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Ash, Jerome D.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Born to Eternal Life May 4, 2001, age 75 years. Beloved husband of Dolores (nee Woythal). Loving father of Timothy (Terry), Bruce (Linda) and Judy (Steve) James. Dear grandfather of Shannon, Amy (Jay), Stacey, Lisa, Kerry (fiance Tom), Jason and Scott. Son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Ash. Brother of Lorraine (Fred) Gussel. Brother-in-law of Gene (Jane) Kawczynski. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Mon., May 7 at 10 AM at St. Roman's Church, 1710 W. Bolivar Ave. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Visitation at the Funeral Home Sun., 4-8 PM with a Prayer Vigil at 5 PM. Entombment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Jerry was a member of Charles Fidler VFW Post 9469. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family appreciated. Special thanks to the nurses on 3 North at St. Francis Hospital, especially Chris and Leslie for their loving care.
BRUSKIEWITZ FOREST LANE CHAPEL 5355 W. Forest Home Ave. (414)321-1700

Bakic, Frank J.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Born to Eternal Life Thurs. May 3, 2001 age 84 years. Beloved husband of the late Gisella (nee Molnar). Dear father of Robert (Evelyn) Bakic and Barbara (Patrick) Mitten. Loving grandfather of Sara and Robert Jr.; Michael (Dayna), Katherine and David and great grandfather of Kayla and Nyrie. Brother-in-law of Julie (Clyde) Christl and Mary (Wally) Engblom. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation Sun. May 6 from 2 to 5 PM with 5 PM Prayer Vigil at the ZWASKA FUNERAL HOME 4900 W. Bradley Rd. 414-354-5330 Visitation Mon. 8:30 AM with prayers at 9:15 AM and Procession to
OUR LADY OF GOOD HOPE CHURCH, N. 41st St. and W. Good Hope Rd. for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery. Frank was retired from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with over 30 years of service. WWII Vet U.S. Army. Member of VFW Grosse Yaksch Post No. 6498.

Berger, Arthur M.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Of Grafton, May 3, 2001 age 81 years. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Borzick). Dear father of Warren (Sara). Dear grandfather of Loren and Katherine. Brother of Donna Nyland. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral service at the funeral home Mon. May 7, 3:00 PM. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI. In state Mon. 2 PM until time of service.
MUELLER FUNERAL HOME 979 12TH AVE. GRAFTON 262-377-0380

Brown, JeJuan Montay
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
May 1, 2001, age 20 years old. Precious son of Bernard Brown and Michelle Carr. Dearest brother of Aja Horton, DeJuan Barber and Alexis Brown. In state Sunday, 1-2 PM and Funeral 2 PM at Community B.C., 2249 N. Sherman Blvd. Burial Monday, 10 AM at Graceland Cemetery. Services entrusted to:
GOLDEN GATE FUNERAL HOME 5665 N. Teutonia Ave. 414-358-0538

Dei, Steven Lloyd
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Of Salem, WI. Age 45. Died May 3, 2001. Survived by his father Donald Dei, Green Valley, AZ. His wife Mary Ann Dei, sons: Andrew Dei, Salem, WI; daughter Brigette Dei, Salem, WI; brothers: Randall (Jodi) Dei, Franklin, WI and Jeffrey (Kathy) Dei, Neosho, WI. Services Sun. May 6, 2001 at 5 PM at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Visitation 1-5PM Sun. at the funeral home. Memorials to Brigette and Andrew College Fund C/O 1st Banking Center, Burlington.
SCHUETTE-DANIELS 625 S. Browns Lake Dr., Burlington (262)763-3434

Galler, Eugene C.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Born to Eternal Life Wed. May 2, 2001. Age 71. Dear father of Craig and Christine (Mark) Galler. Fond brother of John (Gloria), Peggy (Peter) Picciurro, Ruth (Russell) Stelzner and Charolotte (the late Ralph) Schwanz. Preceded in death by one brother James (Marcy) and one sister Gloria (George) Milaccio. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation at the funeral home Mon. May 7 4-6:45 PM. Funeral Service 7 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family appreciated. Condolences to www.krausefuneralhome.com KRAUSE FUNERAL HOME and Cremation Services 7001
W. BROWN DEER RD. 414-354-9400

Hennen, Mary G.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Age 46, of Waukesha, died May 4, 2001 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital following a year long, courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Hennen was currently working at St. James Elementary School in Mukwonago as a teacher's assistant in kindergarten. Survivors include her loving husband of 22 years, Joe and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Anne Hennen, Waukesha; three brothers and one sister: James (Marguerite) Treep, Diane (Thomas) Grott, Richard (Denise) Treep and Robert Treep, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Lucille Treep. Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2001 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 Hwy. 59, Waukesha from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with the Funeral Mass at 7:00 PM. Interment will take place on Monday at Prairie Home Cemetery at 11:30 AM (please meet at the cemetery office).
RANDLE-DABLE (262)547-4035

