Beloved Uncle
Scott & Pam Giesegh
Beloved uncle.
Joanne Kluge Greek

Budnik, Leonard

Thank you
Jay and Peggy Stutz

Chavez, Carlos

In honor and memory of his exemplary service to his country and family.
Mary Jo and Ed Baisch
Born in Michoacán, Mexico, Carlos was a proud American citizen. He loved this country and fought with dedication and bravery during WWII , serving 5 campaigns. He was honored with the Silver Battle Bronze, Bronze Star for Valor, Frances Highest Order of Merit and the Cheveler (Knight) Medal.
Melissa and Tom Hughes and family
We will miss you uncle Carlo.
Todd and Victoria
To my Uncle Carlos, May you Rest In Peace. We were blessed to have you in ours life’s, you will be missed.❤️
Ken, Monica and Sophia Kurszewski

Chavez, Carlos J.

Carlos J. Chavez, patriarch of the Chavez family met the Lord peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 6th surrounded by family. Age 97 years. Born in Michoacan. Mexico, Carlos was a proud U.S. citizen. He loved this country and fought with dedication and bravery during World War II, serving in 5 campaigns. He was honored with the Silver Battle Star, Bronze Star for Valor, France’s Highest Order of Merit and The Cheveler (Knight) Medal. Carlos upheld a high standard of dignity and respect. He was a man of outstanding character who taught us about love, dedication and hard work. He was a humble man who selflessly took care of his wonderful wife and family. He will live forever in the hearts and minds of his family and all who were blessed to know him.
Mauren and Herschel Kruger

Christensen, George

In loving memory of a proud veteran of the US Army Air Corps, WWII
George was commissioned a B-24 bomber pilot as a member of the 454 Air Bomber Division. He successfully completed 35 missions in the European theater with the help of the Tuskegee Airmen as his escorts. He proudly never lost a single member of his crew of 10. He was compassionate, kind man of faith and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grand father. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Jeff and Jean Reigle
George was in WW 2, he completed 35 missions . We were grateful for your friendship to Warren Hagen since kindergarten. Thank you, George
Jeff and Linda Hagen

Christensen, George B.

In honor of “Ivory”, US Army Air Corps WWII pilot - 454 Air Bomber Div.
Gary & Cindy Forston

Christensen, George Bert

I would like to pay my last respects to a fellow airman and pilot. George was one of the lucky B-24 bomber pilots who made it back with his crew intact. His superior piloting skill was evident and the accompaniment of his fellow Tuskegee airmen made it possible. I honor his memory, his service, and his devotion to his family. I salute you George Christensen and may we meet in the ranks someday.
Howard A. Hadley, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)

Corcoran, David

David, US Navy veteran, was on the same Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C. as I was. I’m pretty sure it was as emotional for him as it was for me. Although I don’t remember talking with him, I do remember his face. I salute you David and your comrades in arms. Thanks for your service and may we meet again in the ranks my brother.
Howard A. Hadley, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)

Derler, Gilbert

Our deepest sympathies for the loving family of war hero Gilbert Derler.
Robin & Gary Haverman

Duehring, Bob

Thank you for your service.
Rob, Judy and Cole Duehring

Ehrmann, DR. Mike

Dr. Mike Ehrmann was a Vietnam veteran and great friend who was always ready to help everyone. He was thrilled to be on the Honor Flight and be recognized for his service. USN
Lynn & Mike Noonan

Emslie, Patricia

Patricia passed away at the age of 24 and we just want to donate this money in her name. Both her grandfathers were vets. Thank you
people at her funeral
As Patricia now flies with the angels, may this gift in her name help a veteran make the flight to Washington D.C.
Mark, Pam, Emmy and Alex Rostagno

Engel, Bill

In memory of my Dad, A.W. "Bill" Engel. I’d give anything to have taken you on an Honor Flight, even though I know you would have insisted that you "didn’t deserve it." You definitely deserved it. This donation is made in your honor so that another hero who deserves it can make the trip. Rest in peace Daddy.
Your daughter Laura

Epping, Charles

In honor of Charles F. Epping, who passed on August 14, 2020.
Friends and family of Charles Epping

Fager, Wayne

We will miss Wayne. He was a great patriot. He exemplified the kind of behavior towards others you hope everyone would emulate. He could fix anything which is a rare skill in today’s modern world. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,a nod let perpetual light shine upon him. Rest In Peace
Sean & Melissa Cooley
Thank you for your service, Wayne!
Thank you for your service, Wayne!
Erin Ball

Feldhusen, James

For your service to the country, the community, and your family.
Michael Kass, Jon Schmitz, George King, Dan Krohn, Amy Koeppel, Mike Carver, Joe Hahn, Nick Andersen, Mike Leeman & David Tucek
In memory of James Feldhusen. You will truly be missed by those you loved!
Pat and Patty Crain

Feldhusen, James E.

