Wednesday, October 29, 2014
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM CDT
St. Hedwig Church
1704 N. Humboldt Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-2165


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10:00 AM CDT
St. Hedwig Church
1704 N. Humbodt Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-2165


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

To Family c/o Suminski Funeral Home
1901 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-5122

The family will be establishing a scholarship in Ernie's memory with South African Education and Environment Project (where granddaughter, Lillianna works) so that underprivileged children in the Cape Town, South Africa area have an equal chance at quality education.


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Scarvaci Florist & Gift Shoppe
2663 North Holton Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(800) 993-3214
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Life Story / Obituary


Ernest F. Petsch “Ernie” “The Mayor of Brady St.”

Oct. 24, 2014. Age 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (nee Barczewski). Cherished father of Mary Elizabeth (Kevin) Petsch-Horvath and the late Christine Petsch. Loving grandfather of Tristan and Lillianna. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation Wed. Oct. 29, 2014 from 9:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at Three Holy Women Parish – St. Hedwig Church, 1704 N. Humboldt Ave. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for the establishment of an educational scholarship in Ernie’s memory at South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP), where granddaughter, Lillianna works.