Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mark A. Schowalter

Mark A. Schowalter, age 52, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at his residence.  Mark was born in Racine, November 12, 1959, son of Donald E. and Patricia A. (Nee:  Meyers) Schowalter.

Mark was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1977” and furthered his education at UW-Whitewater.   On April 8, 1997, in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, he was united in marriage to Julie L. Romprey.   Mark was last employed as an Equipment Operator at We Energies and previously by P.D.I. for many years.  He was also the owner of Strip Club Choppers of Wisconsin.  Mark was a member of the Local Union 420 International Brotherhood of Operating Engineers, German Club and the Moose Lodge.  An avid fisherman, hunter and golfer, Mark also enjoyed football in his earlier years.    Mark had a zest for life, camping with his friends and traveling, especially to his favorite spot, Jamaica.  He found tremendous relaxation with a quality cigar.  More than anything, he devoted, loved and cherished time with his family.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifteen years, Julie; his children, Justin David Schowalter, Hailey Allison Schowalter; his mother, Patricia Schowalter; sister, Susan (Robert) Sigrist; brother, Robert (Evonne) Schowalter; special friends, Dave (Connie) Grebetz; mother-in-law and father-in-law; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Schowalter; and his uncle, Daniel Schowalter.

A Memorial Service celebrating Mark’s life will be held Sunday, November 4, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m.  Memorials to the family for an education fund to be established in his children’s name have been suggested.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Luis Granados

Luis Granados, age 64, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan–All Saints Medical Center.  Luis was born in Mexico City on April 9, 1948, son of the late Jose and Ana (Nee:  Medina) Granados and became a United States citizen in February of 2008.  On October 19, 1985, he was united in marriage to Irene Cruz.

Luis was employed by Racine Steel Castings for thirty years.  Luis will be best remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who was devoted to his entire family. His sense of humor and ability to make everyone smile will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Irene; his seven children, Apolonio Cruz, Cynthia, Alexis, Dominique, Luis Jr., Jose and Julio Granados; eleven grandchildren, Taquesha, Caniyah, Luis, Sincere, Jimyah, Juelz, Major, Carmine, Mia, Princess, Dior; sisters and brothers, Juana, Josefina, Yolanda, Blanca, Leticia, Teresa, Eduardo, Hector; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Cesar.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1100 Erie St., with Rev. Antony Thomas officiating.  Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until time of Mass at 1 p.m.

A special thank you to entire staff at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

Jimmy D. Woodington

Jimmy D. Woodington, age 54, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at his residence.

Jimmy was born in Racine on September 14, 1958, the tenth of twelve children, son of the late Ralph and Esther (Nee: Werlein) Woodington. He was united in marriage to Elaine Miller who preceded him in death. Jimmy had been employed by R & B Grinding.

 Survivors include his five children, Jimmy Woodington Jr., Ralph (Sybil) Woodington, Stephanie Woodington, Bobby Woodington, Carrie Woodington (fiancé, Cameo McNeal); eight grandchildren, Ralph, Acharia, Amoré, Anais, Aviena, Christopher, Persus, Lorenzo; brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother.

Private services with interment were held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32.

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803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Helene A. Kirch

Prescott, AZ -- Helene A. Kirch, 85, passed away in Prescott, AZ, on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Helene was born in Racine on October 31, 1926, to Joseph and Caroline Stapones. She married Jerome J. Kirch on July 8, 1950, in Racine. Helene was a full-time employee at Turnstyle Department Store for many years until the store closed in 1979. Helene and Jerome retired to Prescott, AZ, in 1980.

Helene was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome, who passed away in 1996. Helene is survived by her sister, Anne Gavin of Racine; her sons and daughter, Ron (Debbie) Kirch of Lake Como, WI, Richard Kirch of Prescott Valley, AZ, and Sharon (George) Kadamian of Racine; grandchildren, Kaili, Heidi, Nathaniel, Lauren, Courtney, Christopher, Cameron and Croy; great-grandchildren Eli, Emma and Adler.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Saturday morning, November 17, 2012, starting at 9 a.m. A short funeral service will follow at 10:45 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine     (262) 634-7888

Monday, October 29, 2012

Earlene Mae (Baldwin) Naughton

Earlene Mae Naughton, age 78, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012, at Casa del Mare, Kenosha. Earlene was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 16, 1934, daughter of the late Earl and Margaret (Nee: Foster) Baldwin.

On August 3, 1953, she was united in marriage to James C. Naughton, who preceded her in death, April 12, 2004. An excellent cook and baker, Earlene also enjoyed swimming, bowling, stitchery and gardening. Most of all, she treasured time with her family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Daniel (Leeann) Naughton, Patrick (Denise) Stace-Naughton, Timothy (Kathy) Naughton, Michael (Lisa) Naughton and Kathleen (Bob) Bolanowski; grandchildren, Ryan, Henry, Kyle, Jessica, Mackenzie, Carter and Carleen; great-granddaughter, Shea; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Wozney; and brother, Dean Baldwin.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m.

A special thank you to the memory care staff at Casa Del Mare, Kenosha, and Compassionate Care Hospice for their loving support.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Martin F. Putz

Martin F. Putz, “Marty,” age 69, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Beloit, WI, on April 14, 1943, son of the late Martin and Margaret (Nee: Engber) Putz Sr.

 Marty graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1961” and then from Dominican College in 1967. In 1981 he received his master's degree in education from Central Michigan University. Marty was employed as a medical technologist at St. Luke’s Hospital for many years and served as educational coordinator for the medtech program, retiring from JV Laboratories.

Through the years Marty managed softball and volleyball teams and created many lifelong friendships. Marty enjoyed photography and loved all types of music. He followed local musicians and was a big supporter and promoter of live music. Following retirement, he enjoyed splitting his time between Racine and Vero Beach, FL. He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his sister, Christie Putz; cousins and many dear friends.

Per Marty’s wishes, private services were held. Memorials to St. Catherine’s High School have been suggested.

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Ronald 'Jake' J. Jacob

Surrounded by his loving family, Ronald “Jake” J. Jacob, age 82, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012, at his residence.  He was born in Racine, WI, on February 2, 1930, son of the late Francis S. and Gertrude E. (Nee:  Koloske) Jacob.

He proudly served as Sergeant in the United States Air Force.  Jake graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1957 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  On the following day, June 22, 1957, at the First Congregational Church in Kenosha, he was united in marriage to Marilyn “Mimi” J. Young who preceded him in death, January 9, 2005.  Jake was employed as an Electrical Engineer for many years at Delco Electronics.  He was a member of Christ Church-United Methodist.   He was an avid Wisconsin Badgers fan and enjoyed golfing and traveling, but most of all he cherished special memories with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his daughters, Pamela (Patrick) Conner, Julie Jacob, all of Racine; two grandchildren, Britt and Shane; sister-in-law, Helen Strangberg of Kenosha; nieces and nephews, Karen Strangberg (Dick Laba), Sue (Jack) Rose, Edward “Chip” Young, Steve (Deby) Young; other relatives and dear friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 3, 20012, at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Chaplain Ann Utke officiating.   Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time of service at 1:30 p.m.