Contribution in memory of James E. Feldhusen 10/5/1935-12/18/2020 US Army National Guard 32nd Infantry 1953-1959 Active duty 10/1961-9/1962 Retired SFC-E-7
Mary Gross, Natalie McCormick, Barb Richter, Prudence Olesen, Melissa Welu. Coworkers of Laura Feldhusen, James Feldhusen’s daughter

Flaherty, Martin

In remembrance of our beloved Uncle Marty, a dedicated military veteran and dedicated family man who loved his country, homeland and family with his huge Irish heart. Always remembered, always cherished, always loved ~
Steve Schwartz (Stevie) and family

Franecki, Raymond

In loving memory of Raymond Franecki who honorably served his country for nearly 30 years in the U.S. Army and in the Reserves. Rest in peace.
Paul Maciolek and Karen Conrad

Friedel, Charles W.

For a beloved man who served his country and his family. Love you Poppy.

Garay, David

In remembrance of a wonderful man and veteran, David Garay
Doris & Gary Schlenvogt

Gary, Jesse

To my late grandfather who served our country during the Korean War.
Nick Dettmann, his beloved grandson

Glick, Hal

We are so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing. Please send this tribute information in a card to Mr. & Mrs. David Glass, 6911 N. Crestwood Drive, Glendale, WI 53209. Thank you.
Marilyn & Brad Shovers & Family

Gloede, Donald

In memory of Mr. Gloede, Father to Sue Swan, Grandfather to Morgan and Tanner Swan.
Serena, Holli, Gail, Darlene, Karen, Scott, Cheryl, Marina, Katie

Godek, Eula

In Memory of Eula Godek
Kurt and Rosemary Glaisner

Gordee, Everett

You will be missed, Everett.
Jeanne Nagorski
To Honor the memory of our Uncle Everett.
Mike, Ed, Jan and Donna
In memory of Uncle Everett.
Ervin & Naomi Schindhelm family.
In loving memory of my Uncle Everett. An honorable man who’s sacrifice and service to his country and his family will never be forgotten.
Carl Staehle Family
In memory of Everett Gordee
Friends of Lisa Gordee, his granddaughter
In honor of his service and his commitment to his family.
Brian and Sherri Holt
In honor of a great American and Purple Heart honoree who served this great country in WWII and lived a quiet, serene life. He was cribbage shark and enjoyed playing with his family and friends.
Gregg and Jeanne Dati

Gotsche, Glen

In memory of Glen Gotsche and his dedication and service to our country. A special tribute to his family during this time of loss.
Tom and Ruth Clark & family

Gregory, Richard

thank you for your service and for sharing your honor flight with me
your loving family

Grundman, Jack

In honor of Jack Grundman.
The Esmeiers
Jack has been a friend of ours for over 50 years and we will dearly miss him.
Long time friends.

Hasch, Don

In memory of Don Hasch Sr
Friends of the family

Haybeck, Frank

In memory of Frank Haybeck
Jane Duffy
My deepest sympathy to the family of Frank Haybeck, grandfather of Evan Warwick
Shirley Adrian

Hein, Bridget

In loving memory of Bridget Hein
Lisa Kellner
Per Bridget’s request, a donation in her memory is given.
Curtis and Jeanne Forester

Heiser, James

In honor of James Heiser who was able to go on the Honor Flight a few years ago, one of the best experiences he enjoyed before Alzheimer’s took his memories.
The Heiser Family

Heiser, James E.

Janet & Bob Hayden and Connie & Mario Rinaldi
Jim will be remembered for many things, but mostly for the beautiful force of his spirit and love.
Dan and Karen Weiss

Heiser, Jim

In honor of the Heiser family
The patio bar & grill

Hermansen, Eugene “Gene”

I was on a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight with Gene in April 2018. I remember Gene as a gracious and friendly soul. Although I only spoke with him a few times on the flight, I was inspired by his patriotism. Godspeed Gene, and may you continue your faithful service in the ranks of the heroes in Heaven. God Bless You and your family. We will meet again and share some war stories.
Howard Hadley, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)

Hinze, Jr., Ward

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.
Don and Debbi Helvick

Hoeft, Harold

In honor of Harold Hoeft
Steve Agnew and Diane Larson
In Memory of Harold Hoeft’s service during the Korean War.
Steve & Flip Varsos
In loving memory of Uncle Harry. You were a very special part of our family. It was an honor to know and love you. We will all miss you.
Your Loving Family, The Greens
Tribute to: Harold “Nick” L. Hoeft, Waukesha, WI Nick was one of the great ones. He touched the lives of so many in such positive ways. We appreciate that he was recognized for his military service and given an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., in 2016.
Gerald & Candace Becker
So sorry for your grandfathers passing, Danny. I’m glad you had this experience with him.
Conor McDermott-Mostowy
You will not be forgotten.
Kathleen Borowski
In memory of Harold Hoeft
David Krueger
In memory of a fine man who was kind to all. Lovingly, Wes and Jean Keller
Your cousins