Huitema, Thea J.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Age 86, of Brown Deer, passed away Wed. May 2, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. Surviving are her children, Rita Hoffman of Grand Rapids, MI Grace and Joe Savickas of Howard City, MI and Tea and Don Zaskowski of Brown Deer; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Sat. May 5, 2001, in Wyoming, MI. Memorial contributions may be given to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care.
STROO FUNERAL HOME Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kane, Patricia Gwayne
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
DELAFIELD. 76 years. Born to Eternal Life May 2, 2001. Beloved wife of Roger Mills Kane. Also surviving are her children, other relatives and friends. Memorial Service 7 PM Fri., (May 11) at Delafield United Presbyterian Church.
SCHMIDT & BARTELT Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services 262-567-4459 Downtown Oconomowoc

Klieger, Elaine D.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
84, of Elm Grove passed away peacefully on May 2, 2001. Born October 24, 1916 in Milwaukee, WI. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Jack A. Klieger M.D. and her loving parents Clarence & Cecilia Walderon. She is survived by her devoted daughter Jackie Klieger of Houston, TX and nephews Christiaan Klieger of Martinez, CA and Douglas Klieger of Wayne, PA along with beloved friend Shirley Grade and host of other friends too numerous to mention. With much enthusiasm and vitality, Elaine was involved with many charitable and volunteer activities throughout her life. She served as president of the Elm Grove Women's Club and St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. Elaine was involved with the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove since its inception and played the leading role in the production of "Our Town." She participated actively at the Milwaukee County Zoo for many years. Elaine was an avid sports car enthusiast and along with her husband, participated in many Sports Car of America and Cart racing events. Elaine has generously supported the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute along with many other charitable endeavors. Both she and her late husband, leave a legacy of philanthropy. Celebration of Life Gathering and Service Monday, May 7th, 3 PM at Messinger Mortuary 12065 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills, AZ. Memorials may be made to the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute 925 N. 87th St. Milwaukee, WI 53226 or the Dr & Mrs. Jack A. Klieger Library Fund c/o St. Joseph's Hospital 5000 W. Chambers St. Milwaukee, WI 53210

Kranitz, Arthur
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Passed away May 3, 2001, at the age of 86. He lived in Mequon, WI. Mr. Kranitz was born June 27, 1914 in Milwaukee, WI. Mr. Kranitz was a founder and served for 30 years as Vice President and General Manager of Banner Welder Inc. (formerly Banner Products). In 1975, he joined 2 of his sons to serve as Chairman of the Board of The Kranitz Corp., a firm that manufactures and services special welding equipment. He was noted as an authority in resistance welding and special machine design. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Oshkosh Brewing Company. Mr. Kranitz was a past member and commander (1970) of Flotilla 24-14 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a member and past commander of the Milwaukee Cruising Fleet. He was a past member of the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club and the Ozaukee Country Club, where he was an avid golfer. He was active in a number of community organizations and past officer of several of them. Mr. Kranitz is survived by his wife Elizabeth in Mequon. He is also survived by his son, Richard Kranitz and daughter-in-law, Mary of Grafton and 2 granddaughters, Aleece and Katie; his son Anthony and daughter-in-law Deborah of Cedarburg and grandchildren Matthew, Kevin and Theresa; and son Jonathon and daughterin-law, Laura and grandsons Scott and Steven. He is also survived by two of his sisters, Wilma Galko and Hertha Stankowicz. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday, May 7 from 5-8 PM with a service at 7
PM. SCHMIDT & BARTELT Funeral and Cremation Services 10280 N. Port Washington Rd. Mequon 1 block south of Donges Bay Rd.

Madnek, Hyman Wolfe
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Died May 4, 2001 of cancer at age 81. Beloved husband of Ruth. Dear father of Sharon Madnek-Lopez (husband Marc) of Geneva, Switzerland and Susan Madnek-Oxman (husband Michael) of Highland Park, IL. Adored grandfather of Benjamin and Jonathan Lopez and Adam and Natalie Oxman. Hy's devotions in life were for his family, Judaism, classical music and the violin, and his career as an accomplished CPA and founder of his own successful accounting firm. Hy was a lifelong member of Congregation Anshae Sfard and was a generous supporter of a number of Jewish and other worthy causes. Hy graduated from Marquette University and had the honor of being the youngest CPA in Wisconsin. Graveside Services will be held Sun., 11 AM at Mound Zion Cemetery, 14510 W. North Ave., Brookfield. Shiva will be held at family home, 8671 N. Seneca Rd., Fox Point, Sun. through Tues. at 7:30 PM. Contributions should be made to the Hyman W. and Ruth Madnek Fund, c/o The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 1020 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or Anshae Sfard Kehillat Torah, 6717 N. Green Ave., Glendale,
WI 53209. JEWISH COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 414-447-9999 5820 W. Burleigh

