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Florence Gister, 90, was a woman of faith and great humility

Obituary for Florence Gister Florence Gister (née: Kochanski), aged 90, passed away in her sleep at Parkview Gardens Senior Living Community on March 10, 2023. Florence was born in Racine, Wis., on July 27, 1932, to Mason and Anna (née: Oszczepenski) Kochanski. She met her forever love, Martin Gister, during one of her weekly bowling […]

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Rogelio Gonzalez, 70, loved spending time with his grandchildren

Obituary for Rogelio Gonzalez Rogelio Gonzalez, 70, of Hales Corners, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, surrounded by his family. Rogelio Gonzalez Rogelio was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, to Eloy and Maria (DeJesus Garcia) Gonzalez on Aug. 17, 1952. He married Julie Warnemuende. Rogelio and was employed with Racine Steel […]

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Irving ‘Jerry’ Jerome Petersen, avid golfer and family man, passes at 84

Obituary for Irving “Jerry” Jerome Petersen With his family at his side, Irving “Jerry” Jerome Petersen, 84, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at Ascension-All Saints Hospital. He was born in Racine on Nov. 13, 1938, the son of the late Irving and Mildred (Nee: Freitag) Petersen. Jerry graduated from Horlick High School “Class of […]

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Sister Alberta Bekkers, O.P., 89, lived a life of service

Obituary for Sister Alberta Bekkers, O.P. Sister Alberta Bekkers, O.P., 89, died at Ascension-All Saints Hospital, Racine on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Wilhelmina Ann was born March 27, 1933, to Albert and Waltera (nee: Van Nuland) Bekkers in Combined Locks, WI. On Sept. 14, 1951, she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in […]

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Esther V. Aiello, artistic stained-glass maker and devoted friend, passes away at age 94

Obituary for Esther V. Aiello Esther V. Aiello, 94, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. She was born in Kulm, North Dakota on Nov. 24, 1928, the daughter of the late Christoph and Carolina Rath. Esther V. Aiello On May 8, 1951, Esther married Louis W. Aiello, who […]

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Sister Valerie Zielinski, O.P. Spent Years In Service To Others

Sister Valerie Zielinski, O.P., 92, passed away at Lourdes Nursing Home  in Waterford Township, Michigan on Friday. Clara was born on February 12, 1926 to Ignatius and Anna (nee: Jastrzemska) in Detroit, Michigan. On August 30, 1941 she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1942 she was given the religious name Sister […]

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Bill Widmar Sr. Was A Skilled Electrician And Amateur Ham Radio Operator

Willard “Bill” M. Widmar Sr., 81, passed away on Tuesday at his residence.  He was born in Racine on March 3, 1936, and was the son of the late Anthony and Clotilda (Nee: Meyers) Widmar. Bill graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1955”.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy […]

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