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803 Main St., RACINE (262) 634-7888

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Edna M. (Landerman) Valukas

Edna M. Valukas, age 99, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012, at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center. Edna was born in Marinette, WI, on August 20, 2012, daughter of the late Victor and Catherine (Nee: Campbell) Landerman.

Throughout her career Edna was employed as a waitress, at Shepard Plating, Marinette General and at Western Publishing.

Survivors include her children, Dennis (Eileen) Valukas, Joanne (Doug) Lantz; son-in-law, Jerry Wainwright; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Jackie Valukas, Janice Moore and Joyce Wainwright; her son, Donald; brothers, Ellsworth and Edwin Landerman.

Private services were held with interment at Calvary Cemetery.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Frances E. (Pratt) Zimmermann

Frances E. Zimmermann, age 69, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Frances was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, on October 13, 1943, daughter of the late Sherrin and Doris (Nee: Jones) Pratt.

Frances received a degree in Medical Technology from Carroll College,  where she met the love of her life, Paul H. Zimmermann. They were united in marriage on July 31, 1965, in Union Grove. Paul preceded her in death on May 4, 2001. She was employed as a Medical Technologist at St. Mary’s Medical Center for thirty-seven years, until her retirement in 2005.

Frances was a longtime dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church in Racine where she served as Elder, member of Debra’s Circle, Handbell Choir, P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), and participated with many mission trips with the church to Peru and Costa Rica. She was also a member of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).

Frances was an avid quilter who belonged to the Rainbow Quilters and looked forward to Quilt Camp every year. She also enjoyed many other crafts including painting, sewing and cross stitching. She had a great love for the outdoors, especially gardening with her great friend and neighbor of thirty-five years, Alice. Following retirement she enjoyed her many travels around the world including trips to Spain, Hawaii, Ireland and New York. Frances was always proud to sport the green and gold, cheering on her favorite team, the Packers. Above all, she loved her time spent with her family and family vacations. Frances was loved dearly by her family and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her three children, Michael Zimmermann of Marion, IA, Mark (Cady) Zimmermann, Julie Ervin, all of Racine; eight grandchildren, Lauren Nicole, Hannah Mae, Judd William, Jake Paul, Sydney Jade, Shane Michael, Jaylen Nicole and Joseph Hugh; sister, Carol (Clark) Chase of Broken Arrow, OK; nephews, Craig (Mary) Chase, Christopher Chase, Curtis Chase; niece, Carrie Chase; other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., with Rev. Ben Johnston-Krase officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Thursday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials to the First Presbyterian Church have been suggested.

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Donald H. Tredwell

Donald H. Tredwell passed away at his home Saturday, October 27, 2012.  He was 83 years old.  He was born July 7, 1929, in Vancouver, BC; raised in Bronxville, NY, and lived in the New York suburbs including Darien, CT, before moving to Racine.

He graduated with a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, after which he served in the US Army during the Korean War.    He spent his career in advertising, marketing and brand management working in New York City for a number of companies, including McCann-Erickson, and Colgate-Palmolive before joining  SC Johnson & Son, Inc.  In 1981 he left the corporate world and he and two others started a venture-backed manufacturing company focused on selling medical products for diabetics.

Don had a zest for life that was contagious and a model for others.  He loved his sports and the outdoors, with a special love for tennis, squash, biking, hiking, skiing, canoeing and camping.  He also loved to travel and experience the world, oftentimes on a bike, in a canoe or train.  He was always curious, loved to learn, and shared a belief in life-long learning with his family.

Don was active in his communities and enjoyed giving back via his involvement with Rotary, The First Presbyterian Church, The Health Care Network, YMCA Camp Dudley, Darien, CT, Board of Education and various alumni organizations.

Don married Anne Graham Scott in 1955 and together raised three children, Jim, John and Susan.  The many adventures over the years with his family usually involved being active somewhere in the outdoors. A not uncommon occurrence would be a planned hike or activity meant to include all ages, which would inevitably turn a “nice” outing into an epic adventure and a great story.  His commitment to his family and his extended family will live on in the relationships that he helped form despite living far from all extended family.

Don and Anne were fortunate to spend the last 20 winters in Tucson, AZ, where the mountain views were breathtaking.

He is survived by his wife, Anne, and their energetic dog, Summer; sons, Jim  (Karen), in Pewaukee, WI,  and John (Susan) in Crystal Lake, IL; and daughter, Susan Kuruvilla (Greg) in San Diego, CA;  six grandchildren, Erika, Graham, Maggie, Christopher, Laura and Thomas; and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Morrison.

A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held Saturday, November 3, at the First Presbyterian Church on College Avenue, Racine, WI, at 11 a.m. with a reception immediately following.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church 716 College Ave., Racine, WI 53403 or The Health Care Network 904 State Street Racine, WI 53403

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ellen May (Epsillis) Iverson

Ellen May Iverson, age 95, of Racine passed away on October 26, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, and is survived by children, Sue Rasmussen, Dale O’Hara, and Marc Iverson; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Dancing was her passion, as an instructor, a professional adagio dancer and past co-president of Dudes & Dolls. She was a Member of Racine County Century Families, a past president of Racine Children’s Theatre, and a former member of the Racine Theatre Guild. She volunteered with St. Luke’s Auxiliary, and worked with the Garden Club at Ridgewood Healthcare.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Brad Van Fossen officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m.   Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Racine Historical Society.

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

James A. Freres

James A. Freres, age 91, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Wheaton-Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center.  James was born in Racine on January 14, 1921, son of the late Nicholas and Josephine (Nee:  Meier) Freres.

Jim was a proud graduate and senior class President of Wm Horlick High School "Class of 1939." During World War II Jim served in the United States Navy, stationed in the Pacific Theatre.  On April 22, 1944, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Racine he was united in marriage to Eileen M. Young.  She preceded him in death on July 2, 2012.  From this union they were blessed with eight children:  Patricia (Charles) Stinger of Madison, James (preceded him in death in April of 2000) and his wife, Joleen Freres of Austin, TX, Peggy (Charles) Granger of Elkhorn, John (Julie ) Freres, Janet (Steven) Ramig, Jean (John) Schoenwaelder, all of Racine, Nicholas (Barbara) Freres of Milwaukee, Stephen (Susan) Freres of Racine; 24 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, LaVerne (Thomas) LaFleur of Racine; sisters-in-law, Lois Young of Racine, Kottie Freres of Kenosha; Betty Freres of NH; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents, wife and son, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Donald; sisters, Marion Liegler, Dorothy Sorensen and AnnaMae McKee.

