Friday, October 31, 2008

Phillip L. Neu

Phillip L. Neu, age 90, passed away Friday, October 31, 2008, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. Phillip was born in Paris, WI, on October 29, 1918, son of the late Phillip and Isabelle (Nee: Spartz) Neu.

On May 10, 1941, he was united in marriage to Verna Dam who preceded him in death on April 19, 1989. During World War II Phillip proudly served in the United States Army Air Corps as a medic stationed in England. Throughout his career he was employed by Gold Medal Furniture for ten years, Massey Fergusson for ten years, and retired from Chrysler in 1983. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. Phillip enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing schafskopf.

Survivors include his children, Nancy (William) Hempel of Racine, Brenda (Bob) Becker of Burlington, Jim (Pat) Neu of FL, Lorie Stauersbol and fiancé, Jay Lichtenwalner of Racine; his grandchildren, Denise Hempel and fiancé, Matt Stec, Colleen (Kyle) Bingen, Bill (Kelly) Hempel Jr., Phillip (Karen) Hempel, Randy Becker, Tom Becker, Mindy Neu, James Neu, Kai Stauersbol, Soren Stauersbol; his great-grandchildren, Justin, Samantha, Kaelyn, Colin, Sophie, Kai Jr., Carissa, Seth, Evan, Nisa, and Rivers; sister, Marian Runde; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Dam, Viola Dam; best friend, Dot Heister; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Neu; his grandson, Gregory Becker; four great-grandchildren; brothers, John, Stanley, and Alvin; and his sister, Isabelle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., on Monday, November 3, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ray Elam O.S.A. officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of Mass.

The family extends a very special thank you to all of the caregivers at the Cardiovascular Institute at Wheaton Franciscan for all of their loving and compassionate care.

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

Priscilla Mary Francour

Ms. Priscilla Francour, 90, passed away at Becker-Shoop Center nursing home on October 31, 2008. She was born in Niagara to the late Alphonse and Louise (nee: Carle) Mailloux on August 8, 1918. She was united in marriage to Francis Francour in Marinette on November 18, 1939, and had been a resident of Racine since 1962.

Priscilla had been a cook for Racine Unified School District before her retirement in 1977 and was an active member of St. Edwards Church. She was best known as an avid Bingo player and had volunteered for many years at St. Mary's Hospital in Racine. But most importantly, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, Robert (Katherine) Francour and Brian (Barb) Francour, both of Racine, and William (Joleen) Francour of Georgia; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Wilford (Karla) Mailloux of Columbus, OH; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, three brothers, and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Edwards Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday November 4, 2008, with Fr. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Entombment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials to Ms. Francour may be directed to the American Alzheimer Association.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine (262) 634-3361

Priscilla Mary Francour

Ms. Priscilla Francour, 90, passed away at Becker-Shoop Center nursing home on October 31, 2008. She was born in Niagara to the late Alphonse and Louise (nee: Carle) Mailloux on August 8, 1918. She was united in marriage to Francis Francour in Marinette on November 18, 1939, and had been a resident of Racine since 1962.

Priscilla had been a cook for Racine Unified School District before her retirement in 1977 and was an active member of St. Edwards Church. She was best known as an avid Bingo player and had volunteered for many years at St. Mary's Hospital in Racine. But most importantly, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, Robert (Katherine) Francour and Brian (Barb) Francour, both of Racine, William (Joleen) Francour of Georgia; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Wilford (Karla) Mailloux of Columbus, OH; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, three brothers, and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Edwards Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday November 4, 2008, with Fr. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may meet with the family at St. Edwards on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials to Ms. Francour may be directed to the American Alzheimers Association.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine (262) 634-3361

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Carolyn J. (Wells) Molinaro

Carolyn J. Molinaro, 82, left this world to join her husband Gene in heaven, October 30, 2008. Carolyn, daughter of the late James and Rose (nee: De Mark) Wells was born May 8, 1926, in Racine. Carolyn and Eugene Molinaro were united in marriage on August 20, 1955, at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Racine Together they raised three children. Eugene preceded Carolyn in death on January 16, 2008.

She graduated from St. Catherine’s High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mt. Mary College in Milwaukee. Carolyn began her teaching career in Home Economics at Grafton High School, Grafton, WI. She also taught in Dundee, IL and Union High School in Union Grove where she took early retirement due to a visual disability. She enjoyed being active and keeping busy and delved into church and community work. She was a charter member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church and organized the Mission Club there which did much local, national and international mission work. She also worked in many other church functions.

Carolyn was co-founder of the Union Grove Area Food Bank. She was a former member of the Lioness Club, former board member of the Graham Public Library and the now-defunct swimming pool. She enjoyed her work there and time spent in Union Grove. In 2002 she moved to Racine and was currently a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Carolyn was an avid knitter. She made numerous afghans which were given to family, friends and fund-raising organizations. She also enjoyed golf, playing cards, cooking and entertaining. Her children and grandchildren were the joy in her life and brought her much happiness with the time spent with them whether attending their events or phone conversation. She will be missed greatly.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter, Michael (Lynn) Molinaro of Monroe, Jan (Lori) Molinaro of Enumclaw, WA, Maribeth (Mark) Osmundsen of Raymond; eight grandchildren, Gina and Luke Molinaro, Angela, Airman Kyle and Giuliana Molinaro, Melissa (fiance, Rick), Maria and Mark Osmundsen; great-grandsons, Collin and Riley Klaus; brothers and sister, Guy (Karin) Wells, Tony (Dorothy) Wells, Florence (Bob) Rivers, all of Racine; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dr. Al (Marilyn) Molinaro of Wausau, Bob (Mary Ellen) Molinaro of Waterloo, IA, Tony Molinaro of Slinger, Edith (Bill) Hibbard of Milwaukee; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., on Monday November 10, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Rev. William J. Dietzler officiating. Interment will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hwy C, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to the Gene and Carolyn Molinaro Scholarship fund would be greatly appreciated to help further students’ education.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane and the staff at Vitas Hospice for all of their loving and compassionate care.

