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    Haig, Christopher M.

    Passed away on January 30th, 2020 at the age of 46. Preceded in death by his parents Patrick Haig and Sandra Mae Sachi, his paternal grandparents Charles and June Haig, and his maternal grandparents Alphonse and Ruth Sachi. Also preceded in death by aunts and uncles Bradley McCarthy, Gene Haig, Dick Diest, Patricia Martin, Jim Martin, Steve Krzman, Bob Sadowski, and cousin BJ McCarthy. Survived by his brother Charles Haig, as well as aunts and uncles Mary Block, Dick Block, Tina McCarthy, Judy Deist, Donna Hamburger, Bob Hamburger, Jackie Krzman, and Shirley Haig. Also survived by his cousins Natalie McCarthy, Shannon McCarthy, Sandy Krishka, Rich Block, Scott Krzman, Todd Diest,…

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    Olivero, Concepcion C. “Concha”

      Concha C. Olivero of Milwaukee was born into eternal life peacefully on January 29th, 2020 at the age of 82. Concha was born in the small town of Atotonilco el Bajo, Jalisco Mexico. Concha came to the United States where she met her soulmate Adrian, and was married for 27 years. Concha loved to travel. She especially loved to cook and was known to make a lot of amazing Hispanic dishes. A few favorites were tamales, pasteles, and she made the best carne con chile. Concha was a seamstress since the age of 16 and that was her passion and skill. She was very well known for her artistry…

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    Zinke, Thomas A.

    Born to Eternal Life on January 26, 2020 at the age of 71. Loving adoring father of Danielle Andrea (nee Zinke) Shilts (Daniel). Devoted and caring significant other of Susan Ryan. Survived by his sister Mary White, “Uncle” Ray and his special “grandson” Bejoe. He is preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Marie Zinke. Thomas was the most loving, caring, generous person you could ever meet. Visitation at Witkowiak Funeral Home will be from 1-2:30pm on Thursday, February 6th, with a Service following at 3:00pm, 529 West Historic Mitchell Street. Milwaukee, WI 53204

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    Cedeno, Hector

    Passed away on January 16th, 2020. Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 31st. Visitation starting at 10am with services at noon, followed by a procession to Good Hope Cemetery.

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    Mata, Maria Graciela “Chela”

    6/18/1931  –  01/11/2020 In loving memory of our beautiful mother, on this day the Lord said, “Maria, you are coming with me to the Kingdom of Peace.” and she left peacefully. Maria, wife of deceased Carlos J. Mata. Our mother was a devoted, wonderful, heartfelt mother with strong religious beliefs. Maria is survived by her sons Marky and John (Lena) Mata. Daughters Norma and Charo Mata. Brothers and sisters, Jorge and family, Mina and Chavale, Pablo and Kika, Jesus and Belen. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Stephanie, Jessica, Nicole, Lauren, Kosita, Christopher, Kira, Ajyr, Ace, August, Mariah, Aviana, Xaige, Mateo, Angel, Jaxon, and Nadia. A special thanks to…

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    Gutierrez, Gabriela R.

    Gutierrez, Gabriela R. (Née Perez) of Milwaukee, born into eternal life peacefully on December 24, 2019 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Aurelio Gutierrez. Loving mother of Trinidad (Alejandro) Vazquez, Mercedes (Otilio) Fernandez, Andres Gutierrez, Luis (Bruce Tilley) Mora, Alfredo (Patricia) Gutierrez and the late Ana Maria (Francisco) Ramirez. Also survived by 13 grandchildren. 20 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sister Paula (Simon) Montreal, relatives and friends. Gabriela was a devote member of the Christian Mothers committed to serving Our Lady of Guadalupe. She was a daily attendee of the United Community Center sewing room until this past year. Mass of Christian burial will be…

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    Huerta, Corina

    Passed away December 15th, 2019 at the age of 58. Public visitation for Corina Huerta will be held Thursday, December 19th at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church, 1923 W Becher St, Milwaukee, WI 53215 at 9am. Service to follow at 11am with a procession to Arlington Park Cemetery 4141 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221.

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    Gonzales, Nancy C.