Moton, Beverly Ann
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
May 1, 2001, age 49 years. Beloved daughter of Mrs. Lealer Moton. Sister of James (Mary), John (Nancy), Carnelius (Helen), Delois Hooper and Rachelle Merchant. Further survived by 4 aunts, Willie Mae Brown, Agnes Parker, Angeline Guthrie and Rubbie Fizer and a host of nieces, nephews, other fond relatives and friends. Visitation Sun., 1-6 PM, Family Hour, 5-6 PM, Funeral Mon., 11 AM at Way of the Cross Baptist Church, 1401 West Hadley St. Interment Graceland Cemetery.
GOLDEN GATE FUNERAL HOME 5665 N. Teutonia Ave. 414-358-0538

Pankratz, Loretta Small
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Died May 3, 2001. The daughter of James P. and Mary Loughney Small, she was born May 14, 1909 at home on her father's farm in New Berlin. Her great-grandfather, William Small, had been one of New Berlin's early settlers. She attended a one-room grade school in New Berlin (Township District #5 School) and graduated from Mercy High School, Milwaukee. For 15 years, she was employed as a deputy treasurer for Waukesha County and during World War II she worked as an information specialist in the Office of Price Administration, Washington, DC. She returned to Waukesha to marry Eugene M. Pankratz on May 25, 1946. Mr. Pankratz died June 26, 1998, a few weeks after the couple celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. For many years, Mrs. Pankratz was involved in the hospital visitation ministry of St. Joseph Parish, Waukesha and, with her husband, helped tally collections. She also served several terms as treasurer of the parish Christian Women's Group. She will be sadly missed by her son, James M. Pankratz (Anne Bingham) of Wauwatosa. Beloved grandmother of Daniel and Peter Bingham-Pankratz of Wauwatosa. Further survived by dear cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and all her brothers and sisters: Stuart, Evelyn Casper, Victor, Norbert, Georgianna Kipp and Emmett and her grandson, Stephen Bingham-Pankratz. Visitation Sunday, May 6 from 4-8 PM. Vigil Service 7 PM at the Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave. On Mon., prayers will be at the Funeral Home at 11 AM followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11:30 AM, Fr. Michael Michalski officiating. Graveside Services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. RANDLE-DABLE 1110 S. Grand Ave. Waukesha 262-547-4035

Price, Minnie Bell
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Age 96 yrs. May 2, 2001. Leaves to mourn her passing 2 sons, Matthew (Leuvenia) Anthony of Englewood, CA, Climmie (Bea) Anthony of Milwaukee, daughter-in-law, Mary Anthony, and a host of loving relatives and friends. Visitation Sun. 1-5 PM at the Leon Williamson Funeral Home, 2157 N. 12th St. Service Mon., 11 AM at Greater Galilee Baptist Church, 2432 N. Teutonia Ave. Interment Graceland Cemetery.
LEON L. WILLIAMSON FUNERAL HOME 2157 N. 12th St. 414-374-1812

Rodriguez, Juan
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Passed away May 3, 2001 at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Ricarda (nee Arechar). Dear father of Jose (Maria S.), Maria J. (Francisco) Sada, Juanita (Gerardo) Vasquez and Maria D. (Emiliano). Further survived by 10 grand children, brothers; Pedro and Jesus, sister; Maria G., nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE CELEBRATED ON TUESDAY MAY 8 AT 10:30 AM AT ST. ANTHONY CHURCH. Interment Forest Home Cemetery. Visitation at the Witkowiak Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 10 PM. Additional visitation IN CHURCH on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until time of Mass.
WITKOWIAK 529 W. Historic Mitchell St. (414) 645-2467

Rollins, Kenneth W.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Age 50 years. April 30, 2001. Beloved husband of Linda Rollins. Loving father of Patrice, Tiffany Rollins, William Dandy, Ivan and Jevel Rollins. Loving son of Curtis and Mary Rollins. Brother of Harriet Gee. Also survived by 15 other brothers and sisters, 2 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Mon. 11 AM Tabernacle Community Baptist Church 2500 W. Medford Ave. Visitation Sun. 3-7 PM (Family Hour 6-7 PM) at:
NORTHWEST FUNERAL CHAPEL O'BEE, FORD & FRAZIER 6630 W. Hampton Ave. 462-6020