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

Anna (VanDyke) Talsma

Anna (nee: VanDyke) Talsma, 90, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Lucas, Michigan, on October 22, 1918, to James and Tena (nee: DeGroot) VanDyke. Anna’s family moved to Iowa where she eventually met and married Carl Talsma on November 24, 1938. They moved to Racine, where Anna has lived for the last 69 years. Anna and Carl were able to spend 18 winters in Florida, where they made and enjoyed many friends.

Anna blessed those she knew through her roles over the years as a homemaker, Sunday school teacher, friend and Christian school supporter. She was a member of the Racine Christian Reformed Church and attended and taught various Bible studies. Her love for the Lord was evident in how she lived her life.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings, Rose, Tena, Bea, Gertrude, Herman and John. Surviving siblings are Reka Andringa, Bertha VanderPlaats and Jake VanDyke, all of Iowa, Mac (Annette) VanDyke of Michigan, and sister-in-law, June VanDyke of Iowa. She is further survived by her four children, Thelma (Ted) Montsma, George (Kathy) Talsma, Jim (Kathy) Talsma and Carl (Kelly) Talsma; seven grandchildren, Tom (Susan) Montsma, Tim (Marge) Montsma, Don (Jill) Montsma, Steve (Stephanie) Montsma, Beth (Mike) Adam, Matt (Gretchen) Talsma and Carl Talsma; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anna was blessed with many special friends from church, Bible study, Delavan, and Imperial Apartments where she lived for the last three years.

Funeral services will be held at Racine Christian Reformed Church, 900 Illinois St., on Monday, November 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Bylsma officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and at the church on Monday before services, from 10 a.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in honor of Anna may be given to the Racine Christian School Endowment Fund.

A special thank you to the 3rd floor nurses at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints and Hospice for the fine care given to Anna.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479

Monday, October 27, 2008

Darrell F. 'Happy the Millwright' Williquette

Darrell F. Williquette, age 77, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Hospital. Darrell was born in Green Bay, WI, on July 15, 1931, son of the late Francis and Ione (Nee: Marks) Williquette.

Darrell served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Oriskany. He was employed by American Motors Corporation for many years as a millwright as well as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He previously worked at J.I. Case and for the past eight years he owned and operated the Peacock Boutique. On June 25, 1983, he was united in marriage to Judie A. Cacciotti. Darrell was a member of St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and was a past member of the Moose Lodge. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife Judie; six children, Steve (Eileen) Williquette of Racine, Pastor Scott (Vicki) Williquette of Rockford, IL, Dawn (Jim) Biermann of Union Grove, WI, Michael (Julie) Williquette of Hartselle, AL, Lisa (Pastor Steve) Loeffler of Cornelia, GA, and Capt. Dale (Cara) Williquette USAF of Moore, OK; grandchildren, Alethia (Greg) Kenworthy, Catherine (Jesse) Pirrello, Scott Williquette, Robert (Rachel) Biermann, Michael and Joshua Biermann, Emily, Grace, Jonathon, and Andrew Williquette, Lorissa, Timothy, Christymae and Rebecca Loeffler, Taylor and Madelyn Williquette; one great-granddaughter, Mykennah Biermann; brothers, Jim (Iris) Williquette and Larry Williquette, all of Green Bay; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margie (Clyde) Gatzke, Jerry (Arlene) Cacciotti all of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends and his beloved dog, Crissy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Madonna, in 1973 and by a granddaughter, Heidimae Biermann.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, 3100 95th St., Sturtevant, with Reverend Paul L. Raczynski officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass.

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

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Randolph M. 'Randy' Schneider

Randolph M. Schneider, 55, passed away at his residence on Sunday, October 26, 2008.

Randy was born in Racine on February 25, 1953, to Clarence and Joyce (nee: Matson) Schneider. He served his country in the United States Navy. Randy was a self employed General Contractor. He enjoyed sailing, diving and piloting. Randy was an avid Harley enthusiast; he especially liked being in the wind riding his Harley.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Jerry Caraballo; granddaughter, Cassandra Plaster; his parents, Clarence and Joyce Schneider; brothers, Richter (Sharon) Schneider and Ronald (Debbie) Schneider; sister, Catherine (Lawrence) Winterle and Best Friend, Casper John Lamb, and his K9 companion Whoopie. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends.

Funeral services for Randy will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 2, 2008, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Daniel Hinrichs officiating. Interment will take place in So. WI Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family or Hospice Allliance have been suggested.

Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Ave., Racine (262) 639-8000

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Margaret Mary (McDonough) Kostos

Margaret Mary Kostos, age 89, went to be with her Lord and to be reunited with her husband, on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Franciscan Gardens, South Milwaukee, WI. Margaret was born in Chicago, IL, June 28, 1919, daughter of the late Thomas F. and Mary A. (Nee: McHugh) McDonough.

In 1939 she was united in marriage to George J. Kostos who preceded her in death in 1982. She was employed by Aetna Bank for fifteen years. Margaret was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Above all she devoted her life to her family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, George J. (Rosemary) Kostos of Racine, WI; Greg T. Kostos of Juneau, WI; Mark T. Kostos of Hanahan, South Carolina; Patricia A. (Homer) Kelly of Baraboo, WI; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa Saxon of IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas and Michael; sister, Delia (Frank) Reeger; and brother-in-law, James Saxon.

Funeral services will be held at Franciscan Gardens, 1000 Williams Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172, on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chicago, IL. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at Franciscan Gardens on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society or NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to staff at Franciscan Gardens and Asera Care Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

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

Josephine A. Niesen

Josephine A. Niesen, 83, died in Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints on Saturday, October 25, 2008, surrounded by her family. She was born in Racine on August 6, 1925, the daughter of the late Alvin and Rose Marie (Nee: Callanan) Troestler.

On April 30, 1948, she was united in marriage to Gregory Niesen who preceded her in death on January 17, 1973. She was a graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Niesen was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a past vice- president of the St. Cecelia Society and was most recently a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church where she served on the Welcoming Committee and was a Eucharistic Minister. She was a Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed cross-stitching, crossword puzzles, dancing and was an avid bowler.