    Nancy C. (Harrison) Gonzales Milwaukee – Began her Eternal Life on December 7th, 2019. Born November 30th 1940 in Milwaukee, WI., the daughter of George and Katherine (Lyons) Harrison. Loving mother of Frank (Renee), Eleuteria (John) Dobbe, Diana (Michael) Vaughn, Denise (Carlos) Dorger, Jeremia (Angie), and Jason. Further survived by 18 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren – one of whom is with God. Sisters Beverly (Henry) Ratz and Charlene Poehls. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Frank Gonzales Jr., parents George and Katherine Harrison, brothers William and Robert Harrison and sister Patricia (Harrison) Moralez. Nancy dedicated her life to her community. She served the Lord at Our Lady of…

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    Datka, Ronald Jerome

    Born on November 4th, 1938 in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 29th at the age of 81. Ronald was born and raised on his parents farm in Hales Corners, where he lived with many of his siblings and nephews. Later, he met and married his beautiful wife, Patricia Mary Datka, and had five children: Linda (Dave), Jerome, Maryann (Josh) (Todd), Susan, and Ronald. He is further survived by his grandchildren; Christin, Stacy, Amanda, Angie, Anna, Shawn, and Ashley. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. There will be a celebration of life this upcoming Spring of 2020.

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    Smith, Michael Edward Jr.

      Michael Edward Smith, J.R. was born October 26, 1982 to Linda Sue Vandenbush and Michael Edward Smith, Sr. Better known to his friends as J.R. J.R. was unexpectedly summoned to his eternal home November 13, 2019.   Most of his life he called Milwaukee home. The only thing he loved more than his city, cars, sub systems and motorcycles, was his family. If J.R. considered you family, you knew you were loved. The main loves of his life being his remarkable rock, his wife Kimberly, and his sons Carter, Dominic, Michael, and Quinn.          Preceded in death by his mother Linda Sue Vandenbush, and his sister…

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    Arce, Jesus

    Loving father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully at the age of 65, on November 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He lived a humble, quiet and simple life and was cared for by his family.  Maria H. Arce his former wife and good friend.  Loving father of Maria J. (Vincente Harriell) Herlinda E. Franco (Jose) Alejandro (Jasmine). Devoted grandfather of Omar, Vinny, Zoe, Joselito, Viviana, Liliana, Julio, Juan Pablo, Ariana and Max.  Great grandfather to Kehlani and Kimora.  Dear brother of Miguel, Virginia, Isaac, Rosa, Hipolito, Carmen, Norma, Pedro and Migdalia.  Preceded in death by his parents Anastacio Arce and Elena Jimenez, brothers Angel and Heriberto. Family…

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    Adams, Arlene Isabelle (née Espinoza)

    Arlene Isabelle Adams (née: Espinoza), a lifelong resident of Milwaukee passed away, at 67 years old, unexpectedly on November 7, 2019 of natural causes at her home. Arlene was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 20, 1952. Starting in 1968, she became an accomplished nursing assistant at St Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee. This prompted Arlene to start studying nursing at Sacred Heart Nursing School in Milwaukee. Arlene had a strong Christian faith and a great love of Jesus Christ, her Lord. She was passionate about social justice, advocating for the underprivileged. Arlene was great at research on many topics including health, psychology and current events. She was an avid reader,…

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    Hintz, Carolyn L.

    Died peacefully Monday, November 4th, 2019 at the age of 91. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Lyle, sisters Virginia and Marilyn, brothers Earl and Herbert, and son-in-law Harold. Survived by her children Wayne, Diane (Harold), Greg (Margie), and Deborah (Doug). Also survived by her grandchildren Stacy (Vince), Anda (Johnny), Savannah (Jeremy), Jeremiah (Beth), Josh (Dana), Noah, and Mady. Loving great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She will be missed by many other family and friends. Visitation will he held at 11:00am followed by a funeral service at noon at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53213.

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    Felipe, Gabriel

    Gabriel Felipe has finally won his crown in Glory on October 23rd, 2019 at the age of 82. He has now went onto heaven to reunite with his loving wife Elissa, Parents Paula and Reyes Felipe; three brothers Lupe, John, Ignacio; four sons Gabriel Jr., Raymond, Gilbert, Gabriel Michael; and one grandson Benjamin. He leaves to cherish his memories with six daughters: Jo Ann, June, Angie(Bo), Matilda, Andrea, Trina and one son Edward, daughter in laws Joan and Lilly , son in laws Randy, Jose. Thirty grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren, and one great great grandson. Brother in laws, sister in laws, a multitude of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Very close friend to Big Dave,…

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    Casey, Debra Lynn “Debbie”

