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Veronica Marie Kusters, 79, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Ridgewood Care Center.  She was born in Racine, Wisconsin on December 12, 1938, the daughter of the late Leonard and Alice (Nee: DeConne) Govaerts.

Veronica graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1956”.  On August 17, 1957 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Kenneth A. Kusters.  Veronica owned and operated Heritage Draperies and Design, of Burlington for over 40 years.  She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and former president of St. Edward’s Altar Sodality.

Veronica was also a member and past president of American Legion Auxiliary Post 494, a member of the Red Hat Society, and the Bayside Socialites of Ft. Myers, FL.  She enjoyed spending winters in Florida and was an excellent cook.  Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  In her words, she wished to be remembered simply as a “good person.”  She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her loving husband of 61 years, Ken; children, Steven (Marilyn) Kusters of Plano, TX, Michael (Judy) Kusters of Racine, Gregory Kusters of Cape Coral, FL, Sandra (Michael) Sax of West Lafayette, IN;  grandchildren, Alexander (Kathryn) Kusters, Andrew Kusters, Adream Kusters, Benjamin (Catherine) Kusters, Jacob Kusters, Brett Kusters, Bradley Kusters, Nathan (Rachel) Sax, Courtney Sax; great grandchildren, Kellan and Cora Kusters; sister, Joan (Allen) Jensen of Birchwood, WI; sister-in-law, Marjorie Sorenson, sister-in-law, Cheryl (Mel) Wifler, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Karen Kusters.

Funeral services will be postponed and held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 11, at 6 p.m. with Reverend Ronald Crewe officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.  Private interment will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover.  Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staffs of Heartland Hospice and Ridgewood Care Center for their loving and compassionate care.

Maresh Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home