Surviving are her children; Rose Marie (Robert) Omahne of Kiawah Island, SC, Barbara June of Milwaukee, Gregory Niesen Jr., Jerry (Rainy) Niesen all of Racine, Mark (Judy) Niesen of New Berlin, Carol (Joseph) Spranger of Racine, Thomas (Ann Mikutis) Niesen of Kenosha; 15 grandchildren Jennifer, Laura (Dave), Russell, Matthew, Lindsay, Alex, Hannah, Brian, Amy, Tommy, Jason, David, Kristen (Larry), Kurt (Jennifer), and Kerrie (Brett); 8 great-grandchildren, Madison, Waverly, Bailey, Kelsey, Cameron, Jasper, Tillie and Keylie; sisters Petie Quam of Minocqua, Valery Roedema of Racine, Rosemary (William) Hugasian of Auburn, CA;, and brother David (Patricia) Troestler of Racine. Her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survive Mrs. Niesen.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law LaVerne Niesen and two brothers, William and Alvin Troestler.

Relatives and friends are asked to meet at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., at 11 a.m., on Thursday, October 30, for her funeral mass with Rev. William J. Dietzler officiating. Visitation will be in the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

Mrs. Niesen would like to thank her seven children for their love, care and compassion.

DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262)552-9000

Friday, October 24, 2008

Priscilla J. (Bussian) Arentz

Priscilla J. Arentz, age 64, of Racine, passed away peacefully, Friday, October 24, 2008. She was born March 24, 1944, in Milwaukee to the late Robert and Nina (Nee: Sorenson) Bussian. She was the light in everybody’s life. She was a loving mother and will be remembered by many as Ma and Grandma Priscilla.

She is survived by her three children, Beth (Doug) Bedilion , Lisa Arentz (Arni), Dawn (Chendo) Ortiz; five grandchildren, Tasha, Vanessa, Jessica, Tabitha, Zachary; three great-grandchildren, Dasario, Dasani, and Tatiana; other relatives and dear friends.

A Memorial service will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel 9000 Washington Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 1, at noon. A reception to celebrate Priscilla’s life will follow at 1608 Phillips Ave.

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

Gregory Joseph Orzal

Hartford - Gregory Joseph Orzal, 57, passed away peacefully at The Kathy Hospice of West Bend on Friday, October 24, 2008, following a valiant year-long battle with a cerebral hemorrhage and brain tumor.

Greg was born in Racine on November 28, 1950, to the late Sigmund and Edwina (nee: Barela) Orzal. A graduate of St. Stanislaus Grade School, he went on to graduate from St. Catherine’s High School in 1968. Greg continued on to earn his engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

On March 16, 1974, in Atonement Lutheran Church, Greg was united in marriage with the love of his life, Shelley (nee: Phillips).

Extremely brilliant and mechanically inclined, Greg began his career with Webster Electric. A few years later, Greg and Shelley relocated to upstate New York where he worked for the Raymond Corp. Shortly after, they moved back to Hartford, WI -- where he was employed as an engineer for over 27 years at Wacker Corp., retiring only when his health began to fail.

A dedicated family-man with a profound Catholic faith, Gregory was a proud member of St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Downtown Milwaukee. He enjoyed playing Rock-N-Roll and the Blues on his guitars and riding his 1999 Harley Ultra-Classic. Greg also liked to grow Jalapeno Peppers and Tomatoes for his homemade Salsa; was an accomplished and self-taught home repairman; and had an extensive fresh-water fish collection. Above all, Greg loved being at home in the surroundings of his family.

Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 35 years, Shelley; their treasured son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Consuelo Orzal of Fox Point; a grandson; sisters, Sharon McAuliffe of Racine and Susan Chirigotis of Union Grove; Shelley’s parents, Leonard and Theodora Phillips of Crivitz; grandmother, Henrietta Welch of Racine; brothers-in-law, Brian (Diana) Phillips of Campbellsport; Dennis Phillips of West Bend; Tim (Cathy) Phillips of West Bend; and Lindsey (Trish) Phillips of San Antonio, TX; many special nieces, nephews, other relatives, co-workers and friends too numerous to mention by name.

Funeral services celebrating Greg’s life will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at 7 p.m. with Rev. Michael J. Hammer officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Private interment will take place next to his parents in Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32, on Thursday. In memory of Greg, memorials may be directed to The Kathy Hospice, in recognition of the compassionate end-of-life care and support that was so graciously provided.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

Delbert 'Del' S. Brown

Del Brown, 87, died at the Golden Living Center of Kenosha on Friday, October 24, 2008.

He was born in Sparta on May 19, 1921, the son of the late Ernest and Maud (nee: Goff) Brown. On October 20, 1944, he married the former Lorraine Dibble at Holy Communion Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on July 29, 1998.

Mr. Brown served his country with the U.S. Army Air Corps while stationed in Japan during WWII. He retired from Twin Disc after 33 years of service as a machinist.

In addition to his membership in the Twin Disc 20 Year Club he was a longtime member of Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church. In his younger years he enjoyed bowling, fishing and deer hunting. He enjoyed his later years watching and cheering for all his local sports teams, especially the Packers and Badgers. However, his favorite times were those spent in the surroundings of his family.

His survivors include his children, Dianna Ellingson, Richard “Dick” (Penny) Brown, Linda (fiance, Terry Zastrow) Hermann, Leaura (Gordy) Pallesen, Darel Brown, Dan Brown, Lisa Platt, David (Andrea) Brown and Lanette (Paul) Hannes, all of Racine; grandchildren, Paul (Erin), Ron (Diana), Shawn, Amy (Leon), Bobby, Jasen, Jamie, Lance (Sara), Darren (Hillary), Grant, Garrett, Collin, Dustin, Blaine, Hunter, Lauren, Kaitlyn, Jenna, Brittany and Brooke; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alex, Timothy, Christian, Alexis, Marcus, Kiara, Kaylein, Jenna, Katie, Casey, Madison, Gavin, Kylie and Taylor; sisters and brothers, Margaret Johnson, Sandra (Bob) Ealey, Nyle (Dorothy) Brown, Kenny (Marion) Brown all of Sparta, WI, Leo Brown of Las Vegas, NV; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean Brown, Della Brown of Sparta, Vern (Ovella) Dibble of Pensacola, FL and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his dear wife Lorraine, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Ronald Platt; brothers, Lloyd, Stub, LaVern; sister, Bonita; and sisters-in-law, Leone (Robert) Servold and Shirley Brown.

