Duane -- Those death notices are some of the 289,000+ occurrences of a variety of notices specifically placed in the local German papers for that community. I don't own the over 900 rolls of microfilm I've indexed (from 3 libraries). I've responded to your email address as well.
I'm happy to verify other individuals from your family research if provided with a name and dates via email only. There are about 140 Kilian / Killian, 15 Schwendler, 50+ Rickert entries or references in the current data file.
"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor; Milwaukee Wis.firstname.lastname@example.org
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping to access our historic German-American culture.