We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pfeffer Funeral Home
Kevin Paul Hartlaub of Manitowoc, passed away at the age of 59 on May 31, 2022, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 26, 1962, the son of Marvin and Judy (Brey) Hartlaub of Whitelaw. He was a 1977 graduate of St. Michael’s School and a 1981 graduate of Valders High School. In 1998, Kevin graduated from Lakeshore Technical College with a degree in Computer Science.
Kevin was very outgoing, had a positive outlook and lived his life to the fullest. He was an avid Packer, Badger, Brewers and Bucks fan. He loved cruising in his Audi convertible, spending time relaxing in the pool, golfing, hanging out with friends at many local hangouts, in his own backyard or his Tiki bar and hot tub. Kevin enjoyed attending live music events, particularly Jimmy Buffet, Kenney Chesney, and the Happy Schnapps combo. Kevin loved to spend time with his family and was especially proud of his daughter Madisen (Maddie).
Kevin was employed at Tenneco for the past 38 years. He also owned his own computer/technology business - Video Tech. He was a marketing representative for Corona (his favorite beer), and was the founder of Wisconsin Rocks, which promotes Wisconsin based bands. He attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Manitowoc. Kevin had a great sense of humor, enjoyed playing practical jokes, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was also great at finding the perfect gifts. This past January, Kevin was able to live out his “bucket list” dream of spending a week in the warm sun of Arizona with his family.
Kevin is survived by his daughter, Madisen, parents Marvin and Judy Hartlaub, sisters Kathy (Steve) Marshall and Kristy (Jeff) Stahl, brothers Keith (Jodi) and Kurt (Lori), and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a miscarried sibling and his grandparents, Rudy and Julia Brey and Ferd and Anna Hartlaub, as well as his aunts, uncles and two cousins.
Kevin wished to convey this message to those who knew him: No one should have to tell their loved ones and friends they have cancer. Cancer is a dirty word, one that causes fear and discomfort. Kevin did not want anyone to look with pity on him. His wish is to be remembered for the life he lived, not the cancer that eventually took his life.
A funeral mass to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at St. Francis of Assisi, Waldo Site, with Rev. Ben Johnson officiating. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the church from 9:00am until the time of mass at 11:00am. Kevin will be laid to rest at St. Michael’s cemetery in Whitelaw.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family by visiting www.lakeshorefuneralhomes.com
The Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Pfeffer location, is assisting the family with arrangements.