Family and friends are invited to meet at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 S. Green Bay Rd., on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. for the celebration of his life and funeral service with Rev. Kara F. Baylor officiating. His entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. There will be a visitation in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Monday from 5-7 p.m. and in the church on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Del’s family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the Golden Living Center in Kenosha and Asera Hospice for the loving care they provided to him during his illness.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
4600 County Line Road, Racine (262) 552-9000

Leonard N. Sakkinen

Leonard N. Sakkinen, 83, passed away peacefully at Ridgewood Care Center on Friday, October 24, 2008, with his family at his side. He was born in Kearsarge, MI, on July 13, 1925, the son of the late Matthew and Emma (nee: Junttunen) Sakkinen.

He served his country with the U.S. Army in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. On April 23, 1955, in Germany, he was united in marriage to his wife Anne. Mr. Sakkinen had been employed by Bucyrus Erie for over 32 years until he retired. He enjoyed fishing, reading and doing crossword puzzles.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Anne; their children, Gary Sakkinen of Racine, Karen (Allen) Kroll of Franksville, Peggy (Frank) Prince of Racine; grandchildren, Trudy Hawks of Roanoke, VA, Eric (Kristen) Schatzman of Kenosha, Ben (Melinda) Kroll, Ryan (Kristie) Kroll all of Franklin; WI; five great-grandchildren, Samuel, Chloe, Brooke, Christopher and Cody; and brother Elmer (Barbara) Sakkinen of Rockford, IL. His nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends further survive him.

In addition to his parents, four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Private services were held in the chapel of the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, with Rev. Kara Baylor officiating.

The family would like to publicly thank both the nursing and therapy staff of Ridgewood Care Center for the compassion and care shown to Leonard and his family.

DRAEGER LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tim Anderegg

Tim Anderegg, age 55, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at home. Tim was born in LaCrosse, WI, on May 4, 1953, son of Dwaine L. and Virginia W. (Nee: Williams) Anderegg.

Tim was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1971.” Tim studied at Deaconess Hospital as a Radiologic Technologist and received further credentialing in Intervention Radiology in CT. He was employed by St. Luke’s South Shore in Cudahy where he served as PACS Administrator. He also worked at Trinity Memorial Hospital in Cudahy and St. Luke’s Hospital in Racine during his career.

Tim was a man of great passions who lived his life with zest and enthusiasm. On April 25, 1981, Tim was united in marriage to the love of his life, Roberta L. Rozumialski. Together, they enjoyed traveling, working on their home and yard, and their shared commitment to healthcare. Tim’s deep dedication to his medical profession spanned over 35 years and he was respected for his knowledge and dedication by all who knew and worked with him. He had an infectious sense of humor and shared it readily with all around him. And above all, Tim loved his family and regularly gave of himself to show them his love and support.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta; his son and daughter-in-law, Zachary (Michelle) Anderegg of Laguna Niguel, CA; his parents, Dwaine and Virginia Anderegg of Racine; three brothers, Terry (Sue) Anderegg of Oak Creek, WI, Greg (Carol) Anderegg of Racine, Rex (Coral) Anderegg of Whitefish Bay, WI; mother-in-law, Eileen Rozumialski of Stevens Point, WI; brother-in-law, David (Jean) Rozumialski of Rosholt, WI; sisters-in-law, Karen (Jim) Reidinger of Custer, WI, Patti Rozumialski of Milwaukee, Terri (Duane) Kulas of Galloway, WI, Janet (Rick) Raygo of Plover, WI, Vicki (Bill) Frang of Loveland, CO, Jill (Don) Lorbiecki of Sturgeon Bay, WI; nieces and nephews, Dan Anderegg, Aimee Anderegg, Samantha Anderegg, Danielle Anderegg, Alexander Anderegg, Brandon Anderegg, Kelly Rozumialski, Michael Rozumialski, Matthew Rozumialski, Leah Raygo, Erin Raygo, Mitchell Kulas, Adam Kulas, Joanne Frang, Andy Frang, Eden Lorbiecki, and Owen Lorbiecki; special friends, Sandy and Jim Cottrill; along with other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edward and Judith (Nee: Mrotek) Rozumialski.

A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, October 26, 2008, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Kaye Glennon officiating. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Tim’s name to the Health Care Network in Racine.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to both Caledonia Rescue and Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center’s ER staff for their loving and compassionate care.

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

Lee V. Maurer

SOUTH MILWAUKEE -- Lee V. Maurer, age 99, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. Lee was born in Kenosha, on September 26, 1909, son of the late Jerry and Stella (Nee: Salmon) Maurer.

On November 28, 1936, he was united in marriage to Mildred B. Acklam who preceded him in death on October 12, 1997. Lee was employed for many years by the Chicago Northwestern Railway and belonged to the Retirees Railroad Union. He enjoyed playing cribbage and was an avid sportsman who loved fishing and spending time up north at his home in Minoqua. Most importantly he treasured time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his daughters, Janet Budish and Shirley (Dennis) Grobner; his grandchildren, Jeffery (Gail) Budish, James (Toni) Budish, Michelle (Craig) Mathias and Darren (Jennifer) Grobner; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Acklam; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Merle and Al Maurer; and by his sister, Joyce Hodge.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 27, 2008, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

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

Sister Mary (Jean Marie) Raynoha, O.P.

Sister Mary Raynoha, O.P., 92, passed away at Siena Center, Racine on Wednesday October 22, 2008.

