Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mildred 'Millie' A. (Dederich) Braudrick

Mildred “Millie” A. Braudrick, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the Kenosha Estates. Millie was born in Racineon October 8, 1923, daughter of the late Joseph and Odelia (Nee: Jackley) Dederich.

On April 14, 1967, she was united in marriage to Robert O. Braudrick, who preceded her in death on January 15, 2007.

She was employed by Walker Manufacturing for twenty years. Millie was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and Choir. An excellent cook and baker, Millie devoted her life to her family. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Bernie (Heidi) Poulsen, Dave Poulsen (Debbie Mertins), Sue Simon; son-in-law, Ken Aiello; her grandchildren, Megan Smith, Rachel Smith (fiancé, Matt Marsolek), Michael (Jessica) Smith, Ryan Poulsen, Nina Moralez (fiancé, Dave McCoy), Jenny (Peter) Korakian, Erin (Blake) Schabowki, Megan Mertins, Kelly Mertins, Christian, Brian and Nicholas Simon; great-grandchildren, Nathan Smith, Devin Smith; sister-in-law, Beverly Dederich; brother-in-law, Richard Luedtke; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sue Aiello.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Jan Kwiatkowski officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Foundation have been suggested.

A special thank you to her caregivers at Kenosha Estates and Seasons Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Arlene C. (St. Martin) Wrixton

Arlene C. Wrixton, age 87, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Arlene was born in Racine on May 2, 1927, daughter of the late Wilfred and Evangeline (Nee: LeFebvre) St. Martin.

On February 15, 1947, in Racine she was united in marriage to Kenneth C. Wrixton. Arlene was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church and life member of the DAV Auxiliary Chapter 9.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of sixty-seven years, Kenneth; her daughters and sons-in-law, Karen (Jeff) DeLoia, Kathie (Mike) Cottonaro, all of Racine; five grandchildren, Ken (Kathy) Hinze, Kim (Pete) Leslie, Kyle DeLoia, Kari (Shawn) Zdrojewski, Mikey Cottonaro II (Autumn Owen); five great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia (Clem) Steinhoff; brother, Tony (Ruth) St. Martin; brother-in-law, Robert Sokolowski; sisters-in-law, Bette St. Martin, Audrey Dekeuster; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy St. Martin, Rita Sokolowski, Rosemary Marusich, Delores Krezinski; and brothers, Arthur and Frank.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., with Rev. Bill Burkert officiating.  Entombment will follow at Graceland Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, Masses to be said in Arlene’s name have been suggested.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to Dr. Ryan Engel, Dr. Gerald Wisniewski, and their respective staffs, and 3rd Floor staff at Wheaton Franciscan for their loving and compassionate care.  

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

Catherine V. (Schuppe) Dugdale

Catherine V. Dugdale, age 71, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014, at Casa Del Maré, Kenosha. Catherine was born in Racine on April 17, 1943, daughter of the late Henry and Viola (Nee: Heidenreich) Schuppe.

Catherine was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1961.” Furthering her education, she received a BS in Elementary Education from UW-Milwaukee in June of 1965, and a Master's degree in reading from Cardinal Stritch University in December of 1987. Catherine taught in schools in Wisconsin and Illinois. She taught at The Prairie School in Racine from 1984 as a classroom teacher and reading specialist until her retirement in September of 2009.

In 1966 she was united in marriage to James Dugdale at Kenwood United Methodist Church in Milwaukee. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Racine, where she held several leadership positions. Catherine also held professional memberships in local, state and national reading organizations. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her beloved daughter, Rebecca (Christopher) Carriveau of Gilbert, AZ; Rebecca’s father, James Dugdale of Chicago, IL; sister, Nancy Nitzke of Danville, IL; niece, Heidi (Bob) Bullock of Danville, IL and their daughter, Amber Lynn Bullock; aunts and uncles, Delores Craft, Anne Heidenreich, Helen Pulice, all of Racine, Hattie Schuppe of Franksville, Bob and Venice Schuppe of Wheeling, IL; her Emmaus Sisters, many cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Katherine (Nee: Fiebig) Schuppe and Anthony and Viola (Nee: Klapproth) Heidenreich; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and lifelong friend, JoAnne Lesmeister.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3825 Erie St., with Rev. Jeanne M. Jones officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Private entombment will be held at Calvary Garden Crypts. In lieu of flowers, per Cathy’s wishes, memorials to The Prairie School Scholarship Fund or to the American Diabetes Association.

