Monday, May 12, 2014

Vicki A. (Voss) Stefka

Surrounded by her loving family, Vicki A. Stefka, age 59, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 12, 2014, at her daughter’s residence after a hard fought battle with cancer.  Vicki was born in Racine on July 21, 1954, daughter of the late Robert W. and Jean R. (Nee: Kozel) Voss.

Vicki attended Sacred Heart Grade School and was a 1972 graduate of William Horlick High School. Vicki’s life and love for education grew exponentially once she began working for Gateway in 1999. Since then, she has earned two Associate Degrees, traveled to Germany and continued working towards her bachelor’s degree.  Vicki most recently served as a New Student Specialist, a position she loved and invested tireless hours in helping others. She was also a member of St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church.  Vicki was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Eric (Stephanie) Stefka of CA, Aimee (Joseph) Wendt of Racine; her five grandchildren, Jayden Wendt, Tyler Wendt, Derrick Stefka, Mya Wendt and Grady Wendt; sisters, Bobbi (James) Jordan of Racine, Kathy (David) Dulan of Racine; life-long friend, Susan Costabile of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church, 7605 Lakeshore Drive, on Friday May 16, 2014, at 5 p.m., with Rev. Stephen Stradinger and Rev. Brian Holbus concelebrating.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 3 p.m. until time of Mass at 5 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Rayani, Dr. Christensen, Dr. Tydell, the radiation therapists, 3B nurses/aides and the Wheaton Franciscan Hospice Services for their care and compassion.

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