Friday, October 24, 2014

Jack Nehring

Jack Nehring, age 85, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014, at Boland Hall, Veterans Home, Union Grove.  Jack  was born in Racine on August 2, 1929, son of the late Clarence and Lillian (Nee:Deinken) Nehring and had been a lifelong resident.

Jack graduated from Wm. Horlick High School “Class of 1947.” He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, earning a Korean Service Medal with four bronze stars and a United Nations Service Medal. On November 25, 1950, at St. Joseph’s Friary, he was united in marriage to Lucille R. Langenfeld.

Jack had been employed by Racine Telecable and retired as vice-president in 1992. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, a former member of the Optimist Club and was one of the founding members of Racine Crime Stoppers.  Jack was an avid golfer and enjoyed his weekly poker game with his friends.  Above all, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille; seven children, Freedom Free of NC, David (Sharon) Nehring of Racine, Jeffrey Nehring of Racine, Deborah Nehring of TX, Cheryl (David) Brown of NC, Scott Nehring of VT, Carolyn (Allen) Alvin-Nehring of PA;  12 grandchildren; a brother, Gerald (Eva) Nehring of CA;  sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law,  Rita (Mac) Gilley, Larry (Geraldine) Langenfeld, George Langenfeld; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Private services and interment will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine, WI     (262) 634-7888

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Milton F. Miller

Milton F. Miller, age 94, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at his residence.  Milton was born in Racine on June 9, 1920, son of the late Anthony G. and Barbara (Nee:  Obernberger) Miller.

Milton graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1939” and later graduated from UW-Stout. He proudly served in the United States Army Glider Corps and Navy Airforce. On August 24, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Bernice Seitz, who preceded him in death on July 18, 2008.

Milton was an Industrial Arts teacher at Oak Creek High School for thirty years until his retirement in 1987. Since 1972 Milton owned and operated Millbern Enterprise. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Milton devoted his life to his family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his four children, Janet Kilpatrick (Vincent Lofink) of Delaware, Leon (Shelley) Miller of Littleton, CO, Alan (Susan) Miller, Laurence (Cynthia) Miller, all of Racine; his seven grandchildren, Stephanie Adams, Erica (Aaron) Galbreath, Roxanne Miller, Amy Miller (Dave Clark), Vincent Miller, Lorrie (Chris) Brown, Nicole Miller; five great-grandchildren; brother, James (Ruthanne) Miller of Little Rock AR; sister, Mary Jane (William) Haas of Wauwatosa; brother-in-law, John Russell Seitz of Rockingham, NC; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, James Kilpatrick; grandson, Anthony Miller; and brother, Richard Miller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. William Dietzer officiating.  Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass.

A special thank you to Larry and Cindy for the excellent care and friendship given to Dad these past seven years.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine, WI     (262) 634-7888

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jerome Bernard Trandel

Surrounded by his loving family, Jerome Bernard Trandel, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at his residence.   Jerome was born in Chicago, IL, on November 3, 1929, son of the late Bernard and Jane (Nee:  Warda) Trandel.  He graduated from Gage Park High School in Chicago in June of 1943.  Furthering his education, he graduated from Worsham Mortuary School.

On November 24, 1955 he married the love of his life, Margaret Johnson, at St. Adrian Church in Chicago. They lived in Chicago Ridge for eight years before moving to Racine.  Jerome then became employed as the Parts Marketing Manager for J.I. Case Company. Leaving Case, he ventured into the laundromat business which he owned and operated until his retirement. He was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Margaret; three children, Paul (Margaret) Trandel of Bolingbrook, IL, Karen Trandel of Racine, Kristen (Andrew) Pomeroy of Hartland, WI; four grandsons, Aaron, Benjamin, Blaise and Ivan Pomeroy; two granddaughters, Holly (Joel) Parker of Kansas City, Missouri, and Heather Trandel of Chicago, IL; one great-grandson, Nolan Parker; two step-grandchildren, Edvinas Saulis and Lina Saulyte; sister, Joan Trandel of Berwyn, IL; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Arleen Trandel.

Jerome was a kind, loving and very special person.  He always thought that everyone else was as kind as he was.  He will be greatly missed by his family and close friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine, WI    (262) 634-7888

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Maye H. (Buchanan) Weyker

Maye H. Weyker (nee: Buchanan), 69, received the promise of eternal life on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving husband and children. She was born in New Albany, MS, on March 23, 1945, daughter of the late William and Mabel (nee: King) Buchanan. She had been a resident of Racine since 1966.

Maye was united in marriage to Thomas Henry Weyker on September 30, 1972, in Racine. Maye graduated from New Albany High School and from North East Junior College in MS with an Associate's Degree in home economics.

Maye was a longtime active member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and taught religious education. Maye also gave many hours at St. Sebastians volunteering in the church choir, which she loved, working the “white elephant,” and cooking meals for funerals. Maye also belonged to Catholic Women’s Club.

Maye had a love for spending time in her gardens, creating floral arrangements, decorating her  home, creating rosemaling painting, and she loved Jazzercise. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, lunching with her friends and shopping; but more than anything, Maye cherished time spent with her family.

