Gerhard R. Perthel, 76, volunteer minister

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Gerhard R. Perthel, 76, of Brookfield, died June 22, 2013.

Mr. Perthel was born April 17, 1937 and worked in a public relations capacity for a telephone company. He was also a volunteer minister for 46 years at the New Apostolic Church.

He was the husband of Joan C. Perthel (nee Braatz); the father of Linda (Rollin) Nagel, Jean Dollmeyer, Jonathan Perthel, Hannah Perthel, Daniel Perthel and Joseph Perthel; the brother of Werner Perthel; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 26 at 8p.m. at the New Apostolic Church, 3509 Maple Ave., Brookfield. Interment is private.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the NAC USA Youth Development LLC, 3753 Troy St., Chicago, Ill. 60618.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

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