Mary Delores was born June 14, 1916, to Frank and Justina (nee: Debnar) Raynoha in Madison, WI. On August 29, 1937, she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1938 she was given the religious name Sister Jean Marie. She professed her first vows in 1940 and her final vows in 1946. In 1968 she returned to using her baptismal name Mary.

Sister Mary spent many years in service to others as a teacher and artist. She began her ministry in 1939 at St. Edward, Racine, WI. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were St. Francis Xavier, Merrill; St. John, Little Chute; St. Bernard, Madison; St. Catherine High School and St. Catherine Convent/Siena Center, Racine. She also served in Michigan at St. Clement, Center Line, and St. John, Hubbardston. She became a resident at Siena Center in 1970 and continued her ministry as an artist and switchboard operator. From 1985 to 1997 she was the Secretary/Treasurer for US/USSR Friendship Society of Racine-Kenosha.

Sister Mary is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her brother Stephen (Mary Ann); and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers Stefan, Martin, John and Joseph; sisters Hermina Zimmerman, Delores Gorman, Anne Alice Reuss, and Mary.

Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Monday, October 27, at 10 a.m. with a Remembering Service at 2:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rev. William E. Cox

Rev. William E. Cox, age 92, was called home to his Lord on Tuesday October 21, 2008.

Father Cox was born in Janesville, WI, on August 21, 1916, son of the late Charles E. and Catherine E. (Crowley) Cox. Father attended Saint Mary’s Grade School in Janesville. He entered Saint Francis Seminary on September 8, 1930, and was ordained to the Roman Catholic Priesthood on February 2, 1942, at Saint Anthony’s Church in Milwaukee. Father’s early assignments found him traveling to various corners of the archdiocese: Saint Thomas Aquinas in Kenosha 1942– 1947, Saint Patrick in Fond du Lac 1947 – 1958, Saint John the Evangelist in Kohler 1958 – 1963. While serving as pastor in Kohler, Father received a call from Archbishop William E. Cousins to go to Racine to establish a new parish in the town of Mt. Pleasant on the outskirts of Racine. For five years Saint Paul’s operated out of a converted store, about four blocks from the church which was completed in 1968.

Father Cox celebrated the first Mass at his beloved new church on June 30, 1968, and remained as pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle Congregation for twenty-eight years until his retirement on August 21, 1991. Father continued his priestly ministry after his “Retirement.” He served as a staff chaplain in the spiritual care department at Saint Mary’s Medical Center for ten years. He also assisted regularly at various Racine and Kenosha parishes including celebrating Mass every Sunday at Mt. Carmel Parish in Kenosha.

Father was a 60-year member of the Knights of Columbus and served as chaplain to the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Council 697, for ten years. He was recognized by the Wisconsin State Council Knights of Columbus for his faithful service to church, council, community, youth and family by exemplifying the Columbian principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
Father Cox will be remembered as a true good shepherd for his life of spreading the gospel of Christ and dedication to the priesthood and to everyone who knew him.

Survivors include his brother, Rev. Joseph C. Cox of Portage, WI; his nieces and nephews, Robert (Margaret) Agnew of Ellison Bay, WI, John (MaryKay) Agnew of Sunnyvale, CA, Kathleen (Neil) Kugelmas of San Rafael, CA, Richard (Judy) Agnew of Menomonie, WI, James Agnew of Kenosha, David Agnew of Sheboygan, WI, Mary (James) Robertson of Menomonie, WI, Gerald Agnew of Waukesha, WI, Michael (Marge) McCoy of Ellison Bay, WI, Mary McCoy (Tom Wahlen) of Milwaukee, WI, Tom (Shari) McCoy of Bozeman, MT, Kate (Dan) Mooney of CA, Charles (Shawna) McCoy of IA, John (Shelly) McCoy of Stoughton, WI; special and dear friend, Mary Willmes; great nieces, nephews, other relatives many dear friends, and parish family of St. Paul. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Roberta Agnew and Ruth McCoy.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring Street, Racine, on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, WI. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Tuesday from 9 a..m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church have been suggested.

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

Walter 'Wally' Carl Bulmann

Walter “Wally” Carl Bulmann, 83, passed away at WFH-All Saints Medical Center on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.

Wally was born in Bellwood, IL, on July 11, 1925, to the late Carl and Emma (nee: Reschke) Bulmann. Growing up, he attended school in Franksville and spent countless hours, working tirelessly, on his family farm. On May 24, 1947, in St. John Lutheran Church of Racine, he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Delores Mae (nee: Prott).

Wally was a talented automobile mechanic, working for various dealers of Racine including Don Hutson, Yellow Motors and Driver Motors. He also was employed as a production tester for Twin Disc until his retirement in 1984.

Wally was a member of the Twin Disc 20 Year Club. Among his interests, he enjoyed bowling; building and flying radio-controlled airplanes; and trying his luck on the slot machines. Above all, Wally’s greatest joy in life was being in the surroundings of his entire family.

Surviving is his loving wife of 61 years, Delores; their children, Nancy Bulmann, Jane (Melvin) Coey, Diana (Gerard) DeGrand, Carol (Tom) Meddaugh and Kenneth (Mary) Bulmann; grandchildren, Mark (Linda Dresen) Coey and Kim (Kevin) Coey; Katherine, Nicole and Keith (Holly Vander Werff) DeGrand; Heather Godfrey, Joseph Seitz, Ashley and Kaitlin Meddaugh; Cecelia (Erick) Baccus; Emily, Jamie and Nicholas Bulmann; great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Scott, Madisin and Brooklyn Coey; and MacKenzie Baccus; sister, Ruth Sullivan; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Daniel) Martell, Margaret (George) Jacobsen, Elizabeth Peterson and Mary Jane Gerber; and many special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends too numerous to mention by name.

In addition to his parents, Wally was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann (Mike) Sperando and Dorothy (Ralph) Newcander; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Sullivan and Gilbert Peterson.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. M.A. Miritz officiating. Interment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Saturday from 8:30 - 10:30 am. In memory of Wally, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association have been suggested.

A heartfelt note of thanks to all the physicians, nurses and staff at WFH-All Saints Medical Center for the compassionate care and support that was so gently extended during Wally’s time of need. May God bless all of you!