With his family, Jim owned and operated Sterling Tool Company for many years and was a member of the NTMA (National Tooling Machining Association).  He was a longtime and active member of St. Rita Catholic Church and an affiliate member of the Augustinian Order. He served as a marriage enrichment counselor, Eucharistic minister, jail minister and taught RCIC classes. Previously, Jim and his wife were active, dedicated members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and were instrumental in the building of the church.  He was also a member of the Serra Club, and a charter member of the Fifth Street Yacht Club.  In his spare time Jim enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, fishing, gardening, and his many delightful travels with his wife, Eileen.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., with Rev. Kevin Mullins OSA officiating.  Entombment with Full Military Honors will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Monday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.  Memorials to St. Rita Church Capital Fund, Respect Life Program, or to Hospice Alliance have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to the entire staff at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cary Lynn Robuck

Cary Lynn Robuck, age 35, was taken from us on Sunday, October 21, 2012, in Brookfield, WI. Cary was born in Racine, September 17, 1977, daughter of Timothy R. Robuck and Debra L. (Nee: Hansen) Robuck.

Cary was a graduate of Washington Park High School. She was currently employed at Azana Salon and Spa, Foot and Ankle Specialist of Racine, and previously was employed at Wingspread Foundation and New Image Total Body Spa. Cary attended Grace Church. She will be fondly remembered for her baking treats, including cupcakes, cookies and her special peanut butter bars. Cary was a caretaker who always cared for others more than herself. Most importantly, Cary lived every moment for her daughter, Mariah. She will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her beloved grandmother and best friend, Betty Hansen. Survivors include her loving daughter, Mariah Elizabeth Sturm; her parents, Debra Robuck (Tom Schonter), Timothy Robuck; her brother, Scott Robuck;  her step-sister, Haley Schonter; grandparents, James Hansen, Mable Robuck; great-grandmother, Gladys Hart; loving companion, Shawn Scheffler and Kira; aunts, uncles, cousins, many dear friends; and her beloved boxer, Addison.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Grace Church, 3626 State Road 31, with Rev. Joel Lindsay officiating. Private interment will be held at a Union Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 3 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Memorials to the family for Mariah’s education have been suggested.

A very special thank you to our community for all your support.

“ONE BIG CITY, ONE BIG FAMILY”

“Lift us up, Cary us through”


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803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Patricia M. (Terry) Durgin

Patricia M. Durgin, age 49, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Lakeview Specialty Hospital, Waterford.  Patricia was born in New York on December 3, 1962, daughter of Clarence and Martha (Nee:  Urban) Terry.

On April 25, 1991, in Reno, NV she was united in marriage to Dennis M. Durgin.  She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Her passion was singing.  She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of twenty-one years, Dennis; mother, Martha Terry; sisters, Edith Potter, Linda Krandel; other relatives and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, 1444 30th Ave, Kenosha. Private interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Racine

A very special thank you to the entire staff at Washington Manor for their loving and compassionate care given to Patricia during her stay.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kenneth 'Kenny' J. Zaehler

Kenneth “Kenny” J. Zaehler, age 63, died Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Kenosha Estates Living Care Center, due to Cruetzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD).  Kenneth was born in Racine, September 2, 1949, son of William and Constance (Nee:  Thompson) Zaehler Jr.

Kenneth was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1967.”  He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.  He was scheduled to leave for Vietnam, when he lost his leg in a freak accident on the boat dock.   Kenny worked as a taxi driver supervisor, installed security alarms, and was a personal driver for Sam Johnson before working at the U.S. Postal Service in Racine as a clerk from 1978 till retirement in 2003.  He met his future wife, Lynette M. Wensing, at the post office and on September 5, 1995, they were united in marriage.  Kenny loved to read, write books, travel, play computer games, and a good poker game.  He especially loved playing schafskopf every week with his card club buddies.  Kenny had a great sense of humor.  He would tell stories that you would think to be true until he delivered the punch line at the end.  He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of seventeen years, Lyn; son (step), Dan Wensing (Matthew Cole); mother, Connie Anderson; sister, Cindy Bushey; brother, Steve (Renae) Zaehler; mother-in-law, Marianne LaFournier; brothers-in-law, Jim LaFournier, Les Jensen; Aunt Beverly Thompson; his little dog, Zoe; several nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, William Zaehler Jr.; sister, Cheryl Jensen; stepfather, Ralph Anderson; and brother-in-law, Duff Bushey.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment with full military honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Kenny’s name can be made to:  CJD Foundation, P.O. Box 5312, Akron, OH 44334 or to Orphaned Kanines, 1922 Kremer Ave, Racine, WI  53402.

A thank you to the nurses, aides and staff at Kenosha Estates and a big hug to Kenny’s Angel, Kim.  Thank you to Season’s Hospice, especially, Jenny.  Thank you to Dr. Paul Durbin and his staff for all the help along the way.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

Martin 'Marty' M. Davis

Martin “Marty” M. Davis, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Marty was born in Racine, November 19, 1957, son of Norman and Bernice (Nee: Grellinger) Davis

Marty was a graduate of J.I. Case High School “Class of 1975.” On February 25, 1984, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Tina M. Rigden. He and his wife owned and operated Davis Equipment Services. Racing was his passion and Marty was a member and past champion of BMARA (Badger Midget Auto Racing Association), and UMARA (United Midget Auto Racing Association). He also belonged to the USAC Racing Association and Dairyland Racing Association. Marty was a competitive runner for the past three years. More than anything Marty cherished time with his family, especially his grandson, Parker. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Tina; his mother, Bernice Davis; his children, Jessica Davis (John Haworth), Lil Marty (Kristin) Davis; his grandson, Parker; brothers and sisters, John (Lee) Davis, Helen (John) Therkelsen, Jacqueline Boudreau, Michelle (Jeff) Porter; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Barbara Rigden; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ralph (Ann) Rigden, Ronald (Sonya) Rigden, Amy Rigden; his furry creatures, Lola, LeeLee, Boston and Miss Piggy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Davis; and sister-in-law, Beverly Herndon.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Terry McGugan officiating. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from  noon until time of service at 2 p.m. Memorials to the family for a scholarship fund to be established for his grandson, Parker’s, education have been suggested.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Friday, October 19, 2012

John C. Ostrowski

John C. Ostrowski, age 87, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Becker-Shoop Center. John was born in Milwaukee, March 23, 1925, son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Nee: Lauer) Ostrowski.

John attended William Horlick High School. During World War II, at the age of 17, John enlisted in the United States Army. He served with the 136th Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion stationed in Germany. Returning from the war John began employment with, and retired from, Webster Electric after many years of employment.