Hogan, Molly

In recognition of Molly’s great service to our veterans though Stars & Strips Honor Flight’s misson!
Mom & Dad

Horstmeier, Paul

This is being given in honor of our deceased friend and veteran, Paul Horstmeier.
Doris & Gary Schlenvogt

Hurst, Janet

Janet Hurst, the loving wife of WWII veteran Joseph Hurst. Condolences to the entire Hurst family. She is at peace.
Robert Zarwell

Inselman, Herbert

My dad, a Korean War vet, felt he didnt deserve to go on a flight. He and I had the most amazing day ever. To my Dad!
Diane Rubsam and family

Isleb, James

It was an honor serving with you and having you as a friend.

Jurena, Kelly

In honor of Kelly’s service and his assistance at our fundraising events.
Chickens 4 Charity

Just Stash,

You will be greatly missed by many people. Your willingness to go above and beyond for all the SSHF Veterans will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Stash...
Jeff & Eileen

Karnthaler, Kurt

You were a very special friend to us and will always hold a place in our hearts.
Rick and Kim Roloff
Rest in peace Kurt. Like my older brother, Kurt was an avid train enthusiast. Trains were his passion and Kurt’s fondness for them reminded me of my older brother. Perhaps they will join up now and "ride the rails" together. God Bless you Dianne and your family. We will not forget Kurt!
Howard A. Hadley, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)
Kurt Karnthaler passed away on October 16, 2020, age 79 years. Kurt supported the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight as a charity and requested donations be made to this great organization in lieu of flowers, in memory of a great life lived.
Gregg Zak
In memory of a special friend
Carol and Ken Stephany
In memory of Kurt Karnthaler.
Peter, Wendy and Olivia Muth
To Diane, Cory and Eric. We wish we could attend the funeral of your husband/dad. We were planning the trip until it was suggested we needed to quarantine for 2 weeks upon our return. We miss seeing everyone, and will always remember Kurt from the time you all entered our family with Wally and mom’s union ship. What a journey of life and growth. I remember your dad helping me put together my canopy waterbed in my apartment in 1981, 27 pieces. Yikes, crazy. When Frank & I were married, Kurt, as part of our wedding party needed to carry flower girl, Abbey down the isle at church. We remember when Kurt visited mom in Dayton, mom was so excited & wanted to take him to her favorite restaurant, The Mill in Miamisburg. He would just smile. The everlasting smile. Diane & Kurt’s wedding on the boat was a memory as I just found pictures the other day. He will be missed. May he rest in peace. Mom, your biological grandmom, Wally, & others welcome him to Eternity.
Barb and Frank Ganschow
In loving memory of a fine man and patriot.
Phillip and Lynn Arazny
Thank you sir for your honorable service to this country! I salute you one last time. May you join the ranks of the honored veterans watching over us. Godspeed and my condolences to your family.
Howard A. Hadley, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)

Kasuboski, Joseph J.

In memory of Joseph J. Kasuboski, who passed away January 10, 2021. Joseph was a veteran of the Vietnam War, earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Joseph got to participate in an Honor Flight a few years ago and it was truly a memorable event for him and his daughter who accompanied him.
The Butcher Family

Kempf, Henry

Thank you for your service.

Kenney, Robert

in honor of your selfish service to our country and your honorable life
Mary Ellen Krueger

Kessler, Frank

In memory of Frank "John" Kessler, a man whose life was spent in service to his country, community, friends, and family.
The Truitts

Klauk, Dale

In honor of My Father Dale Klauk, who served in Korea and went on the Honor Flight June 6th, 2015.
Klauk Family

Kloke, Mike

Merry Christmas!

Kobza, James

In honor of James E. Kobza
Co-Workers of his daughter, Carolyn Stojsavljevic
Our deepest condolences to the Kobza Family
Keith Popp, Barb Schantzen, Bonnie & Khanh Nguyen, Becky Popp, Andy & Bekah Popp
In honor of James Edward Kobza, US ARMY. Thank you for your service and may your soul rest with your soldier brothers.
Lori Lara
In honor and memory of James Edward Kobza
Family friend

Kobza, James Edward

To honor the passing of Mr. Kobza and a cause we stand behind
R&J Henkel

Kocher, Dennis

Cheryl in honor of your father, we are so very sorry for your loss. Your Administrative Staff Team at EV
Doug, Nikki, Mary, Matt, Justin, Mary Kay and Carole
In memory of Cheryl Bauer’s Father, Dennis Kocher.
Barbara Croak, friend of Cheryl Bauer
In memory of Dennis M. Kocher, who served our Army and National Guard. Thank you for your years of service.
Your friends at CDN Inc.
Donation in the name of Dennis Kocher
Renee Fasanella NorthShore University HealthSystem
We thank you for your service always.
Rochwite Family

