Mrs. Clara M. Brown (nee: Schoeffler), 82, passed away on April 3, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Brown was born in Germany to the late Fritz and Rose (nee: Gilliard) Schoeffler on May 19, 1926. She came to the United States at a young age and lived most of her life in Racine. On June 24, 1944, she was united in marriage to Gerald Brown and together they were married for over 62 years.
She was employed at Welch electric for over 25 years and enjoyed gardening, furniture restoration, and was an avid reader. But, most of all she was very devoted to her family.
Clara is survived by her children, Nanette (Jim) Cumbie of Racine, Michael (Donna) Brown of Mokulumni Hill, CA, Claire 'Pete' (Bob) Kolarik of Union Grove, Cynthia Bower of Racine, Timothy (Terry) Brown, and Marye Joe (David) Hansen of Yorkville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; two sisters, Honey Lou Miezckowski and Sandy (Dave) Dower; one brother, Robert (Pauline) Schoeffler; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends too numerous to count. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; a granddaughter, Julie Bower; and one brother, Fred Schoeffler.
A memorial service for Mrs. Brown will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Wilson Funeral Home at 6 p.m with Rev. Kevin Mieczkowski officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until service time.
In lieu of Flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.
The family would also like to give special thanks to nurse Mary Jensen and CNA Annie from Wheaton Franciscan Hospice.
Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361