He was united in marriage to LaVerne D. Luckfield. They divorced in 1969. To this marriage three daughters were born: Peggy (Dennis) Makovsky, Janet (David) Denny, Marcia (Hal) Ostrowski-Voepel. John is also survived by four grandchildren: Joshua Makovsky, Carrie Ann (Andy) Desnoyers, Dustin and Noah Denny; a great-grandson on the way; half-sister, Barbara Emmel; nieces, nephews and special friend, Emily. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, David; sister, Marjorie (Vern) Tietz; and longtime companion, Janice Highman.

John was actively involved with the Alano Club, where he served as President, Treasurer and on the Board of Directors. Most importantly, he ministered to others during his long association with AA. His pastimes also included bowling and playing schafskopf. He will be dearly missed.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Chaplain Terry Peterson officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.    In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alano Club (Racine) have been suggested.

A very special thank you to the entire staff at the St. Monica’s, Becker-Shoop Center, and Hospice Alliance for their loving and compassionate care.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Linda L. (Jensen) Bouwens

Linda L. Bouwens, age 62, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at New Beginnings Assisted Living Home.  Linda was born in Elkhorn, WI, October 25, 1949. On November 26, 1988, at the First Baptist Church, she was united in marriage to Jerry D. Bouwens.

Linda was a member of the First Baptist Church, Eagles Auxiliary # 281 and  also the Mel Tillis Fan Club.  Linda will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of twenty-three years, Jerry; brother, Charles Daugherty of Milwaukee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Suzanne) Bouwens, Gloria Sikes, Rocky (JoAnn) Rockwell, all of Racine, Jay Rockwell of Austin, TX; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.   She was preceded in death by her beloved adoptive  parents, Clarence E. and Muriel B. (Nee:Larsen) Jensen; by her sister, Janice M. Jensen; mother-in-law, Dorothy Rockwell; father-in-law, Clyde Bouwens; and brothers-in-law, Charles Bouwens, James E. Sikes; and sister-in-law, Nancy Rockwell.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 3117 Lathrop Ave., with Rev. Holly Anderle officiating.  Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Saturday at 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Memorials to the First Baptist Church or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to her caregivers at New Beginnings and Hospice Advantage for their loving and compassionate care.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

Michael Otis Tohm

Michael Otis Tohm, age 68, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at the Elizabeth Residence.  Michael was born in New London, WI, on April 19, 1944, son of the late Clarence R. Tohm and Alice M. (Nee:  Combs) Tohm Coates.

He graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1962.”  Mike attended Milwaukee Technical School in a two-year printing course.  Mike and Sharon met in 1957 and were united in marriage on February 20, 1965.  He began his work career at Woolworth Central Office in their printing department, later at Racine Hydraulics operating their printing department, and then was offered work with his father-in-law at his company, Morris Letter and Litho Service Inc.  In 1985 Mike and his wife, Sharon, purchased Morris Letter and became partners in more ways than one.  In 2004 due to health, the company was closed.  Mike enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, boating, photography and chatting with the boys at Fifth Street Yacht Club.  He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church for forty-seven years, Fifth Street Yacht Club, past member of Salmon Unlimited, Advertising Club of Racine, Downtown Business Men’s Association, and Indian Princesses.  Mike and Sharon worked together, played together, and occasionally fought together, but they shared a very deep loving relationship.

Survivors include his loving wife of forty-seven years, Sharon; his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Pearle (Kenneth Henry) Brueggeman of Madison, WI; sister, Sue Ann (Nee: Tohm) Bohlander of Holland, MI; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie Jean (Nee: Bislew) (Ted) Moore; nieces and nephews, Randal (Katie) Romnek, Robert (Janell) Romnek, Christopher Romnek, Sarah (Geoff) White, Christian Isely; step-niece, Patty (Tom) Nikolai; step-nephew, Bob (Sandy) Moore; many great-nephews and nieces; godchildren, Doris Wedige, Sarah White, and Jennifer Roberts; other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pearle and Fred Bislew.

 A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012, at noon at the 5th Street Yacht Club with Rev. Randall Poppe officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the 5th Street Yacht Club from 11 a.m. until time of service at noon.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Grace Lutheran Church, Hospice Alliance, or Make-A-Wish Foundation have been suggested.

 A special thank you to Hospice Alliance, Home Linc BilleePlatt, Elizabeth residents and Racine Fire Department for all their help and kindness provided to Mike.

Your Smile

Though your smile
Is gone forever,
and your hand I
cannot touch, I still have
many memories of the
one I loved so much.
Your memory is my
keepsake, with which I’ll never part,
God has you in His keeping, I have
you in my heart.
Sadly missed, but never
Forgotten.

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803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gloria Evon 'Vonnie' (Biller) Bates

Gloria Evon (Vonnie) Bates was born in Draper, Wisconsin, on August 31, 1928. She died on October 16, 2012, in Racine, WI at her daughter's home.

Vonnie was a model mother, homemaker and an excellent cook. Like many of her contemporaries, she was a smart and successful businesswoman, too, working side by side with her husband in their many ventures. She loved flowers, nature and gardening, baking, and especially her family. She was an impeccable housekeeper. She loved to read, write poetry and sing. She believed in always doing her best. Wherever she lived, she created a wonderful home for her family. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Vonnie had an unwavering faith in God.

Vonnie was predeceased by her husband of 33 years, William Bates. She was also predeceased by her parents, Richard and Alma Biller; sisters, Ellie Cooper, Lorraine Shydlowski, Marion Johns, Lucille Murphey; and brother, Jerry Biller.

She is survived by her sisters Virginia Langille, Dixie Walters, Pat McDowell and husband Mac; her brothers, Bob Biller and wife, Sharron; Ken Biller and wife, Patti; and brother-in-law, Bud Cooper; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Vonnie is also survived by her son, John Strom and wife. Marcy; daughter, Valerie Coffman and husband,  Mike; daughter, Debbie Carlsen and husband, Russ; granddaughter, Kate Robertson and husband, Ian; and great-granddaughter, Lily.

The family will receive friends and family on Thursday , October 25, at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Draper, WI, with a funeral service to follow at 11. Internment will be in the Draper Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers include Bud Cooper, Mac McDowell, Russ Carlsen, Mike Coffman, Ian Robertson, Kevin Walters, Joe Loch and Rick Johns.

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

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803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

Ryan Todd Olson

San Diego, CA -- Ryan Todd Olson, age 31, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012, in San Diego, California, while on one of his many adventures. Ryan was born in Racine on June 18, 1981, son of Todd D. Olson and Heidi M. (Nee:  Joswig) Olson.

Ryan graduated from Case High School in Racine, earned a Pharmacy Tech certificate, and was currently pursuing a degree in science and pharmaceuticals at ASU, while running his lucrative eBay business.