Koenings, Thomas

My Dad served in the Vietnam War and has endured many physical and emotional issues related to his service and I have no way of thanking him enough for what he has done for our family and our country.
Family Member

Koerner, Victor

In honor of my uncle and godfather Vic Koerner.
Tom Koerner family

Krause, LaVern

Thank you for your service and for being an inspiration to so many.
Pam Nelson

Krause, LaVern

From Obituary: "Sonny" earned a full football scholarship to the University of Wisconsin, but after one semester, he and one of his childhood friends enlisted in the Navy. He completed basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Academy in Illinois and was stationed for a time at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina and at Camp Pendleton in California. Sonny wrote to President Eisenhower requesting that he be sent to the front lines, and the federal government obliged. He was assigned to combat duty in Korea as a navy corpsman attached to the Marine Corps as part of Able Company, 1st Marines, 1st Battalion. Sonny served in the Navy from January 16, 1951 through December 1, 1954, when he received an Honorable Discharge. As with so many of his generation, he rarely talked about the war. It was only later that he started to recount some of his experiences. One of the most harrowing battles, which was reported in the Sheboygan Press at the time, is now documented in the Korean War Project.
PureDriven LLC
My Uncle Sonny R.I.P.
Phil & Ruth Filz

Krause, LaVern (Sonny)

Remembering our friends father, Sonny Krause. Thank you for your service!
The Flasch Family
In memory of Sonny Krause, we enjoyed your smiles and stories.

Krause, LaVerne

To a good man, role model and Uncle. R.I.P. Uncle Sonny.
Tom & Cindy Filz

Krause, Sonny

Thank you for your service to our country.
The Landwehr Family

Krause, Sonny (LaVern)

To Uncle Sonny (LaVern) Krause. I will remember your smile as big as your name and a heart as grand as your looming stature.
Shelley Filz Lautenschlager

Kultgen, Michael

Honoring a true patriot.
Charlotte Little

Larsen, Richard

In memory of Richard Larson, a Korean Army Veteran
Family Friends

LeFoll, Mel

Dad- Thank you for the sacrifice you’ve made in service to our great Country. I am so very Thankful to have been your Guardian & share in your Honor Flight experience. We are all so proud of you.
Your Loving daughter & Family

Lenz, John

To a good dad that taught me a lot, even though I didn’t know it.....
Your son

Levandoski, James

In Memory of James A Levandoski
The Racine Moose Lodge #437

Long, Erwin

On behalf of Greg Long in loving memory of Erwin Long. Merry Christmas to our Veterans
Carolyn and Tony Gatton

Losey, Douglas

In memory of a loving grandfather and father. May his memory be eternal.
Daniel and Elias Argyres

Lynott, Paul

Paul recently passed away and thought this was a great way to honor him and his service to our country.
Dawn Seufzer

Mahnke, William

I’d like to make this tribute in memory of my father, SGM William Mahnke who passed away in April 2020. We took our Honor Flight together in May 2019 when I knew his time was likely short. It was an adventure of a lifetime for both of us. Thanks to our friends at Stars and Stripes Honor Flight for all their hard work in making this dream a reality.
Mike Mahnke

Marschall, Delbert

Our father served in the Navy at the end of WWII. He was proud of his service until his recent death. We his children were so proud of him. Dad so enjoyed going on the Honor Flight. Thank you and God Bless.
The people who left memorials at dad’s funeral.

Martiny, Robert

In honor of our family hero, our brother and uncle, Robert (Bob) Martiny, who served his country proudly. Uncle Bob was a Vietnam War Army Combat Veteran who earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Sadly, he passed before he could do an honor flight, so we donate in his memory so that his fellow veterans can have a chance to participate and be thanked and honored for their service.
The Krubsack, Dooley, and Claas Families

McBride, Lisa

Donation made by the family and friends of Lisa McBride in honor of her service in the United States Army.
Roy McBride

McCormick, Richard

In memory of Richard (Dick) McCormick
Margaret Armstrong Schueller
In memory of Richard "Dick" McCormick
Judy and Larry Britton
In loving memory of Richard (Dick) McCormick
Maureen Erbach

McCormick, Richard

Dick McCormick was born on June 15, 1925 and found eternal peace on December 14, 2020 at the age of 95. His family requested that memorials be made in his name to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Wisconsin.
Rich and Shawn Verdoni

Mertens, Fred

With thanks for Freds years of service.
Family friend
In honor of Fred Mertens for all his contributions to his country, his community, his church, and his family.
Charlotte Smith
In honor and memory of a Veteran and beloved father.
Eugene and Sue Gilbertson

Mertens Jr., Fred William

In loving memory of Fred William Mertens Jr. You were a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Thank you for bringing so many amazing people into this world. And thank you for your service to our country.
Kara Marie DeVita & Jonathan Lashua

Mertens, Jr., Fred

In memory of Fred Mertens, Jr and his service to our country.
Marcia’s friend
In memory of Fred Mertens, Jr.
Conrad and Jeanne (Polaski) Holling

Mertens, Jr., Fred W.

