Lydia Schilke, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Lydia was born in Racine on June 5, 1918, daughter of the late John and Rose (Nee: Miller) Madsen.
Survivors include her son, Thomas (Kaycee) Schilke of Missoula, MT; her six grandchildren, Peter (Tori) Schilke of Anchorage, AK, Aaron (Laura) Schilke of Bozeman, MT, Christy Schilke, James Schilke, both of Missoula, MT, Thomas (Anne) Eickner, Mark Eickner, all of Racine; her nine great-grandchildren, Noah, Taylor, Kinsey and Tristan, Ethan and Ella, Caillie, Laura and T.J.; niece, Kathy Kupper; nephew, John Madsen; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane (Tim) Eickner; brother, Neils (Frances) Madsen; and niece, Gail Madsen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday on February 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Memorials to St. Lucy Catholic Church or St. Catherine’s High School have been suggested.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff at Wheaton Franciscan and the Hospice team, as well as her special caregivers at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center for their tender and considerate care. Special thanks to the Meredith family for their friendship and care throughout the years.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888