Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lillian E. (Straszkowski) Ratzburg

Lillian Elizabeth Ratzburg (nee: Straszkowski) found eternal rest on September 3, 2011, at the age of 88.

Born July 7, 1923, Lillian was the beloved mother of Janice (John) Topczewski, Joellen Krippendorf (fiancé Tim) and James. She was the proud grandmother of Joseph (Anna), Jeremy, Janell Topczewski, and Ryan and Kurt Krippendorf. Lillian is further survived by her sisters, Pearl Lake and Ruth Linneman; sister-in-law, Betty Straszkowski; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; parents, Joseph and Frances; sister, Jeanette Rygiel; and brother, Felix.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 10, at St. Mary by the Lake Catholic Church, 7605 Lakeshore Dr., Racine, WI 53404, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Jen, Amanda, and Gail for always being there. In addition, thank you to the staff at Hospice House for making mom's final days those of comfort.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Lillian’s name to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund.

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