Keske, Elsie Ida-June 6, 2009
Elsie Ida KESKE, age 93, of Whitewater, Wisconsin, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at her home.
Elsie was born in the Town of Lake, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, on September 19, 1915, the daughter of David and Ida (Krohn) Heiderich. She graduated from Bayview High School in Milwaukee. On November 9, 1935, Elsie married Elmer Keske. Elmer preceded her in death on August 5, 1972. Elmer and Elsie lived on a farm in Franklin, Wisconsin from the time of their marriage until March of 1966 when they moved to a farm in the Town of Cold Spring where she lived until her death. Elsie was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater and the Cold Spring Homemakers. She was active in the PTA in Milwaukee County and loved gardening, baking, canning and crafts.
Elsie’s Family was the center of her life and she will be deeply missed by: Daughter: Edith Smith, Cambridge, WI, Son: Paul (Kay) Keske, Franklin, WI, Daughter: June (Wesley) Freeman, Whitewater, WI, Son: Russell (Patricia) Keske, East Troy, WI, Son: Elmer (Ruth) Keske Jr., Whitewater, WI, Daughter: Eunice (William) Soderdahl, Mukwonago, WI, Son: Loren (Jane) Keske, Van Wert, OH, Son: Kenneth (Arlene) Keske Sr., Brookfield, WI, Daughter: Karen (Frank) Bauza, New Berlin, WI, Daughter: Judith (David) Coburn, Beloit, WI, Daughter: Janelle (David) Roe, Whitewater, WI, her Special Companion: “Emmy”, Twenty-eight grandchildren and Thirty-two great-grandchildren.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two grandchildren: Cheryl Smith and Carl Keske, two brothers: Gilbert and Spencer Heiderich and a sister: Evelyn Groth.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 12, 2009, at 11:00AM at the First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater, Wisconsin with Rev. Steven Hanson officiating. Burial will at 3:30PM on Friday, June 12th, in the Arlington Park Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Friends may call after 9:00AM on Friday at the church until the services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater or to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson, WI.
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater is assisting the family