Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Edward M. Klinkhammer

Franksville -- Edward M. Klinkhammer, age 98, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, 13207 Highway G, Caledonia, with Rev. Mark Danczyk officiating. Interment will follow at St. Louis Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.,m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.

Please see Friday's Journal Times for a complete notice.

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Frederick Menden

Frederick 'Fred' Menden, age 80, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014, at Ridgewood Care Center. He was born in Racine on February 27, 1934, son of the late Laymond and  Elsie (Nee: Richter) Menden.

Fred attended St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1952” and then served in the U.S. Navy. On October 26, 1957, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Oak Creek he was united in marriage to Frances Nygren.

Fred started his career as a model-maker apprentice at In-Sink-Erator and retired as an engineer from Wrought Washer. During his career as an engineer he traveled to Japan, Europe, Mexico and South America.

He was an active member of St. Mary’s By the Lake Catholic Church, where he served on the parish council and as a trustee. Fred spent many hours assisting at prayer services at Villa Saint Ann, Lincoln Lutheran, Lakeshore Manner and the Smith Home. He was a member and past president of the Catholic Men’s Association and a member and past chairman of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Chapter II.

Fred enjoyed planting flowers, feeding birds, golfing and taking trips to Las Vegas with friends and family.  He enjoyed cooking for the family and if there were leftovers he’d comment, “You didn’t eat much… don’t you like my cooking?”  Fred was a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Frances; four children, Joseph (Pamela) Menden of Mt. Pleasant, David (Christine) Menden of Bolingbrook, IL, Laura (Brian) Latus of Pewaukee, WI, Mary (Matt) Goulais of New Braunfels, TX;  grandchildren, John (Heather) Menden, Katherine (Adam) Ballbach, Meredith Menden,  Jared (Alli) Latus, Greg (Alissa) Latus, Lauren Latus, Michael and Marie  Golais; great-granddaughters, Lily and Emma; sisters, Audrey Ragan, JoAnn Luba; sister-in-law, Betty Menden; in-laws, Marion and Jack Giannoni, William and Doris Nygren; nieces and nephews and friends.

In addition to his father and mother, Fred was preceded in death by his brother, Laymond; and in-laws, John and Bridget Nygren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s By the Lake, in Crestview at 7605 Lakeshore Drive, with Reverend Stephen Stradinger officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Memorials will be donated to Fred’s favorite charities and will be forwarded by the family.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at the Adult day care located on Dominic Drive and the nurses and CNAs at Ridgewood Care Center 2 West for their loving and compassionate care. 

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

Frederick 'Fritz' Kaglioti

Frederick “Fritz” Kaglioti, age 86, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014, at Ridgewood Care Center. Fritz was born in Racine on March 7, 1928, son of the late Bruno and Alvina (Nee: Beere) Kaglioti.

He graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1947” and attended Dominican College and Marquette University. Fritz was a printer for the Racine Journal Times for thirty-five years. He was a member of St. Richard Catholic Church. Fritz enjoyed all sports. An avid fisherman, he loved his fishing excursions to Canada, Mexico, Florida, Wisconsin and was very competitive in the Salmon-A-Rama fishing contest. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his cousin, Nancy Vranak; and significant friend, Kathleen A. Orth; good buddy, Bruce Renquist; other relatives and many other dear friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Ave., with Rev. Ronald J. Gramza officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Richard Catholic Church have been suggested.

A special thank you to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Ridgewood for their loving and compassionate care.

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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Charles W. Coupe

Charles W. Coupe, age 71, passed away at his residence unexpectedly on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Charles was born in Racine, WI, on October 21, 1943, son of the late Charles and Catharine (Nee: Cawley) Coupe.

Charles was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1961.” On May 13, 1967, he was united in marriage to Jean K. Sucharda. He retired from Patrick Cudahy after  twenty-three years of service. He enjoyed detailing cars, and yardwork. Most of all, he enjoyed time spent with his family and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of forty-seven years, Jean; his children, Laura (Brian) Hanneman of Plover, David Coupe of Deer Park, IL, Mary (Jason) Nowitzki of Carpentersville, IL;  his grandchildren, Andrew, Erik, Marcus, Chandler, Tyler, Stuart, Morgan, Aiden and Gabriella; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Janet Coupe, Joseph (Barbara) Sucharda, Susan (Tim) Stindle; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, James Coupe; and sister, JoAnne (Richard) Meissner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. Terrance J. Huebner officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation or St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church have been suggested.

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

Greg N. Schuit

Greg N. Schuit, age 59, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. Greg was born in Racine on July 19, 1955, son of Jacob and Betty (Nee: MacPherson) Schuit.

Greg was a graduate of St. Joseph Grade School, William Horlick High School “Class of 1973,” and attended UW-Madison.  On June 16, 1990, in Racine he was united in marriage to Bonnie Geitner-Schumann.

Greg was a truck driver who had been employed by R & S Meats, Peter C. Beck Company, Becker Food Company, Houmann's and was last working with Pepsi. In his younger years, Greg enjoyed playing softball and hunting with his friends. His pastimes included listening to Jazz, reading mystery novels, Egyptian history, and he enjoyed working on his model railroad. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of nearly twenty-five years, Bonnie; his mother, Betty Schuit of Racine; two brothers, Mark (Sue) Schuit of Racine, John (Yuka) Schuit and their daughter, Emiline of Arlington Heights, IL; his beloved cats, Greta and Kelsie; other relatives and many dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Schuit.