Ryan was passionate about his involvement with the AA community, leading meetings in prisons, churches, schools and homes. He was motivated by the desire to encourage others who struggled with addiction and helped many get “back on their feet.”

One of Ryan’s favorite places was Racine's North Beach. He loved being on Lake Michigan, whether it was during his lifeguarding years or boating with his family. He spent many summers vacationing at the family cabin in Manitowish Waters. Ryan was a very unique and creative individual, loved collecting Nike Air Jordans, artsy T-shirts, and Ray-Ban Sunglasses. He was an avid Packer and Bucks fan.  He was admired for his passion for music, as his playlists were always sought after by family and friends.

Ryan would light up a room with his infectious smile and big blue eyes, have everyone laughing with his witty down-to-earth humor (even when not appropriate) which always came so naturally. There was never a dull moment when Ryan was present. He had a passion for learning and was drawn to adventure.

Survivors include his loving parents, Todd and Heidi; his adored sisters, Jennifer (Dave) Swinehart of Hong Kong, Cali (Dave) Mowad of Gilbert, AZ; grandparents, David and Jacque Olson, Erna Joswig, all of Racine; Aunts and Uncles, Tamryn (Keith) Anderson of Minneapolis, MN, Tracy (Steve) Kon of New Berlin, WI, “Coolest Uncle” Randy (Tina) Joswig of Oregon, WI, Aunt Jeanie Olson of Oregon, WI; niece and nephew Jackson and Bella Mowad; awesome and adored uncle to Kai Mowad; cousins, Jeremy and Hannah Joswig, Brett Anderson, Sophie and David Kon, Emily and Nick Zurawski., Kaitlyn, Megan, and Allison Zurawski, April Venne, Lane Olson, Miles, Tyler, Josh Farnsworth, Tony Ingle; treasured friends, Tyler M. Kees of Gilbert, AZ, Tyler Strong of AZ, Cody Anderson of Racine; very special soul sister Taylor Miller of Chicago; and blessed by a special kinship with Jill Miller;  and all those friends too numerous to list – you know who you are.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Guenter Joswig; great-grandparents, Grace Mackey, Richard and Nellie Olson.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 26, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home given by Uncle Randy.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m.  Memorials to Transitional Living Service, 3710 Douglas, Avenue, Racine, WI 53402 or Racine County Food Bank, 2000 DeKoven Avenue #2, Racine, WI 53403 are suggested to further Ryan’s spirit of helping others.

The family would like to thank all those who held Ryan up in prayer…
They have been heard and answered.

“We know your soul has finally found the peace and comfort you have been so desperately seeking”

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803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

Esther A. Petersen

Esther A. Petersen, age 90, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Oak Ridge Care Center, Union Grove.  Esther was born in Racine on July 3, 1922, daughter of the late Ole H. and Ida F. (Nee: Therkelsen) Petersen.

Esther was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1940.”  She was employed for many years at J.I. Case Company until her retirement in 1984, and was a member of their “20 Year Club.” In her youth, Esther played baseball for a semi-pro team. In her retirement, Esther enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, reading, shopping, dining out, spending time at her cottage then camper in Lac du Flambeau, making fishing lures, and watching her favorite channel, CNN, to keep up with the times for her use in lively conversation.  Esther most loved living in her home on Lake Michigan with her best friends “Fritz” & “Dolly”.  Esther was a generous, strong, independent, intelligent and witty woman who will be dearly missed.

Esther is survived by her sister, Laura (Felix) Batwinski of Arbor Vitae; her loving nieces and nephews, Terri (Charles) Waschbisch of Racine, Sandra Petersen (Charles Techert) of Racine, Mark (Karrie) Petersen of Union Grove, Robert Batwinski of Arbor Vitae, Ted (Darlene) Batwinski of Kenosha, James (Shirley) Petersen of Lakewood, Charles (Cheri) Petersen of Racine and Debra (Gene) Horvath of Stoughton; and many grand-nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman (Carol) Petersen and Walter (Arlene) Petersen; nephew, Timothy J. Petersen; and her beloved and dearest friend, Evelyn Gebhard.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Monday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.  Memorials to the Countryside Humane Society, American Cancer Society or to the Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints “Mary Alice Peterson Nursing Scholarship Fund” have been suggested.

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803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

Ryan J. Miller

Ryan J. Miller, age 26, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.  Ryan was born in Racine, July 6, 1986, son of James P. and Debra A. (Nee: Manbeck) Miller.

Survivors include his son, Hayden Hoffman Miller; his parents, Jim (Debby) Miller; brother, Nick (Elizabeth) Miller; sister, Keri (fiancé, Sal Pappalardo) Miller; nieces and nephews, Kayla, Brianna, Chloe, Nicholas Jr. and Vincent; his grandmother, Betty Miller; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 22, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Monday from 4:30 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m.  Memorials to the family have been suggested.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

Priscilla D. (Eland) McFarland

Surrounded by her loving family, Priscilla D. McFarland, age 85, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Priscilla was born in Racine on February 10, 1927, daughter of the late Abraham and Alice (Nee: May) Eland and was a lifelong resident of Racine.

Priscilla was a graduate of Washington Park High School. On July 19, 1952, at the Racine Christ Church she was united in marriage to Robert G. McFarland, who preceded her in death, March 19, 1998. Priscilla was employed by Siena Center for many years and in her earlier years at Oster and Hamilton Beach. A huge Brewer and baseball fan, Priscilla also adored her dog, Dutchess. More than anything, she treasured time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, David R. McFarland, Patrick A. (Linda) McFarland, Kathy (Phillip) Kucera, Robert D. McFarland, Scott (Colleen) McFarland; her six grandchildren, Sara and Kelly Bethke, Jacob, Zachary, Madelynn, and Emma McFarland; sister, Shirley Elliker; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ira Eland.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Swanson officiating. Interment will be held at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

A very special thank you to the entire staff at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints and Dr. Michael Mullane and staff for their loving and compassionate care.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine            (262) 634-7888

Frank E. Norton Sr.

Frank E. Norton Sr., age 59, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at his residence.  Frank was born in Erie, PA, on October 8, 1953, son of the late Isaac F. and Evelyn L. (Nee:  Ross) Norton.  

Frank served in the United States Marine Corps.  He was an avid pool player who enjoyed music and playing his guitar.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his children, Mindy Norton and her children, Austin and Bryttney; Frank E. Norton Jr. and his children, Michael, Makaila and Bailey; his life partner, Kimmie Vorlob; brothers, David Norton, Jonathan Norton; other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Nevaeh; and brother, Sam.

Per Frank’s wishes, private services were held.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Edward L. Russo

Edward Leon Russo, age 88, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI.  He was born in Chicago on November 19, 1923, son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Nee: Russell) Russo.

In his early years Ed had been an Indy Race Car driver.  He was most proud of having served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  He was a longtime resident of McMynn Tower in Racine, moving to the Wisconsin Veterans Home in 2005 due to health conditions.