Schmitz, Grace "Pete"
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Died peacefully Thurs., May 3, 2001. Beloved wife of Walter P. Schmitz for 58 years. Dear mother of Peter (Colleen), Kathy (Tom) Bell, and Tom (Judy). Further survived by 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, Esther Jenkins, sister; Clyde Bachmann, brother-in-law; and many relatives and friends. Memorial Service is scheduled for Sat. May 26, 2001 at 11:00 AM WISCONSIN MEMORIAL PARK'S CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES. 13525 W. Capitol Dr, Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grace P. Schmitz Memorial Fund for the St. Joseph's Hospital Hospice would be appreciated. Please send to the M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank P.O. Box 129 Brookfield, WI 53008. KRAUSE FUNERAL HOME & Cremation Services 9000
W CAPITOL DRIVE 414-464-4640

Sires, Virginia J.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
(nee Butterfield ) of Richfield. May 3, 2001. Age 40 years. Beloved wife of Michael Sires. Loving mother of Tiffany, Heather, and Trevor. Dearest daughter of Mary (Bruce) Smith and the late Marvin Butterfield. Dear sister of Theresa (John) Oliver, Pam (Mike) Franklin, and Marvin (Kathryn) Butterfield. Further survived by stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Services Mon., May 7 at 10:00 AM at Faith United Church of Christ, (Hwy E and Slinger Rd.) Slinger. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Corporate Angels appreciated.
SHIMON FUNERAL HOME Toll free (866) 663-5275

Snow, Nadine
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Age 91 years. May 4, 2001. Funeral Tues. 10 AM. Visitation Mon. 3-7 PM (Family Hour 6-7 PM) at:
NORTHWEST FUNERAL CHAPEL O'BEE, FORD & FRAZIER 6630 W. Hampton Ave. 462-6020

Sopa, Irene
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
(nee Milanowski ) Age 84 years. May 4, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Bernard "Barney" Sopa. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Mon. May 7, 2001 at 9 AM at St. Adalbert Church.
MAX A. SASS & SONS 1515 W. Oklahoma Ave. 414-645-4992

Steele, Harriet B. Gerner
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
OCONOMOWOC. 85 years. Born to Eternal Life May 3, 2001. Beloved wife of William C. Steele. Also surviving are her children, grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Services 5 PM Sun. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church (145 Lisbon Rd., Oconomowoc). Friends may call at church from 3-5 PM. Burial Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia, 11 AM Mon. In lieu of flowers, memorials to her church, Lutherdale or Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Cancer Center.
SCHMIDT & BARTELT Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services 262-567-4459 Downtown Oconomowoc

Thompson, Donald J. "Red"
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
Age 49 years. May 1, 2001. Survived by parents, Henry Thompson and Anna Lou Jenkins and devoted aunt Jane Robinson. Funeral Mon., 11 AM (Family Hour 10 AM) at:
NORTHWEST FUNERAL CHAPEL O'BEE, FORD & FRAZIER 6630 W. Hampton Ave. 462-6020

Waterstrat, Josephine "Jo"
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
(nee Manto ) Joined family in Heaven on May 3, 2001 at the age of 78 years. Beloved wife for 54 years of Herbert. Special aunt of Jacalyn (Arthur) LaFond. Also lovingly survived by other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation Sun., May 6, 2001 at the funeral home from 4-7 PM. Scripture Services Mon. 10:30 AM at the funeral home followed by Graveside Services at Highland Memorial Park.
BECKER RITTER Michael Feerick Associate 14075 West North Avenue (262) 782-5330

Wawrzyniak, Harry A.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
May 3, 2001. Beloved husband of Henrietta (nee Halejak). Dear brother-in-law of Jeannette Wainecki. Cherished uncle of Richard. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Sun., May 6, 2001 at 3 PM at MAX A. SASS & SONS. Private Entombment in Forest Home Cemetery. Mr. Wawrzyniak was a 45 year employee and former vice president of Mitchell Bank. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice preferred. Visitation Sun., 12-4
PM. MAX A. SASS & SONS 1515 W. Oklahoma Ave. (414)645-4992

Windschanz, Audrae N.
Publication Date: May 05, 2001
(Nee Pett ) Passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Lee Windschanz. Loving mother of James (Joanne) Verden and Craig Verden. Stepmother of Diane (Robert) Sweoka, Kim (David) Aper, Cheryl (Scott) Case, Alison (Robert) Worthen and Chris (Bonnie) Windschanz. Dear grandmother of Jennifer (Randy), Marcia (Mighty), Michelle, Lisa, Laura, Dylan, Zachary, Angelia, Joshua, Natalie, Michael, William, John, Robert, Matthew and Abigail. Fond sister of Donald (Louise) Pett and sister-in-law of Allen (Marion) Windschanz. Funeral Mon., May 7 at 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment private, Arlington Park Cemetery. In state at the Funeral Home Mon., May 7, 5:00 PM until the time of Service.
MOLTHEN-BELL & SONS FUNERAL HOME 700 Milwaukee Ave. South Milwaukee (414)762-0154


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