Survivors include her loving husband of forty‐two years, Thomas; her daughters, Tammie Weyker, Tiffany (Tyler) Cornell; her granddaughter, Miranda Cornell;  brothers and sisters, Billy Buchanan, of MS, Margaret Heinze of Racine, Virginia (Edwin) McBryde, Ruth (David) Wilkinson, all of TN, Reba (Randy) Bell, Nell (Ray) Orr, Louise (Laville) McKinney, and David Buchanan,  all of MS; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerome Weyker of AZ, Pat (Jerry) Simanek of WI, Mary Hansen of CO, Jeanne Menier of FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3100 95th St., Sturtevant, on Friday, October 24, at 6 p.m., with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday, October 24, at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass at 6 p.m.  Memorials can be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2613 Hwy. 82 East, Greenwood, MS 38930, attn: Fr. Greg Plata, OFM.

The Weyker family would like to recognize and thank Dr. Michael Mullane and his staff for their wise and loving care throughout Maye’s illness. We’d also like to recognize Cheryl Crump and the staff at Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Center in radiation for their loving care.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine, WI     (262) 634-7888

Hildegarde L. (Nommensen) Kalb

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Hildegarde L. Kalb, age 99, was called to her eternal home.  Hildegarde was born in South Milwaukee on October 13, 1915, daughter of the late Otto and Emma (Nee: Dornfeldt) Nommensen.

On June 18, 1942, she was united in marriage to Gustave Kalb, who preceded her in death on September 18, 1984. She was a longtime and active member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church where she belonged to the Mission Club, Ladies Aid, and Sewing Circle. Hildegarde was also a member of the Dizzy Dozen Club of South Milwaukee and was an avid Packer and Brewer fan. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, Jan Wolfgram of Waukesha, Carol (John) Hlavka of Racine, Jim (Anne) Kalb of Eagan, MN; her seven grandchildren, Juli Wolfgram, Sandi Wolfgram, Christi (Joel) Ferris, Kristie (Rick) Hopf, John (Megan) Hlavka, Beth (Steve) Moore, Julie Kalb; seven great-grandchildren, Shawna Wolfgram, Morgan, Blake, Dalton and Hayley Ferris, Sienna and Wyatt Hopf; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Walter and Ernie; sister, Loretta Mellon; and son-in-law, Roger Wolfgram.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 728 Villa St., with Rev. John Roekle officiating.  Private interment will be held at Forest Hill Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 4 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. Memorials to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church or to the WELS World Missions have been suggested.

A very special thank you to the staff of Willowgreen and Hospice Advantage for their loving and compassionate care.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine, WI    (262) 634-7888

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ruth A (Ross) Nilles

Ruth A Nilles passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. She was born Ruth Adeline Ross in Madison, WI, on August 6, 1926. She was the second girl in a family of seven children who grew up severely affected by the Great Depression and her parents were determined to provide everything their children needed for a full, rewarding life. With her siblings, she studied dance from a very young age, and was known with them for their performances as “The Seven Little Rosses.”

An “A” student all her life, Ruth received full academic scholarships in the 1940s to attend UW-Madison and Edgewood College, as an English Major / Spanish Minor. She attended school until her marriage to James E. Nilles, also of Madison, in 1948. The couple moved to Racine in 1950 and have resided in Racine with cherished friends for nearly 65 years.

Ruth served on many committees and organizations in Racine, brining her unique gifts and meticulous care to everything. She was known as an excellent cook and baker, and helped establish River Bend Nature Center by giving cooking classes, especially as an advocate for healthful and Macrobiotic cooking. In the 1960s she served on a lay board that helped establish the Motherhouse of the Racine Dominicans at Siena Center; and was both a Cub Scout and a Girl Scout leader.

An avid golfer and tennis player in her younger years, Ruth loved the outdoors, especially sunny beaches and spending time “up at the Cabin” on their lake in Bayfield County, Wisconsin.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Jim; her sisters, Mary and Jean; and dear brothers-in-law Togue and Roger; and sisters–in-law, Joan, Ramona and Jan. She was predeceased by her four brothers, Roman, Joseph, Jerome and Earl; and a son, Andrew. She is also mourned by her children, Michael, Jeffrey (and Mary Carole), Peter, Jill (and Seyoum) and Jennifer; and by her beloved grandchildren and her step-grandsons, as well as many dear nephews and nieces.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 5 p.m. at Siena Center Chapel, 5635 Erie St., with Rev. Roger G. Nilles officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at Siena Center Chapel from 4 p.m. until time of Mass at 5 p.m. Memorials to St. Catherine’s High School have been suggested.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine, WI   (262) 634-7888

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Delores L. (Falbe) Quella

Delores Lucille Quella, age 85, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center.  She was born in Sheboygan on October 1, 1929, daughter of the late Charles and Muriel (nee: Beggs) Falbe.

On July 2, 1949,  she was united in marriage to Robert C. Quella Sr. Delores was a cosmetologist for 20 years and sold furniture for another 20 years at Lathrop Furniture and Total Furniture. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family, reading and crafts. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her children, Cheryl (William) Flannery, Jeffrey (Ronnie) Quella, William (Valerie) Quella; extended family, Peggy (John) Burks and Nancy Miller; grandchildren, Bryon (Susie) Kwapil, Joy (Gregg) Guzikowski, Josh, Tyson, Shane, Alexandria Quella, Mercy (Kevin) Miller, Aaron (Kim) Burks, Marissa (Emanuel) Damasceno, Amanda Mudge , Adam (Jessica ) Palmer; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Robert Jr. and Jon Quella; sister, Marilynn Conwell; and her extended family member, Betsy Rowlands.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at First Evangelical Free Church, 2401 Ohio St., with Reverend John Bodnar officiating. Relatives and friends may meet at the church from 12:30 p.m. until time of service.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center on 3B and the Becker-Shoop Center.

Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St., Racine, WI   (262) 634-7888