Surviving are his caregivers, Trudy George, Bruce George and Sandy Tillemann.

Per Ed’s wishes private services with full military honors were held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Beverly 'BeB' D. (Snow) Zagar

Beverly “BeB” D. Zagar (nee Snow) passed away at WFH-All Saints on Sunday, October 14, 2012, after a very long, courageous battle with cancer.  Bev was born October 5, 1932, in a small town called Milton Freewater, Oregon, a place she always called “Gods’ Country.”  On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1957, in Fairfield, California, she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” W. Zagar.

Bev was a true country girl who was passionate about reading, knitting, crocheting, cooking, gardening, horses, traveling, country music and the Green Bay Packers.  More than anything, she loved spending time with her children and family, but mostly her two grandchildren, Brandon and Samantha Benko.  They were her pride and joy and her greatest gift.   In her last days she wanted them to know that she loves them very much, she and Papa are so proud of them, to stay strong, and keep their Faith.

She is survived by her children, Michael Zagar, Robin Zagar, Teri (Bill) Benko, and Patrick Zagar, all of Racine; her two grandchildren Brandon and Samantha Benko; brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws, Suzanne (Gene) Schatzman, of Racine, James (Judith) Zagar of Almagordo, New Mexico, Sherry Gottfredsen of Racine, Gary (Donna) Zagar of Colorado Springs, CO; Fred White of Hatfield, WI, all her nieces, nephews, family and dearest friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dick Zagar; her Father, Guy Bickner Snow "Bick"; Father-in-law & Mother-in-law Anthony and Elenore Zagar; her Aunt, Ladonna (Doni) Hauck; brother-in-law, Robert (Bob) Gottfredsen, Jr.; sister-in-law, Sandra White; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Theodore and Barbara Zagar.

Bev will be dearly missed.

A private gathering will be held for family and friends.

Bev’s family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Paul Durbin for his many, many years of compassionate care he gave our Mom as well as Dr. Michael Ansani, Dr. Richard Odders, Dr. James Taylor, Dr. Laura Ulmer, the nursing staff on CVI 2 and the entire WFH-All Saints cancer center staff.

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803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bobbie Smith Garth

Bobbie Smith Garth, age 69, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012, at her home.  She was born to the late Ollie and Lucinda (Nee:  Hughes) Ezell on November 29, 1942, in Okalona, Mississippi.

Bobbie was united in marriage to Norman Smith Sr. and to this union two children were born.   Later she married Joe Simpson Garth, who preceded her in death.  Bobbie leaves to cherish her memories her children, Norman Smith Jr. of Racine, Pamela Smith Simmons of Racine; her two grandchildren whom she loved more than life itself, “Hey boy” Kortland Wayne Simmons of Norfolk, VA USA Navy, “Jack Rabbit” Kohle Wesley Simmons of Oshkosh, WI; sisters, Madie B. Riley of Racine, Adelia Hodges, Mable James, Ruth Ezell, Nellie Ann Ezell, Hazel (Tommy) Ivy, Celia (Bishop Willie) Ware, all of Okalona, MS; brothers, Curtis Ezell, Willie (Ginger) Ezell, John Lee (Pearl) Ezell, all of Okalona, MS, Romer Mullens of Racine; special children, Timothy Smith of Chicago, IL, Terrance Smith of Jackson, MS, Shed James of Indianapolis, IN, Robert Gooden (Flash) of TN; special niece, Pee Pie Emma Jane Reader; great-niece, Walinda Riley.  Bobbie has a heap of sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, who also cherish her memories; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.  In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her sister, Violet Lee Hughes; and brothers, Ollie Ezell Jr., Andrew Lee Mullens and Robert Dale Ezell (Teelee).

Funeral services will be held at the Searching Together Missionary Baptist Church, 825 21st St., on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Elliott Cohen officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service at 9:30 a.m.

A very special thank you to Tommy and Bob Moore, Griffin family, James family, Perry family, Nunns family and Minnie Dean Jones-Gordon for their loving and compassionate care.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lois R. (Schoeppe) Prott

Lois R. Prott, age 87, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012, at Maryhill Manor, Niagara, WI. Lois was born in Racine, February 18, 1925, daughter of the late Harold and Freida (Nee: Kortemeier) Schoeppe.

Lois was a graduate of William Horlick High School. On January 20, 1945, she was united in marriage to Clarence L. Prott, who preceded her in death on September 13, 1993. She was an active member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church and enjoyed teaching Sunday school for many years. Above all, she cherished and loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Alan (Darlene) Prott of Presque Isle, WI, Danny (Kathy) Prott of Raymond, WI, Susan Piasini (Fiancée, Kenny Roell) of Channing, MI, Sharon Todorovic (Mike) of NC, Sandy Langenfeld (Andy) of Racine; daughter-in-law, Sharron Marcado of Racine; 30 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Sparapani of Crystal Falls, MI; sister-in-law, Ruth Schoeppe of Racine; nieces, nephews; close family friend, Nancy Reese; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry; grandson, Joey Prott; brothers, Roy (Millie), David Schoeppe; and brother-in-law, Jerry Sparapani.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 212 11th St., with Rev. John Fleming officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.    Memorials to the Evangelical United Methodist Church Building Fund have been suggested.

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803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

Walter H. Brunsman

Longtime Racine resident Walter H. Brunsman, 84, died Friday, Oct. 12, at Azura Memory Care in Kenosha.

Walter, known by family members and friends as “Toots,” was born April 1, 1928, in Berlin, WI, to the late Walter J. and Lillian (Nee:  Hauser) Brunsman.

He attended Berlin High School, where he played baseball, basketball and was co-captain of the football team, as well as an honor student. After graduation, he served from 1945-47 in the U.S. Occupation Army in Japan.

In May 1952 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he played center on the football team. But more importantly, he met Rose Ann Kearns, his future wife. They were married Aug. 27, 1955.

Later, he earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He taught math for 36 years, including 28 years at Jerstad-Agerholm Junior High. During summers, he worked for the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation. In addition to being Phi Delta Kappa, he was a longtime member of St. Rita Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and the Racine YMCA. He earned the Meritorious Service Award for 28 years of service from the Racine Unified School District.

After retirement, he worked part time as a dispatcher for Schneider Trucking in Sturtevant and for many years delivered Meals on Wheels lunches to shut-ins.

Walter was passionate about St. Louis Cardinals baseball and held Packers season tickets. He spent years caring for the family cabin on Bughs Lake near Wautoma.

