Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gwendolyn F. (Deschler) Simanek

Gwendolyn F. Simanek, age 98, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at her residence. Gwendolyn was born in Racine on July 5, 1916, daughter of the late Frank and Mabel (Nee: Brothers) Deschler.

Gwendolyn was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1934.” On February 14, 1942, she was united in marriage to John “Bob” Simanek, who preceded her in death on March 3, 1999.

She was a longtime member of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church. Gwendolyn had a great love for traveling and also enjoyed painting. More than anything, she cherished time spent with her family. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, Stephen (Theresa) Simanek, Julianne (Richard) Behling, Thomas Simanek, Daniel (Theresa) Simanek; her grandchildren, Emily (Paul) Ricco, Peter Simanek, Christopher Simanek, Terra (Brad) Morris; her six great-grandchildren, Quinn, Ethan, Eliana, Tristram, Isabella and Riverlyn; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Robert; and brother, Franklin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1903 Green St., with Rev. Steve Varghese officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Memorials to St. Catherine’s High School have been suggested.

A very special thank you to the staff at Eldcare for their loving and compassionate care.

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