Remembering Uncle Fred with love, always.
Your loving nephew and family.

Mertens, Jr., Free

In memory of Fred Mertens, Jr.
Tom and Cora Peters

Mesarich, Jim

In honor of Jim Mesarich Vietnam Veteran 7/26/1947 - 8/27/2019, he served his country and loved his country.
Jim Mesarich Memorial Golf Outing Proceeds

Mikush, Edward

Happy Birthday Ed Mikush. Thank you for a lifetime of good example on how to care for others and your community. Rest in Peace. We love you.
The Gibbons family

Miller, Jesse

To my father Jesse B. Miller who was onboard the May 16, 2015 Honor Flight. He could not believe that an organization of volunteers would do so much for all are great Veterans. He was so inspired by this great organization and talked about how grateful he was for the opportunity to be able to take this incredible venture to Washington D.C. with them. He felt that every Veteran should have the opportunity to experience this incredible day of honor. Unfortunately my father passed away in September of 2015. As his son and guardian on this flight I also was incredibly inspired from what I saw and heard during this trip. So in honor of my father I am sending our yearly donation so that other Veterans can have the opportunity to take part in a mission to honor them. Thank You for all you do for our great Veterans. Michael Miller
Michael Miller

Miner, George

In loving memory of george....a great man. You will be missed!
The Whitney’s
Thank you for your service.
Thomas and Roxanne Christian
A special tribute goes to George Miner, a proud Navy Veteran. George was able to take the flight in October 2017. George passed away on January 12, 2021. God Bless!
Aunt Pam Barritt
This donation is being made in honor of George Miner.
Nick, Jill, Hailee, Taylor and Braedan
In memory of! US Navy Vet.
John & Diana Rettig
Our Deepest Sympathy -rest in peace George
To a great man and friend. You will be remembered and missed.
Doug Sliepen
In memory of George H. Miner - thank you for your service to your country and friendship. You will be greatly missed and leave us with many wonderful memories. We are blessed to have had you in our lives.
FTZ Industries
In loving memory of our wonderful client George Miner. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Donna, and the entire family.
Dan Green - Edward Jones
For George’s dedication to his family and country. And his love for life.
Walter and Joann Fiedorowicz

Minneti, Dominic

To our spectacular Dad! Thanks you for the amazing honor flight in 2017! Dominic Minneti was a national treasure. with love and gratitude Lisa Anne, Lori and Michael and Mom❤️?⭐️
Minneti family
Thank you for your service and thank you for being the most wonderful father to Lisa and Lori. You live on in through them each and every day.
lil stace

Minor, George

God Bless the soul of George Minor. Good, boss, Good husband, good father, a good father and grandfather. A good sailor and a hell of a man
J and Bob at work

Moede, John

Thank you for service in Vietnam
Your loving family

Newholm, Reuben

For all who served.

Orcholski, Suzette

In Memory of Bridget Hein
Sue Orcholski & family

Ove, Amber


Peschman, Robert

Robert Peschman was a D-Day WWII Veteran and double Purple Heart recipient. He was also a devoted and treasured husband, father, uncle and patriot. Robert seldom spoke of his service to his country, but we all knew by how he conducted his life as a civilian that he was a hero.
James and Mary Fico
For Uncle Bob - Rest In Peace.
John Klabunde

Peschmann, Robert

In memory of Robert Peschman
Azura Memory Care


In memoriam of Paul Petrie, an army vet and honor flight participant.
Kathy and Mike

Petrie, Paul

In honor of your loved one, we have sent a contribution to the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight Of Wisconsin.
Grob Inc

Piontkowski, John

Thank you for your service to our nation and for everything you did for SSHF. You will be greatly missed.
Mark Stolaski
Thank you for your service and all you did for SSHF. Rest in peace.
Pat & Patti Horne
Go rest high on that mountain. Your work on Earth is done.
Craig & Mary Shimetz

Piontkowski, John (Stash)

He served with pride and dignity.
an old friend

Pluer, Clarence

In Memory of Clarence Roy Pluer. Thank you for your service in World War II.
The Devlins

Pluer, Clarence R

I’m making a donation in loving memory of Clarence R Pluer. Proud veteran, loving father of Robin Pluer.
Kelly A Devlin

Potter, Bob

In memory of Robert "Bob" Potter, a wonderful man.
Mary and Steve Berman
In memory of Bob Potter a fellow Vet and special person.
Colleen, Rick and Joey