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

Mary W. Stewart

Mary W. Stewart, 98, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

Mary was born in Albion,Wisconsin, the daughter of E. Glenn Williams and Matie (Head) Williams on October 14, 1910. From 1923 until her death she was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Albion, a church where her grandfather was one of the first members in the 1800's. In this church on June 26, 1935, she was married to Hugh Stewart who preceded her in death on July 22, 1998. They had sixty-three years of happiness together enjoying family, friends, many activities, traveling and just being together.

Mary attended Milton College for two years and received her BE degree from the University in Madison with a major in Latin. She taught for three years in Westfield, WI, high school before her marriage. In Racine she was a substitute teacher for eight years before becoming a mathematics teacher at McKinley Junior High School, and for several years taught Latin classes at Jerstad and Gifford Junior High Schools. She was a member of Racine Area Retired Educators Association, WREA, NRTA and AARP. Mary had previously been a member of AAUW for forty years. She enjoyed playing with friends in various bridge groups.

Mary is survived by a niece, G. Ann Williams; nephew Rollin (Phyllis) Williams; and grand-nephew, Marc Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Gleneta Williams, brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Gertrude Williams and sister-in-law, Lucille Stewart.

Mary repeatedly said she felt so blessed and lucky to have such close neighbors and friends as, Alice, Marlene, Lorraine, Joe and others. These friends sustained her and gave her comfort.

Family and friends may meet with the family at the Funeral home on Friday, October 24, 2008, at from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held in Milton, WI, cemetery on Sunday, October 26, 2008, at 3 p.m.

Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Ave., Racine (262) 639-8000

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lavinia M. Angel

Lavinia M. Angel, nee Roberts, 88, passed away at her residence on Monday, October 20, 2008.

Winnie was born in Racine on March 17, 1920, to Roy and Elsie (nee, Durstling) Roberts. She has been a lifelong Racine resident. Winnie married Robert E. Angel at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church on November 23, 1946.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Angel; daughter, Nancy (Ken) Janson; granddaughters, Maggy (Ron) Hribar and Emily (Dan) Pfeiffer; and great grandchildren, Joseph Robert Hribar and Jenna Angel Hribar. Winnie is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Roberts and Harrison Roberts; and her sister, Mary Spencer.

A memorial visitation for Winnie will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 23, 2008, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Inurnment will take place in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Union Grove. Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army or the Purple Heart.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Wheaton Franciscan Hospice and Angel’s Grace Hospice for all of the loving care given to Winnie.

Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Ave., Racine (262) 639-8000

Sunday, October 19, 2008

William 'Bill' J. Krumberger

MADISON -- Surrounded by his loving family, William “Bill” J. Krumberger was born into eternal life on Sunday, October 19, 2008, at the Don & Marilyn Andersen Hospice Home, Fitchburg, WI. Bill was born in Girard, OH, son of the late Ferdinand and Johanna (Nee: Hodnik) Krumberger.

During World War II Bill served in the United States Army. On June 11, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Johanna “Jane” M. Recupero. Bill was a Music and English teacher at St. Catherine’s High School and Union Grove High School. He was also a football coach at St. Catherine’s High School. Bill was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church and former member at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he served as Choir Director for many years. He was a member for over fifty years with the Knights of Columbus. He thoroughly enjoyed music and sports including playing golf and bocce ball. Above all he devoted his life to his family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jane; his five children, Joanne Krumberger of Walnut Creek, CA, Bill Steinway Krumberger of Playa Del Ray, CA, Kathryn (Rick) Safford of Healdsburg, CA, Robert (Michelle) Krumberger of Sedalia, CO, Stephen (Lori) Krumberger of Poynette, WI; his six grandchildren, Geoffrey and Gina Safford, Nicole and Micah Krumberger, Adam and Jacob Krumberger; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth Krumberger of Racine, Fran Gilchrist of Tulsa, OK, Mary Recupero of Palm Desert, IA, Santo (Millie) Recupero of Camarillo, CA, Rose Borel of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Patricia Louise; and brothers, Henry, Rudolph, Fred, August and Edward.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3100 95th St., Sturtevant, on Friday, October 24, 2008, at noon with Rev. Richard Molter officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Don & Marilyn Andersen Hospice Home, Parkinson’s Research, or one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

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

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Francisco 'Pancho' Estrada

Francisco 'Pancho' Estrada, age 76, passed away peacefully Saturday morning October 18, 2008, at his residence. Francisco was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, on October 4, 1932, son of the late Santiago and Francisca (nee: Estrada) Gomez and has been a resident of Racine since 1954.

On June 14, 1991, he was united in marriage to Julianne Oshenic in Racine. Francisco was employed with J.I. Case Company for nearly thirty years until his retirement in 2001. In his younger years, he had been employed with Lakeside Malleable. He was an amateur boxer as a young man and was an avid musician known throughout the Midwest playing Latin music on his trumpet. Through the years Pancho enjoyed his true passion while playing with the bands: Los Embajadores, Jack Pachuca y Los Diablitos, Tierra Libre, La Familia en Cristo and El Calvario. Later in life, Pancho surprised everyone by becoming a marathon runner. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife Julianne; two daughters, Dolores Estrada, Rosa (Suwit) Khongmuang, all of Milwaukee; step-children, Randy and Gerald Pond, Lorraine Ropel, Julie Pond (Juan Chavez), Kim (Eric) Hunkins; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother Raul (Amalia) Mejia of Racine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Luz and brothers, Ezequiel Ayala and Juan Gomez.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday October 24, 2008, at 7 p.m., with Rev. Raul Saldana officiating. Interment will be private. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of services.

The family extends a special thank you to the friends and neighbors who helped make Francisco’s last year of his life comfortable.

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

Friday, October 17, 2008

Nancy L. Pfost

Nancy L. Pfost, 77, died in the Lincoln Village Convalescent Center on Friday, October 17, 2008,

She was born in Racine on May 16, 1931, the daughter of the late William and Kristense (nee: Christensen) Christensen. Mrs. Pfost was a member of Bethania Luther Church.

