Friday, December 13, 2013

Josephine (Malanche) Mulder

Josephine Mulder, age 81, peacefully crossed over into eternal life on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan Hospice. Josephine was born in Manhattan, Kansas, on January 15, 1932, daughter of the late Margarito “ Pancho” Sr. and  Luz ”Lois” (Nee: Silva) Malanche.

Josephine’s family moved to Racine when she was three years old. She attended Franklin Elementary School and Washington Park High School.  Josephine was employed by Hamilton Beach, the Racine County Court House and retired from Gateway Technical College in 1996 after 18 years where she was proud to have been the first lady custodian hired. She had a lifelong love for reading books and watching her favorite shows. She lived her life for her family and especially enjoyed the time spent with all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is already dearly missed and constantly thought about by all whose hearts she touched.

Surviving are her children, Linda Braun, Mark Braun, David (Renee) Braun, Michael Braun and Billie Jo (Ross) Dahse; grandchildren, Jason (Clarissa) Braun, Kyle (Becca) Thellefsen, Robert Lizzotte, Michelle Lizzotte, Alexandria Theres (Vinny Moran), Zoe Dahse and Peyton Dahse; great-grandchildren, Holden, Oakley, Savannah, Liliana and Ava Jo; nieces and nephews, Mary, Barbara, Tina, Bernadette (Robert Jr.), Peter (Kathy), Annie, Cindy and Debbie; many great-nieces and nephews, as well as many dear friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Sr. and Milena Malanche, Margarito Jr. and Olga Malanche; granddaughter, Tonya Marie Guerra; nephew, Robert Malanche Jr.; and niece, Ramona Malanche.

Josie’s family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the many Doctors, Nurses, and Aides at Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s, Lakeshore Manor and Davita Dialysis Center for their compassion, care, and kindness towards not only Josie but to our family.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family to celebrate Josephine’s life on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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