Potts, Joe

You were a young boy when you went in. You were a Hero when you returned. Thank you ? for serving.
The Flippo family

Preisler, Guy

To my Uncle Guy who passed away, thank you for your service.
Walter& Joanne Laabs

Pryor, Donald

The Rebel’s Fastpitch organization would like to make this donation in honor of Veteran Don Pryor of Jackson, WI. We hope that this donation will help to reward veterans with day of honor in Washington DC.
Richfield Rebels Fastpitch Softball

Quarterman, Donald

In loving memory of Uncle Don. Thank you for serving our country during Vietnam War. We are so glad you were honored on your special flight. You showed great support to your fellow veterans. We are proud of you for your commitment to our freedom. You will always be in our hearts! God bless you! Rest In Peace ??
Rick and Linda Sierocuk



Quarterman, Donald

In Memory of his service.
Joanne & Mike Haney

Quarterman, Donald Lee

In memory of Donald’s life
Kenneth and Cynthia Wick

Rachoner, Keith

In honor and memory of my true American hero and Dad.
Your Loving Daughter

Rafalski, Leonard

In honor of Uncle Lenny for his service in World War II
Phil and Mary Florek

Rivera, Julio

In Honor of Julio Rivera, a loving, friendly and welcoming neighbor to everyone. He was always smiling, fun to be around and made the best margaritas! He was loved by everyone and will be deeply missed.
The neighborhood
In memory of Julio Rivera
Tom and Vicky Mason

Roskopf, Anthony

In memory and honor of Anthony "Tony" Roskopf who served as a radar repair technician in the Army during the Korean War. Tony was recently honored as the 7,000th Veteran to take a Stars and Stripes Honors Flight from Milwaukee. Tony passed away on November 9, 2020 - just two days before Veteran’s Day and the day we honor all Veterans for their service. We thank Tony for his service to our country. Tony was also a dedicated family man and successful businessman who will be missed.
Greg and Jynine Strand

Roskopf, Anthony J. “Tony”

In loving memory.
The Lorenz Family

Roskoph, Tony

Thank you Tony for your sacrifice and a job well done. God Bless You, may you rest in peace.
Wayne & Bonnie Fabiszak

Rowley, Robert

In loving memory.
Your Family

Sampson, Gerald

In honor of Dad. Our hero!
Julie and Chris Meyer

Sapienza, Peter

In honor of my father’s service in the US Navy and the honor flight we took together in November 2018
Daughter Anne

Schmidt, Jr., Carl

It is with pride I give Carl Schmidt, Jr, an honored and decorated Vietnam veteran, a final salute. His 28 years service with the U.S. Army is a tribute to patriots everywhere. Thank you Carl and may your place in the hall of heroes be forever remembered. Godspeed and God Bless your family.
Howard A. Hadley, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)

Schmidtke, Lyle

Lyle was a Veteran of the US Army. He traveled to Washington D.C. on the Honor Flight with his son. Lyle passed away on October 18th 2020. This donation is in memory of Lyle.
Chris and Debbie Hunker
You will be missed by many. Rest in peace.
Mark Kranz
In loving memory of Lyle Schmidtke, with thanks for his dedicated service during the Korean War.
Danette and Terry
Lyle Schmidtke passed away on October 18, 2020 at the age of 84. He proudly serviced his country during the Korean War. May he rest in peace. Love Mark & Rita
Mark & Rita Bachman
We make this donation in tribute of Lyle Schmidtke, North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, who served his country honorably.
Doug & Carrie Bull
In loving memory.
Brad and Katie Mills
May God hold you close until we all meet again.
The Demboski’s
You will be missed by many but not forgotten.
Niece, Barb Zimmerman
In memoriam of Lyle R. Schmidtke - Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.
Alison & Paul Serio
May this donation help future veterans take the Honor Flight to Washington DC, when it is safe to do so. Lyle proudly served in the US Army and was in the Korean War. He was fortunate to be able to go to Washington DC and visit the war memorials. Thank you, Uncle Lyle, for your service. You will be greatly missed by your family and friends. Love Jim & Phyllis Zabransky, Kyle Pajala, Kerri Komorowski, Phil and Kim Thompson
Phyllis (Jim) Zabransky, Kyle Pajala, Kerri Komorowski, Kim (Phil) Thompson
In loving memory
Janet Schneider

Schmitt, John

John was a wonderful neighbor and friend.
The Hills
Forever my hero.
Reagan Zimmerman

Schmitt, John R

John was a good man taken too soon. He loved life, his country, and, most of all, his wonderful family. This modest donation is meant to honor a great guy who otherwise lived a quiet life. His memory will live on, even as we grieve his passing.
Greg Hatt
In loving memory of Uncle John
Mary & Jeff

Schmitt, John R.