Per Greg’s wishes, cremation will take place and a private service will be held.

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Charlotte 'Elaine' (Smith) Marshall

Charlotte “Elaine” Marshall, age 92, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, December 11, 2014, at the Elizabeth Residence. Elaine was born in Racine on April 12, 1922, daughter of the late Harold and Ida (nee: Martinson) Smith and was a lifelong resident.

On October 16, 1948, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Elaine married John G. Marshall, who preceded her in death on March 11, 1997. Together, they owned John Marshall Barbershop for many years.

An accomplished musician, Elaine played the violin in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Racine Symphony Orchestra and also played the piano, organ and other instruments.  She was a longtime dedicated member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where she served as church secretary for many years and was a member of the Altar Society. Above all, Elaine will be best remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed.

Her memory will be carried on by her children, John Marshall of Oconomowoc, Anne (Mike) Hulbert of Estes Park, CO, Mary (Don) Broe of Racine; grandchildren, Andy (Melisa) Marshall, Matt (Allyce) Marshall, Nick Marshall, Jennifer Broe, David Broe, Bradley Marshall; three great-grandchildren, Kane, Tatum and Silas; sister-in-law, Chloris Marshall of Michigan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Peter; and her sister, Marian (Bill) Jensen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1100 Erie St., on Tuesday December 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Antony Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to the respective staffs at the Elizabeth Residence and Seasons Hospice for all of their loving and compassionate care.

The longer you have someone, 
the more you can sink every ounce of love into them. 
She knew very well how much we loved her.

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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Luvertha (Wilson) Owens

Death stares us in the face day to day. The meadows that were green a few days ago are now brown. God’s word the Holy Bible teaches us “All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth and the flowers thereof fadeth away.”

Such was the life of our mother and grandmother, Luvertha Owens.

Luvertha, 83, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2014, in Racine, Wisconsin.  She was a native of Mobile, Alabama, and a resident of Racine for the past sixteen years. She was born on November 12, 1931, to the parentage of the late Lee and Annie Pearl Wilson of Castleberry, Alabama.

While living in Mobile, Luvertha was a faithful member of First Baptist Church. In addition to raising a large family, she owned and operated a beauty salon and was the first director of Dearborne YMCA  S.A.I.L. Program.  After her move to Racine, she united with Second Baptist Church where she served diligently and faithfully as President and member of the Mothers’ Board. Luvertha never was one to thrust herself into the limelight, but she would always stand humbly in the background or in the shadows of her surroundings working, praying and doing whatever she was called upon to do for others but especially doing the work of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Throughout many episodes of excruciating pain and feeling poorly, Luvertha continued to attend church in her wheelchair, praising God until one week before her passing.

Once diagnosed with numerous health conditions, Luvertha never gave up. She never complained. She was strong and brave. God was good and faithful to her throughout her illnesses and she was trusting and steadfast with her faith in Him. God brought her through many difficult times. When her family thought it was the end, God said no. But on December 10, God spoke and called her home.

She was married to Melvin Owens who preceded her in death in December 2008. She was the oldest of 11 children, four of whom predeceased her: a brother, Wiley; and three sisters, Dorothy, Lola and Pearlie.

She leaves a legacy of nurturing, humility, love for family and others, compassion, and above all, love for the Lord. Her wisdom and teachings will be forever remembered and cherished by daughters: Melvina Lube of Mattawa, IL, Linda Fair, Sandy (Eddie) Kimbrough of Mobile; sons, Lister Keith (Denise) Owens of Memphis,Tennessee, Darnell Owens of Mobile, Eric Owens of Dallas, Texas, Eldridge (Augustine) of Mobile. Grandchildren, Marcus (Lisette) Montgomery of Oakland, California, Josh Owens of Long Beach, California, Ji Kimbrough of Memphis, Gia (Robert) Johnson, Paultris, Lakede, Frank (Cambry) Fair of Mobile. Great-grandchildren, King, Kobe, Kai of Mobile; and former daughter-in-law, Lorinda Owens of Long Beach. Brothers and sisters, Willie Edward Wilson, Mary Jones, of Brewton, Alabama; Alfred Roy Wilson, Johnny Nettles, Deloris McMillan, and Margaret Mosley, all of Los Angeles, California.  Uncle Frank and Aunt Louise Anderson of Mobile; devoted cousins, Larry Foster of Racine and Verdell Rowe of Mobile; and a host of other cousins, nieces and nephews. A devoted, loving, caring, steadfast “godson” and care-giver who never wavered in helping her in any way he could, John A. Madsen of Racine; a dedicated and faithful friend, Mary Johnson of Racine, who was considered a dear additional daughter; Betty Brown, who favored Luvertha with her home cooked food during her years in Racine; and special friends, Nancy Case and Daneen Merten.

Private family graveside services will be held at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 800 Mobile St., Mobile, Alabama, on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Robert Ford officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The National Kidney Foundation.

The family would like to thank Drs. Turner and Dhringra for their extraordinary and compassionate care, Manor Care and KTown Drivers of Kenosha, DaVita Harborview of Racine.

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