Sunday, September 30, 2012

Julie Jean (Kremis) Covelli

Julie Jean Covelli, age 90, died on Sunday, September 30, 2012. She was the daughter of Victor and Amelia Kremis, born in Somers, Wisconsin. She was married to Joseph F. Covelli on February 24, 1945, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on June 12, 1964.

She is survived by three sons: Claude (JT) of Madison; Jim (Linda) of Racine; Bob (Lisa) of Racine; and one daughter, Jean (Dave) Lee of Gulf Breeze, Florida; nine grandchildren: Brian (Maddy); Jaime (Tate); Bridget (Tommy); Chad (Cari); Laura (Eric); Brandon; Logan; Krysta; Holly (Grant); ten great-grandchildren: Carter, Avery, Colten, Beckham, Bennett, Samuel, Rocco, Alessandro, Vincent and Layla. She is further survived by two sisters, Helen Dorf of Racine and Marion (Larry) Maurer of Kenosha; four sisters-in-law, Louise Loizzo of Kenosha; Theresa Waller of Kenosha; Ida (Lou) Cenni of Pleasant Prairie; Yola (Frank) DeLuca of Woodstock, IL. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Victoria Klapproth, and Gertrude Hapanowicz, both of Somers; and one brother, Joseph Kremis of Racine. Also, one half-sister, Theresa Totilas of Florida; and four half-brothers, Clem, Al, and Leo Sadowski, all from Kenosha, and Walter Sadowski of Sturtevant.

Julie was employed by L.L. Freeman Insurance (she sold her husband’s business to them), Racine Railroad Products and Western Publishing Company Inc., retiring in 1986. She enjoyed gardening, playing Scrabble, reading, playing word games on the computer, painting, classical music, and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Julie enjoyed playing softball in her earlier years and dartball in later years. Julie was a member of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church and recently of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, where she volunteered for many years. Julie will be best remembered for her deep love and devotion to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 12, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. Terrance J. Huebner officiating. Interment will follow at St. George Cemetery, Kenosha. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday, October 11, at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. The family suggests memorials can be made to St. Monica’s Senior Citizen Center or Hospice Alliance of Pleasant Prairie.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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