Edith Veronica (nee, Stehlik) Altenbach, 91, passed away at Franciscan Villa in South Milwaukee on Tuesday, July 14, 2009.
Edith was born in Racine on August 16, 1917, to Joseph and Adelaide (nee: Peterka) Stehlik. She married Lawrence L. Altenbach on July 4, 1940, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on September 7, 1992. Edith was employed at Western Publishing for over 25 years, retiring in 1977. Edith and Lawrence spent 24 years wintering in Dade City, Florida. She was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed playing Sheepshead. Most importantly she enjoyed being with her family.
Edith is survived by her children, Pete (Susan) Altenbach, Kurt (Arllys) Altenbach, Edith (Lloyd) Larson and Laurel (Richard Stich) Nearing; grandchildren, Jeff (Crystal) Altenbach, Jenny (Mike) Maxwell, Joseph (Jenny) Altenbach, Carla (Jeff) Cobb, Heidi (Mark) Myszkewicz, Jodi (Ron Kies) Nearing, Jessie (Brian) Lois, Kristine (Steven) Schwaab, Glenn Larson, David Larson, Veronica (Todd) Maki and Heather Altenbach; great-grandchildren, Scott, Seth and Jacob Malloy, Cecilia and Madison Altenbach, Jamie, Brady and Taylor Maxwell, Luke and Logan Altenbach, Kayla and Matthew Cobb, Brandon and Andrew Lois, Katie and Abbey Schwaab, Anthony Altenbach, Dominic Gilboy, Ruben and Faith Leal, and Brittney and Corey Maki; brother, Charles Stehlik; sister, Dorothy Dolezal; and sister-in-law, Nancy Stehlik. Edith is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Stehlik.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Edith will be held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 11 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Edward Kersten, O.S.A. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or one’s favorite charity have been suggested.
Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Ave., Racine (262) 639-8000