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

Monday, October 13, 2014

Susan M. (Rorek) Metzger

Susan M. Metzger, age 94, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Susan was born in Langdon, North Dakota, on December 27, 1919, daughter of the late Stanley and Helen (Nee: Washebeck) Rorek and moved to Racine at the age of 8.

On June 10, 1939, she was united in marriage to Edward W. Metzger Sr., who preceded her in death on July 13, 1970.  In her younger years Susan was employed as a waitress at various restaurants, and had worked at Western Printing, Roma Lodge, RAMAC, Racine Labor Center, retiring from St. Luke’s Hospital as Housekeeping Supervisor. She was a former member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and currently a member of St. John Nepomuk Parish and belonged to the Christian Mother’s Craft Class. Through the years she was also involved with many other organizations.   Above all, she cherished time spent with her family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Edward W. (Barbara) Metzger Jr. of Iola, WI, Marianne Boeck-Hamlin of Racine, Judith Thomas of Wisconsin Dells; nine grandchildren, Tammy (Dean) Riesner, Lory Metzger, Dawn (Jon) Hunter, Melody Raygoza, Melvin (Claire) Erdmann III, Michelle Jensen, Michael (Tina) Erdmann, Scott (Michelle) Boeck, Aaron (Jennifer) Boeck; 18 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and  dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Henry, Frank and Victor Rorek; and three sisters, Marcella Paulick, Mary Kwas and Delores Baker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1908 Green St., followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

The family would also like to extend a great thank you to Dr. David Ross and the staffs of Loving Care Home, Wheaton Franciscan Cardiac Unit and Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

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

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Harold 'Hal' C. Knuth

Harold C. Knuth, age 84, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Racine. He was born in Racine on March 9, 1930, the son of the late Karl and Frieda (née Zollweg) Knuth.

Hal was employed in the banking industry for many years, retiring as President of the First National Bank of Cudahy. He was best known for his love of golf. His love for golf began at a young age at Meadowbrook Country Club, where he became a longtime member. In later years, he was also a member at Tuckaway Country Club, and currently was a member of Racine Country Club, and a member at Riverwood Country Club in Port Charlotte, Florida. Hal enjoyed the summer and fall golfing in Racine, and winter and spring at his residence in Port Charlotte, Florida.

He won many golf tournaments in his lifetime. He talked fondly of winning the Wisconsin State High School Championship in 1947 while on the golf team for Park High School. One of his biggest accomplishments in recent times was winning the Wisconsin State Senior Open Championship.

He will be missed by his longtime companion and dear friend, Joan Hubbard; children:  Leslie (Joe) Black, Warren (Danuza) Knuth and Dale Knuth; five grandchildren, Jordan, Karlee and Conner Black, Crystal and Kayla Knuth; Joan’s daughters, who were very special in Harold’s life, Denise (Rick) Kerry (Marco), Dawn (Kevin), Colleen (Amy); other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by his wife, Millie.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Joel Lindsey of Grace Church officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family on Monday from 3 p.m. until time of service. Private burial will be held at Country Haven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to The First Tee of Milwaukee County at www.thefirstteemilwaukeecounty.org or Bit of Hope Ranch www.bitofhoperanch.com.

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