Surviving are her sons, Scott (Judy) Pfost and Barry (Barbara) Pfost; grandchildren, Ashley Pfost, Lindsay Pfost, Brad (Dani) Weber, Stephanie (Tony) Chirigotis; great-grandchildren, Jenna Pfost, Dylan Chirigotis, Isabelle Chirigotis and Emma Weber; godson, Dean Gotch; and cousins Karen Flatley and Louise Flatley.

Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, October 23, at 6 p.m., with Rev. Steve Woklfeil. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Private internment will be held in West Lawn Memorial Park. The family has suggested memorials to Bethania Lutheran Church or the National Liver Foundation.

DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CRMEATORY
4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

Frank Nelson Jarrett

Nelson Jarrett, age 75, passed away Friday, October 17, 2008, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Nelson was born in Anderson, IN, son of the late Ralph and Madonna (Nee: Needler) Jarrett.

He served in the United States Army as a PFC during the Korean War. On September 1, 1957, he was united in marriage to Jane E. Adams in New Castle, IN. Nelson was employed by Modine Manufacturing for many years as a Senior Principal Development Engineer. His work there was one of the great joys of his life. He highly valued education and was a graduate of Purdue University and also attended Marquette University. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, volunteered with the boy scouts, and gave generously of his time to many people and volunteer activities. Nelson was well known for his love of engineering, woodworking, the outdoors, and creative projects that delighted his grandchildren to no end. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Nelson is survived by his loving wife and partner of 51 years, Jane; his children, Roger (Linda) Jarrett, Daniel (Jennifer) Jarrett, Sonia (Dean) Carver; brother, Leonard (Kathy) Jarrett; five grandchildren, Scott, Joseph, Thomas, and Nathaniel Jarrett, Keegan Carver; mother-in-law, Wahneta Gebhart; an aunt, Melda Warner; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Nancy (Joe) O'Grady, Keith Adams; nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jacqueline (John) Readle.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 745 Main St., on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brad Van Fossen officiating. Private entombment will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service: 11 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Treisman and the team at Aurora St. Luke’s Milwaukee, staff at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center, and Hospice Alliance for their patience, compassion, and loving care.

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

Mary Anne Pietkivitch

Mary Anne Pietkivitch, 78, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2008, at Stafford Manor after a long illness.

Mary Anne was born in Racine on April 17, 1930, the daughter of Walter and Anna (nee: Fechner) Hackler. She was united in marriage to Albert Pietkivitch in Racine on July 30, 1949.

Mary Anne was a graduate of UW-Parkside with a Bachelor of Science degree. Mary Anne was a faithful member of Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church since 1966. She retired from St. Luke’s Hospital in 1994 as Head of Hematology. She found great enjoyment in knitting, crocheting, crosstitch, word puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Most of all, her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren.

Mary Anne is survived by Albert, her husband of 59 years, and her children, Julie Pietkivitch of Racine, Sue (Steve) Brinkman of Kenosha, Jane Pietkivitch of Aiken, S.C., and James (Melanie) Pietkivitch of Sun Prairie. She is further survived by her loving and adoring grandchildren: Lauren Brinkman and TJ Pietkivitch; brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Hackler of Racine and Walter (Emily) Hackler of Newport, Beach, CA; and by other relatives and dear friends. Mary Anne was preceded in death by one son, Robert Pietkivitch in 2002, and her parents.

Memorial Services for Mary Anne will be held at Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, 625 College Ave. on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at 6 p.m. with Rev. Tony Larsen officiating. There will be a gathering with the family at the church on Tuesday, from 5 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Olympia Brown Church would be greatly appreciated.

The Pietkivitch family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Stafford Manor and Asera Care Hospice for the loving care they provided.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine (262) 632-4479

Josephine B. (Zukowski) Hughes

Josephine B. Hughes (nee: Zukowski), 93, passed away early Friday morning October 17, 2008, with her loving family by her side. Josephine was born in Amherst, MA, on October 14, 1915, daughter of the late Casimir and Nathalie (nee: Kotowski) Zukowski.

On May 1, 1948, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Racine, Josephine was united in marriage to Melvin R. Hughes, who preceded her in death on July 13, 1995. She was an active member of St. Rita Catholic Church, where she was a member of Christian Mothers, the REST Program, and with the St. Augustine’s 3rd Order. Josephine will be best remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, Natalie (Thomas) Sherman of Racine, John (Linda) Hughes of Burlington; grandchildren, Vanessa (Scott) Marciniak of Racine, Joshua Sherman (Suzy Calver) of Racine, Patrick (Angela) Elliott of Milwaukee, Michael (Suzanne) Elliott of Burlington; great-grandchildren, Paige, Kiefer, Taggart, Sydney, Savannah, and Brandon; sister, Helen Kalscheuer of Milwaukee; brother, Raymond Zukowski of Racine; special friends, Ellie Harms and Helen Spiering; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Josephine was also preceded in death by her brother Frank; brother-in-law, Roger Kalscheuer; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Zukowski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., on Tuesday October 21, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joseph G. Stobba officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Rita Catholic Church or to Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, have been suggested.

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

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Robert J. Asplund

Robert J. Asplund, 87, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints on Thursday, October 16, 2008.

Robert was born in Racine to the late Ellerth and Ellsie (nee: Johnson) Asplund on May 14, 1921. He had lived in Racine his whole life. In Racine, he was united in marriage to Lois Barr on September 26, 1947.

Mr. Asplund was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. He served in the United States Army and was employed many years as a general manager of 7-Up Bottling Company. He was also a member of the original Kiwanis, the Masonic Lodge, the Knights of Pythias, and the D.O.K.K. of Pythias.

Robert is survived by his wife Lois; three nieces, Jean Susan (nee: Johnson) and Robert Libkind of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Barbara Jean and Gary Walker of Gilbert, Arizona, and Susan Carol and Michael O'Brien of Campbell, California; his great-nephew, Christopher Scott Walker of Gilbert, Arizona; cousins; and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 S. Green Bay Road, on Monday, October 20, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Christine Thomas-Echelbarger officiating.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine (262) 634-3361

June Urania Brower

June Urania (nee: Thravalos) Brower, 85, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at her residence.