May you Rest in Peace, Uncle Johnny.
Rachel and Pat Schneider

Schmitt Jr, Carl

In loving memory
Catherine Krug

Schoenfeld, Richard

In honor and with thanks for the life of Richard Schoenfeld.
Uncle Phil and Aunt LaVerne Engelhardt

Schoenfeldt, Richard

This donation is in loving memory of Richard Schoenfeldt.
Your Cousins the Reed Family

Schoenfeldt, Richard P.

We honor your lifetime of service for country, community and family. Thank you living your life for others and for encouraging & inspiring us to do the same. Godspeed.
Kristin (Schoenfeldt) & John Bradley, Debbie (Schoenfeldt) & Karl Vatthauer, Susan (Schoenfeldt) & Steve Fischer and Andy Schoenfeldt

Schulz, Kenneth

In loving memory of Kenny Schulz.
William & Becky Dorst

Scott, Clarence

In memory of my Grandpa Scott who proudly fought in WWII. He was very lucky to have had the opportunity to take an Honor Flight before his passing 5 years ago. We would love to help send someone else in his memory.
Erin and Crew

Seeke, Rodney W.

In loving memory of Rod Seeke, USMC Korea 1951-1953. He was on the Honor Flight Nov. 2, 2013 and loved every minute of it. He’d be happy to know that we are donating to help send fellow veterans on the Honor Flight. Rod passed away May 29, 2020.
Your loving family and friends

Siehr, Steve

awesome brother, miss you always
Your lil sis

Sipsma, Harold

Mr. Sipsma served our Nation during WWII in the Navy. He had the opportunity to travel on an Flight to our Capital in 2017. Such a wonderful opportunity. I hope this will continue to be available for years to come.
Diann & Rich Root

Smith, Bob

In honor of a loving vet who I watched come of the plane a few years ago with a sparkle in his eyes that was so special. Heaven has gained a wonderful man.
Katie and Pete Jelacic

Smith, Robert S.R.

In loving memory of Bob Smith who passed away September 7th, 2020. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was also a proud Navy veteran. He will be greatly missed.
Mark Hanson & Michael Grover

Smith, Walter

Here’s to ensuring more can experience the joy that comes with this flight!
Your Family

Solochek, Leo

In remembrance of my dad’s Honor Flight, which he called one of the greatest experiences in his life. And for Honor Flight’s visit at his funeral, confirming a top flight organization. Thank you one and all, again and again.
his son

Somberg, Lewis

Thank you for leading from the front, Dr. Somberg...! Best, --jph and MSL
Joseph Hart and Mona Li

Spaeth, Joseph W.

Joseph was on the honor flight May 2015. He was in the army during the Korean Conflict. He was in awe about the entire Honor Flight day and everything he saw. Everyone was so caring, helpful, and informative. He talked about this until the day he died in 2019. Thank you for what you do.
His loving daughter!

Spalding, Gordon

In memory of Gordon Spalding who was a Veteran of Korean Conflict from Brookfield WI. He was part of your NOV 2015 Honor Flight and it was a memorable event for him.
Paul and Jan B

Speerbrecher, Norman

In memory of Norman Speerbrecher
Your loving family and friends.

Sweeney, John

In honor of my father.. 24 years of service

Theisen, Don

I know heaven got brighter when you arrived at the pearly gates
Pat & Joan Hester
To a great man who served his community well and was respected by all.
Chris and Mary Karnitz
In memory of a true gentleman who always had a smile for everyone!
Terry and Gary Giovanelli
In memory of a great friend & classmate
Karen Uselding

Theisen, Donald

Don’s Honor Flight was one of the highlights of his life. We asked for any memorials in honor of him go to the Honor Flight so that we can help someone else have the amazing opportunity to enjoy the Flight in rememberance of him.
The Theisen family
In memory of a great person
Dennis and Mary krier
In memory of Honor Flight recipient, Don Theisen.
Kim Boggs
Thank you,
Richard Beimborn
A true good soldier. He recently passed away after leading a good life with his family, job, and family.
Marge and Dan Burke your friends.

Theisen, Donald R

Wonderful man
Judy Noren

Theisen, Donald R.

In honor of Don’s years of service to our country and community.
Helen and Bill

Thielen, William

In memory of William Thielen who passed away on April 20, 2020. He was fortunate enough to go on the honor flight with his daughter Jayne Daft in 2011.
Bill & Patty Bieneman

Thiesen, Donald

Don Theisen one of our many heroes
Mary And Fernando Gonzalez

Tutas, Paul

In memory of Paul "Butch" Tutas.
Mary Dickey & family
With sincere condolences
John & Anne Reilly

U.S. Probation, Veterans

The U.S. Probation Office would like to thank their veterans with a tribute made in their honor to commemorate Veterans Day 2020. We thank you and all who have served.
U.S. Probation Office - Eastern District of Wisconsin

Utech, Thomas

Thank you Tom for your service to our country during the Vietnam conflict.

