Phyllis M. Kroes, age 86, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009, at Ridgewood Care Center. Phyllis was born in Milladore, WI, January 20, 1923, daughter of the late Matthew and Albina (Nee: Konope) Gotz.
On June 28, 1944, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church she was united in marriage to Henry Kroes. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. Phyllis enjoyed gardening and canning but above all she devoted her life to her family. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, Henry “Hank”; her son, Roger D. (Margaret) Kroes of TX; her four grandchildren, Calvin (Tammy) Kroes, Daniel (Katie) Kroes, Gregory (Beth) Kroes, Crystal Kroes; one great-grandson, Henry; sister and brother, Delores (Roy) Schultz of Milwaukee, Leonard (Clara) Gotz of Milladore, WI; brother-in-law, Newel Gonyo; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian Younger, Ann Gonyo, Alice Montie, Violet Bazen, Loretta Boettcher, Clara Bassuerner; and brothers, Sylvon and Al Younger.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., with Rev. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family for visitation on Friday, December 4, at the funeral home from 4 until 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:30 until time of Mass at the church. Memorials to the American Cancer Society has been suggested by the family.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888