She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on June 7, 1923, the daughter of Steven D. and Anna L. (nee: Newman) Thravalos. She was a 1940 graduate of Washington Park High School. On May 29, 1948, June was united in marriage to Robert O. Brower at Holy Communion Lutheran Church. She retired from Porter’s Furniture Co. in 2002 after 47 years of service. June was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Belle City Seniors of Racine, birthday clubs and monthly card parties. She loved to crochet, take senior bus trips with her sister, Nancy Nelson, especially the Mystery Bus Trips where she never knew what the destination would be.

Surviving are her three sons and daughters-in-law; David O. (Susan) Brower, Dennis R. (Cindy) Brower and Ronald S. Brower; son-in-law, Brian Cranford of Oregon: eight grandchildren, Jennifer Boom, Julie Brown both of Oregon, Stephanie Czosnek of West Allis, Kate M. Brower of Sheboygan, Nicholas Brower, Samantha Echeverria both of Racine, Stephen Brower and Mercedes Brower both of Arkansas; eight great-grandchildren, Sequoia Boom, Dakota Boom, Jillian Czosnek, Evelynn Czosnek, Bryant O. Brost, Oliver Brower and twins Zoie and Roxxci Brower; sisters, Alice (Bernard) Mianecki of Rice Lake and Nancy (Jerome) Nelson of Racine. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on October 2, 1992; daughter, Sharon M. Cranford and sister, Helen (Everett) Petersen.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 6th St., on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at 10:30 a.m with Rev. Jeff Barrow officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. There will be a visitation at Sturino funeral Home on Monday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Belle City Senior Center or WWII Disabled Veterans, 96th Fighter Squadron, Army of the United States, 82nd Fighter Group Assn. c/o John Parliman, Secretary/Treasurer 1566 East Saint Charles Place, Inverness, FL 34453, have been suggested.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine (262) 632-4479

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Agnes M. (Hogan) Schuett

Agnes M. Schuett, age 46, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. Agnes was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on January 10, 1962, daughter of the late Kenneth L. and Zilpha (Nee: Boggs) Hogan. Following her mother’s death at an early age, Agnes and her brother, Kenneth, were adopted and raised by Joe and Betty Wilcox.

On December 30, 1981, in Waukegan she was united in marriage to Jeffrey A. Schuett. She will be best remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Jeff; her children, John, Matthew and Stephanie; her mother, Betty Wilcox; brother, Kenneth (Debbie) Hogan; sisters, Debra Wilcox and Susan Wilcox; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her biological parents and her father, Joe Wilcox.

Funeral Services will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4340 Six Mile Road, on Monday, October 20, 2008, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Daniel Hinrichs officiating. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to the family have been suggested.

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

Diane L. (Jardee) Spencer

Diane Lisa Spencer, age 50, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Racine on October 14, 2008, daughter of Bernie and Alice (Nee: Mossak) Jardee.

Diane graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1976.” On July 28, 1986, she was united in marriage to Alan J. Spencer, her husband for over 22 years. Diane loved animals, especially her dogs and parakeets.

She is sadly missed by Alan; her mother, Alice; her brother and sister-law, Jon and Linda Jardee; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Tom Gruling; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Ardice Spencer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack and Mary Spencer, Don and Karen Spencer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her father.

Private services will be held.

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

Mary Ann Poehls

Mary Ann Poehls, 86, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Wheaten Franciscan Hospital - All-Saints.

She was born in Racine, on June 30, 1922, the daughter of William and Mary (nee: Kisida) Lengell. Mary Ann was united in marriage to Glenn Poehls on October 9, 1954, in Racine at Sacred Heart Parish. She was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School, and was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Parish.

Mary Ann found great enjoyment in gardening, camping in Door County and with her husband traveled throughout the United States, viewing and enjoying all 50 states, along with traveling extensively throughout Europe.

Mary Ann is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Glenn; three sons, Laurence (Marianne) Poehls, of Glendale, California, William (Mary) Poehls of Hartland, and John of Racine; two grandchildren, Jessica and Jacob Poehls; and two sisters in law. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Mary Ann was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jean Marie; and three brothers, William, Eugene and Steven Lengell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave., on Monday, October 20, 2008, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Ronald Crewe officiating. Burial will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the church on Monday, from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sacred Heart Church, or Trinity Lutheran Church have been suggested by the Poehls family.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine (262) 632-4479

Sophie Catherine Hadady

Sophie Catherine Hadady, 92, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at St. Monica’s Assisted Living Center.

She was born in Milwaukee on April 7, 1916, the daughter of Vincent and Helen (nee: Stelmach) Kleppin and the eighth of their thirteen children.

Sophie was a past member of St. Edward and St. Joseph’s Catholic Churches in Racine and was a member of Racine Geological Society. She also was a member of Christian Mother’s Society in Milwaukee. Sophie had many interests: she enjoyed lapidary, rock hunting, crafts, cooking, playing board games, card games and Bingo. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children, Marion Cole, Carolyn (Darrell) Doyscher, Gordon (Karen) Kosidowski, Lillian (Louie) Albert, Iris (Larry)
Dillion and Albert I. (Susan) Hadady; 50 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Lillian R. Kleppin; and brother, Anthony (Wanda) Kleppin. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Kosidowski, second husband, Albert L. Hadady; and a daughter, Rosemarie Collings.

A Mass for the Living will be held at St. Monica’s on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 10 a.m. There will be a time to meet before services from 9 a.m. until time of mass. On Friday at Sturino Funeral Home there will be a funeral service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Faulk officiating. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 5 p.m. until time of service. On Saturday, October 18, 2008, at the funeral home there will be prayers at 9:45 a.m. prior to leaving for burial at Forest Hill Memorial Park, 3301 E. Forest Hill Ave., Oak Creek, WI.

Due to allergies, the family requests that natural flowers not be sent.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine (262) 632-4479