Voelker, Robert

This tribute is in honor of Sgt. Robert J. Voelker. On May 11, 2019, Robert Voelker took his Honor Flight with his daughter Tammy Voelker. Up until my father’s last days he would always talk about the special day that he had with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. My father was a Marine in the Vietnam War. My father never spoke of his time as a Marine up until this special day, I got to hear a story about my dad’s time in the war. My father passed away on April 11, 2020, today November 2, 2020 is my father’s 75th Birthday. Today in his honor Robert’s wife Charlene and his children Shaun, Dean, and Tammy donate $400.00 in his honor. We hope to give another veteran the honor of having this opportunity to go on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, so they can experience this joy and have this memory of such an amazing day that they can share with family and friends just as my father did. Thank you Stars and Stripes!
Charlene, Shaun, Dean and Tammy Voelker. And from his grandkis Noah and Connor.

Volm, Alois

Jack was a WWII Navy veteran who flew on the May 2010 Honor Flight from Milwaukee. We had to convince him that he should go - being one of ’The Greatest Generation’ veterans, he never thought he should get that opportunity. His escort for the day was an Army Colonel who took him in his wheelchair to all of the site visits. Jack was so happy when he returned and his kids met him at the airport along with all the other vets. Jack passed away on September 3, 2020 and was 98 years old. We were so blessed to have him as long as we did and he often talked about how honored he was to go on that honor flight in 2010. Thank you for continuing to give all veterans the opportunity to go on these flights and give them the recognition they so deserve.
The Volm Family - Nancy, Tom, Bill & Mary

Walczak, Robert James

To a Wonderful Dad who did his part to fight Fascism in WWII!
John Paul Walczak

Waldron, Ed

Dad I donated check for you and your service. From your son Eric Waldron.
Eric Waldron
Dad this is for you and your service. From your son Eric Waldron.
Eric Waldron

Walls, Homer

In honor of Homer Walls, WWII Veteran
Steve & Chris Kronsnoble

Ware, Robert

In honor of my father, Staff Sargent Robert C. Ware, U.S. Army. 10/14/1930 - 12/01/2020 Korean War Veteran Flight Date 11/04/2017 Bravo 3 Missing you everyday, thank you for letting me take you on this flight. I know you had your reasons for refusing at first, and so glad you finally gave in and decided to go. I hope this day didn’t bring back too many bad memories, but let you see how grateful our nation is to you. You always have been, and always will be my hero. Randy
Loving family and friends
In honor of Uncle Bob
Julie, Joe, Mia and Joey
Mr. Ware, Thank you for your service. May you Rest In Peace.
Al, Peggy Olmstead
In memory of Robert Ware, a good husband, father, and grandfather. He was a veteran of the Korean war. Bob will also be remembered as a good man and a patriotic American. He was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He will be missed by family and friends.
Jack&Jackie Grauberger
In memory of an amazing man who was blessed with an honor flight. May others be blessed in turn.
The Embertons
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Robert Ware who passed away recently. Bob served in Korea fighting for our country. He will be sorely missed! Fred Grauberger, Judith Lorencz
Fred Grauberger

Warner, Richard

In honor of Richard Warner who served his country with pride. May he rest in peace and know that his sacrifice is appreciated and not forgotten.
Brian and Debbie Schneider

Weber, Francis Nicklaus

August 29, 1920 –December 26, 2020 This tribute is for a wonderful centenarian, Frank. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, stepfather and other many relatives and friends. We were grateful that our brother married Julie so we had the pleasure to meet him. Frank honorably served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He would take great pleasure knowing that he could send other Vets on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight: Bringing SE Wisconsin’s WWII and Korean War Veterans to DC--With Honor flight in his name. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Rita and Steve Tischer, John Sullivan Jr., Patrick and Sandy Sullivan, Mark “Bo” and Lynne Sullivan and Robert Sullivan.

Wick, Dennis

Word war 2 navy veteran served on USS JOHN R GRAIG DESTROYER and was part of the 0ccupation of Japan 1946 through 1949
John @ VirginiaDonner

Wurtz, Eugene

This donation is in celebration of Eugene’s 88th birthday! His daughter, Debby Wurtz Wegner recently hosted a Color Street Nail Bar with me. I made this a fundraiser for Stars and Stripes Honor Flight and offered to donate my entire commission from my party to this amazing organization.
Nailed It by Nicole and Debby Wurtz Wegner

Zarletti, Rudy

In memory of Uncle Rudy. Thank you for your service and for the joyful spirit you always showed. Our sympathies to your family.
Mike & Lynne Zimmermann and family

Zolecki, Steve

I flew the honor flight Oct 2019. The best, best experience of my life!!! I am a Vietnam Vet. Was so honored to be able to experience it!!!
Steve & Sue Zolecki

Zuege, Phillip

In memory of Phillip Zuege
Julie and Tim Halverson