Walter is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose Ann; and by three children, Steven (Christine) Brunsman of Houston, Paula (Bill) Buchanan of Bend, OR, and Michael Brunsman of Racine; and six grandchildren, John and Michael McWilliams, Sarah, Keely and Grant Buchanan, and Ryan Gardner. He is also survived by numerous sisters-in-law and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews, other relatives, friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Loren and Robert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, October 18, 2012, at noon at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., with Rev. Kevin Mullins O.S.A. officiating.  Entombment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at noon.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Walter’s memory should be made to St. Rita Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

Thursday, October 11, 2012

James J. Held


James J. Held, age 75, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012.

 He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathleen.

As per Jim’s wishes, private services were held.

 MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St. Racine  (262) 634-7888

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MaryAnn (Sides) Ashley

MaryAnn Ashley, age 74, passed away after a long battle with cancer on October 10, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.  MaryAnn was born in Richmond, VA, on February 23, 1938, daughter of the late Leon D. and Ruby L.  (Nee:  Peacock) Sides.

MaryAnn was employed as a paralegal at Outboard Marine Corp. for seventeen years until her retirement in 2000.  MaryAnn enjoyed reading, knitting and sewing, watching the Packers and Bears, and spending time at the beach. She cherished and loved caring for her family, especially her grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Gwendolyn (Don) Wilson of Lenexa, KS, Suzanne (Phill) Kroes of Racine; her five grandchildren, Jacob Wilson, Natalie Wilson, Peter Kroes, Haley Kroes and Donna Suzanne Wilson; sister, Jacquelyn Poteat of Salisbury, NC; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 2 p.m. at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home in Racine.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

An additional Memorial Service will be held in Kansas on Saturday, November 3, at 9:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Parish in Shawnee.

Memorials to Elizabeth Residence 5737 Erie St., Racine, WI  53402 or Hospice House have been suggested.

The family would like to thank the staff at Elizabeth Residence and the Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd.,  Kansas City, MO  64135, for their kind and compassionate care of MaryAnn during her illness.

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803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Henry Kroes Jr.

Henry Kroes Jr., age 95, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at Ridgewood Care Center. Henry was born October 26, 1916. Henry is the son of the late Henry and Everdina (Clausen) Kroes. He served in the Army in World War II and, on June 28, 1944, he was married to Phyllis Gotz who preceded him in death, three years ago.

Henry was a member of St Edwards Church for the past 49 years. He enjoyed fishing and gardening but above all was devoted to his family and helping others. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Roger (Margaret) Kroes of Texas; his four grandchildren, Calvin Kroes of Oklahoma, Daniel (Katie) Kroes of Louisiana, Greg (Beth) Kroes of Missouri, Crystal Kroes of Texas; two great-grandsons, Henry and Owen; sisters, Georgia Rapaelian, Nettie Doyle; brother, Ted Kroes; sister-in-law, Lillian Kroes; other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Phyllis, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Minnie Orth, Dorothy Johnson, Sister Corona, Mary Beres; brothers, John Kroes, Bill Kroes and George Kroes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 15, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St Edwards Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., with the Rev. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 10 a.m. Memorials to the Racine County Zoo have been suggested by the family.

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803 Main St. Racine         (262) 634-7888

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pearl H. (Kleist) Dunn

Pearl H. Dunn, age 84, passed away Monday October 8, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center.  Pearl was born in Milwaukee on December 21, 1927, daughter of the late Emil and Louise (nee: Hoernke) Kleist.

On March 29, 1946, in Milwaukee, she was united in marriage to James Allen Dunn, who preceded her in death January 19, 1998.  In her younger years Pearl was employed with Bell Telephone and was an onsite meal coordinator and manager with Lincoln Lutheran.  She was a charter member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church.  Pearl was an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts, served on their Board of Directors and as director of the Trefoil Camp, and with St. Mary’s Medical Center and Auxiliary. Above all, she loved caring for and spending time with her family.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Ralph (Diane) Dunn of Caledonia, Karen Dunn of Racine, Carol (Daniel) Nelson of Waukesha, James Dunn of Door County; grandchildren, Christopher Dunn, Mandy (Cale) Anderson, Stefanie (Thomas) Haley, Daniel (Karolyn) Nelson, Rhonda (Andrew) Chastain and Matthew Geschke; great-grandchildren, James and Michaela Dunn, Brandon and Kaylee Laschiava, Leah Chastain and Aiden Dunn:  sister, Ruth Lehman of CA;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Carol Dunn;  her brother, Louis Burkhart

Funeral services will be held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1015 4 Mile Rd., on Thursday October 11, 2012, at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Michael Mueller officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

Michael A. Phillips


In loving memory of Michael A. Phillips, age 57, who passed away Monday, October 8, 2012, at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Please see our website for a full notice.

 MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bernice (Goodman) Kofsky

Milwaukee -- Bernice Kofsky, age 95, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012.  She was born in Chicago, IL, on April 3, 1917, daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie Goodman.

On June 18, 1938, in Chicago, she was united in marriage to Aleck Kofsky, who preceded her in death August 17, 2001.  Together they owned and operated Supreme Bedding Furniture Store until 1980.  Bernice was a member of Beth Israel Sinai Congregation, a former lifetime member of Hadassah, a member of  Temple Shalom in Fox Point and an advocate duplicate bridge player.

Surviving are a son, Michael (Bonnie) Kofsky of Mequon, WI;  a daughter, Roberta (Dale) Jacobs of Las Vegas, NV;  four grandchildren,  Dana (Steve) Emold of Milwaukee, WI,  David (Susan) Kofsky of Raleigh, NC,  Julie (Gary) Jaskolski of Phoenix, AZ,  Sarah (Russell) Jones of London, England;  five great-grandchildren,  Samantha and Max Jaskolski,  Jonathan Jones, Jake and Benny Emold;   sisters-in-law, Jennie (Edward) Agolini of Virginia Beach, VA;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harry Goodman.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery with Rabbi Ronald Shapiro officiating.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Milwaukee Jewish Home for their loving and compassionate care.                                          

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

Friday, October 5, 2012

William 'Bill' T. George

William T. George, “Bill,” age 62, passed away Friday, October 5, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan - All Saints Medical Center. William was born in Racine on November 28, 1949, son of the late Peter M. and Margaret M. (Nee: Beres) George and was a lifelong resident of Racine.

Bill attended St. Joseph Grade School and was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1968.” Furthering his education, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Parkside and Master's degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

On October 30, 1971, at St. Joseph Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Terry L. Scott. Bill was employed by J.I. Case Company CNH for thirty-seven years. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, J.I. Case “20 Year Club,” and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Bill’s passion was golfing, vacationing with his family, and his career at CNH. He also enjoyed home design and improvements, gardening, and world travel -- especially to Germany and Japan. Most of all, he cherished and devoted his life to his family. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of forty-one years, Terry; his three daughters, Laura (Jason) Monosa, Caroline (Andrew) Beere, Michelle (Aaron) Rogers; his grandchildren, Tyler, Alexis and Emily Monosa, Benjamin, Rebekah and Samuel Beere, Kailee George, Maximilian and Alexander Rogers; brothers and sisters, James (Nancy) George, Mary (Thomas) Simonsen, Timothy (Kathy) George, Dorothy Lingard, Susan (Rick) Gehrig, Charles (Cindy) George; brothers-in-law, Alan (Virginia) Scott, Robert (Sheila) Scott, Ken Scott; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. Terrance J. Huebner officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Memorials to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane and staff, the nursing staff on 3D and all the staff who cared for Bill during his stay at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints for their loving and compassionate care.