A very special thank you to her many caregivers at Casa Del Maré for their loving and compassionate care.

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

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Elaine M. (Witkofski) Oremovich

Elaine M. Oremovich, age 88, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.   Elaine was born in Racine on February 4, 1926, daughter of the late John and Matilda (Nee: Stepanski) Witkofski.

On November 4, 1944, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Rudolph “Rudy” Oremovich, who preceded her in death on February 11, 2009.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Elaine was a bingo fanatic who enjoyed word search books, watching cooking shows and watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers.  Above all, she was a loving mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Mertins; grandchildren, Kris Mertins of Racine, Steven (Phyllis) Mertins of Fond du Lac, Eric (Melissa) Mertins of Racine, James Mertins (Stephanie) of Racine; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jeremy, Mason, Andrew, Caitlin, Allyson, Arthur and Tommy; sisters, Marilyn (Don) Stephens and Carol (Gene) Heck; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Domanico, Mert Witkofski;  other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Dorothy (Harrison) Kastler, Ambrose “Buddy” Witkofski, Lorraine Witkofski, LaVerne (Richard) Beegle, Kenny Witkofski, Ruth Schoenert, Nancy Isen and Elmer (Audrey) Witkofski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., with Rev. Steve Varghese officiating.  Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Thursday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church have been suggested.

A special thank you to Wheaton Franciscan All Saints ER staff and 3rd Floor staff for their loving and compassionate care.

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

June A. (Handrich) Goder

June A. Goder, age 94, passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at LindenGrove, Mukwonago, WI. June was born in Racine on June 8, 1920, daughter of the late Herbert and Mildred (Nee: Johnson) Handrich.

On April 15, 1939, she was united in marriage to James Goder, who preceded her in death on December 10, 2000.

She was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church. June loved to read, especially the classics and mysteries. She also loved old movies and musicals, and was a longtime season ticket holder to theatrical productions at the Marcus Center. In addition to rummaging and antiquing, she and Jim spent many enjoyable hours in the company of best friends, Marie and LeRoy Johnsen. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Patrick (Suzanne) Goder of Raymond, Paul (Janis) Goder of Whitewater, Julie (Sid) Larsen of Clinton; her five grandchildren, Christopher (Jill) Goder, Terri (Guy) Walton, D.J. Heffernan, Dana Heffernan, Megan Heffernan; four great-grandchildren, Josh (Katie) Lee, Becca (Bob) Hinds, Alex Goder, Anna Goder, and is expecting another great-grandchild next spring; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ervin Handrich; and sisters, Mildred Sulak and May Staven.

A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until time of Prayer Service at 6 p.m. Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park.

A very special thank you to Holly Wise and the staff at LindenGrove for their loving and compassionate care.

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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Laura E. Dickerson

Laura E. Dickerson, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center.

Laura was born in Red Wing, MN, on February 14, 1950, and was a member of the Ojibwe Tribe.

She was the loving fiancée of Ronald E. Davidson and will be dearly missed. 

Private services were held.

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

Monday, August 11, 2014

Theresa Ann (Thomas) Barnes

Nashville, TN -- Theresa Ann Barnes, age 60, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014, at Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital, Greenfield, WI.  Theresa was born in Mayfield, KY, on October 1, 1953, daughter of Celestine (Nee: Blythe) and RV Oliver.

Theresa was a graduate of Julian Thomas Elementary School and William Horlick High School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Contra Costa College in Concord, CA.  She was employed as an advocate for many years for battered women and abused children.  Theresa was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her daughter, Dashinda McGriff; her stepson, Deante Barnes; her grandchildren, Rashaun, Destiney, Precious and Asia; her great-grandchildren, Calii and Kyisha; her mother and stepfather, Celestine (Frank) Johnson; other relatives and many dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, RV Oliver; and by her adopted father, Julian Thomas.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1120 Grand Ave., with  Bishop LL Kirby officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

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