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Katie R. (Wilson) Van Schyndel

Katie Rachel Van Schyndel, age 26, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 4, 2012, at her residence.  She was born in Menomonee Falls, WI, on August 30, 1986, daughter of Ronald and  Jacqueline (Nee: Tousey) Wilson.

Katie grew up in Kewaskum.  She enjoyed traveling and enjoyed a year of missionary work with Operation Mobilization Luke in England.  On May 2, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant she was united in marriage to Christian G. Van Schyndel.  Katie was a devoted wife and  mother, and a beloved daughter and sister.  She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her husband, Christian; sons, Christian Alexander and Micah Paul; her parents, Ronald and Jacqueline Wilson of Kewaskum; her brother, Paul  Wilson; grandparents, Barbara Tousey, Joseph and Gloria  Wilson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Christian “Mark” and Janet Van Schyndel of Mt. Pleasant; brother-in-law, Brian (Michelle) Van Schyndel; aunts and uncles, Ann and Craig Walters, Kelly and Steve Baetz, Amy and Brian Hubbard, Mike and Tracy Wilson, Rick and Kelly Wilson, Paula Trobridge; a niece, two nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.  Katie was preceded in death by grandfather, Leo Tousey;  uncles, Michael Tousey and Craig Trobridge; and a cousin, Maggie Hubbard.

Funeral services will be held at Grace Church, 3626 Hwy 31, on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Reverend Mark Trinkl officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Memorials to the family for her boys' education have been suggested.

MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

LeRoy O. Ellertson

Caledonia -- LeRoy Orval Ellertson, age 86, passed away during his favorite month, Thursday, October 4, 2012, at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee.  He was born January 7, 1926,  in Alden, WI, son of the late Martin and Caroline (Nee: Froseth) Ellertson.

LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in both the European and Pacific Theatres.  On November 25, 1948, in Amery, WI, he was united in marriage to Dorothy E. Savina and they moved to Caledonia in 1957.  He was a journeyman electrician retiring from Local 494.   LeRoy loved gardening, carpentry, the computer and reading.  He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Dorothy; seven children, Mary Overmyer of Milwaukee, Barbara (Dick) Wesle of Stetsonville, WI, Kathryn Hovelson of Lakeland, FL, Mikkel Ellertson of Milwaukee, Gary (Kathy) Ellertson of Pleasant Prairie, Therese (Greg) Hudziak of Muskego, Marty Ellertson of Peoria, AZ; daughters-in-law, Cindy Algiers and Tina Ellertson;  17 grandchildren;  21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Verlyn Ellertson and Duane (Milly) Ellertson; sisters-in-law and brother in-law, Kathleen Ellertson, Beverly Ellertson, Dolores (Bob) Fuller, Diane Craine, Shirley Savina; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jhordis (Herman) Boettcher; two brothers, Bjarney (Alice) Ellertson and  Stanley Ellertson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Jim Zdeb officiating.  Interment with full military honors will follow at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.  Memorials to St. Louis Catholic Church Food Pantry have been suggested.

A special thank you to LeRoy’s breakfast buddy, Paul Pfersch.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Helen R. (Kaplan) Proeber

Helen R. Proeber, age 88, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the Elizabeth Residence.  Helen was born in Racine on March 22, 1924, daughter of the late Edward and Esther (Nee:  Peterson) Kaplan.

In her younger years, she played the snare drum in the Direct Credit Society marching band.  To help in the World War II effort, Helen was employed in the assembly of airplanes at J.I. Case.  She was later employed as an operator with Bell Telephone and with the Andis Company before raising her family. On August 11, 1945, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” F. Proeber. Helen was a member of the Lawsonomy Church, the Milwaukee Accordion club and the Summit Avenue Coffee Klatch Club. She volunteered for twenty-five years with both Meals on Wheels and the Lutheran Thrift Shop. In her spare time, Helen was an avid gardener, enjoyed baking and dancing, and loved caring for her grandchildren.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of sixty-seven years, Bill; her daughters and sons-in-law, Sandi (Charlie) Struebing of Caledonia, Patti Sackett of Racine, Becki (Peter) Otwaska of Racine; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Wilma Kaplan, Eunice Adensam and Robert Proeber, all of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, James Kaplan Sr.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday October 8, 2012, at 11 a.m., with her grandson Rev. Scott Struebing and Rev. Cary Wynn officiating. Private interment will be held at the Bohemian National Cemetery, Caledonia.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

The family extends a special thank you to the staffs at the Elizabeth Residence and Seasons Hospice for their compassion and caring hearts.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

Alice R. Jansen

Alice R. Jansen, age 90, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at Lincoln village Convalescent Center. Alice was born in Racine on July 31, 1922, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Nee:  Treml) Jansen.

Alice was employed by Howard Industries for twenty years and last employed by Gormac for a number of years until her retirement.  She was a longtime member of St. Lucy Catholic Church.  Her artistic talents were beautifully portrayed in numerous crafts and paintings she made throughout the years.  She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Hope Jansen of Milwaukee; her nephews, William (Candy) Rothering of Racine, Larry (Sue) Rothering of Franklin; nieces, Lynne (Tom) Craig of Milwaukee, Mary Stathas of Milwaukee, other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Jansen; and her sister, Patricia Rothering.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating.  Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery.   Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday at the church at 10 a.m. until time of Mass.  Memorials to St. Lucy Catholic Church have been suggested.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gisela (Horneburg) Kostic

Gisela Kostic, age 81, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan–All Saints Medical Center.  Gisela was born in Hamburg, Germany, on November 5, 1930, daughter of the late Julius and Marie (Nee:  Drechsel) Horneburg.

On February 19, 1948, she was united in marriage to Ilija Kostic, who preceded her in death on May 14, 2009.    Gisela was employed by Rainfair for forty-three years.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Ilona V. (John) Willing of Racine; her granddaughter, Tiffany Willing (Stephen) Dillinger; great-grandchildren, Paige and Daniel Dillinger, all of Chicago; sister, Ellen Peltz of Fort Lauderdale, FL; brother-in-law, Todor Kostic of Leskova, Serbia; sister-in-law, Waltraud Horneburg of Hamburg, Germany; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Wilhelm, Erwin, Herbert, Werner and Kurt.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888