    Debra Lynn Casey (Debbie)  R.I.P 11/11/1973 till 10/06/2019 Debbie was born to Richard and Emelie Casey on 11/11/1973. She was born into eternal life on Sunday 10/06/2019 at the vibrant age of 45. A beautiful spirit taken from the world extremely early. She has left many broken hearted for decades to come. She was the mother of 5 and a sister to 6; with a caring personality that will be deeply missed. Debra Lynn is survived by her siblings; eldest brother Larry Henderson, eldest sister Kathleen Zalar (Casey) & husband Joseph Zalar, other sister’s Christine & Michele Casey, her twin brother Shawn & youngest brother Shane Casey. Debbie leaves behind…

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    Alamo, Ana Eva

                  Salmos 121 Alzaré mis ojos á los montes, De donde vendrá mi socorro. Mi socorro viene de Jehová, Que hizo los cielos y la tierra. No dará tu pie al resbaladero; Ni se dormirá el que te guarda. He aquí, no se adormecerá ni dormirá El que guarda á Israel. Jehová es tu guardador: Jehová es tu sombra á tu mano derecha. El sol no te fatigará de día, Ni la luna de noche. Jehová te guardará de todo mal: El guardará tu alma. Jehová guardará tu salida y tu entrada, Desde ahora y para siempre. I will lift up my eyes to the…

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    Velasquez, Jose Luis

    Born November 21st 1959 in San Antonio Texas to Helen & Celestino Velasquez. Jose passed away on October 11th 2019 at the age of 59 He leaves behind 1 daughter Melissa Velasquez, 1 grand daughter Kerstian McGinnis, 6 siblings Jesusa Salas (Juan Salas) Celestino Velasquez ( Regina Velasquez) Dolores Decker Maria Inez Velasquez Sara Dupree (Ray Dupree) Juan Velasquez (Michelle Velasquez) and a host of nieces nephews & cousins. Jose will be remember forever by his family & friends and will be greatly missed.

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    Witkowiak, Ronald R.

    Ron entered his heavenly home on October 9th, 2019 at the age of 88. Cherished husband of Patricia for 65 years. Proud father of Tim (Patty), Sandy (Tim), and Gary (Amanda). Loving grandfather of Mike, Tim, Aly, Zach, Kourtney, and Karl. Beloved brother of Ken (Peggy). He was a graduate of Marquette University High School and attended Marquette University. He was a graduate of Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science. Ron was a Funeral Director for 56 years. Ron was a Real Estate Broker and Insurance Broker as well. Ron was a Korean War veteran serving in the Air Force from 1950 to 1952 followed by service with the 128th Tactical…

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    Torres, Elsa S.

    On Monday September 23rd 2019, Elsa Sylvia Torres, loving mother of four passed away at the age of 63. Elsa was born on April 30th, 1956 in Laredo, Texas to the late Francisco Davila and Anita Davila. Having traveled from her home state of Texas at a young age in search of better opportunities, she made it her life’s mission to fulfill those aspirations. That same drive and ambition has been passed down to her children and grandchildren whom were taught to never stop in their life’s attemps for greatness. Elsa received her first Bachelor’s degree in Education and second Bachelor’s degree certificate in teaching English as a second language…

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    Monica Mary Bornheimer

    In loving memory of Monica Mary Bornheimer Jones Born October 1, 1976.  Born on to Eternal life July 2019. She was taken tragically too soon: She has went on to meet The Great Spirit In The Sky. Also to meet her beloved Grandmother Matilda (Josing) Bornheimer, Great Grandmother Maria Ivansthenko and Great Grandfather  Michael Ivansthenko also Great, Great Grandmother Kristina Lorenz and Uncle Michael Ivansthenko. She has also gone on to meet her much loved Father Tobias Alan Jones. Grandmother Effie Jean Jones, Grandfather Robert Jones, Uncle Patrick Carl Jones (Peanut)  and Aunt Cynthia Jones. She is also with many other beloved Family Members and Friends. She is not alone.…

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    Nickolas Amador Figueroa

    Nickolas Amador Figueroa was born April 11, 1956 and passed away on August 23, 2019. He lived all of his younger years on Milwaukee’s near south side. He lived in a small house with a family of 7 other siblings. Valentino, Evelyn, Irene, Veronica, Alexandro, Ricardo, and Rebecca along with his mother, Manuela and his father, Valentino. He and his siblings attended South Division High School where he excelled in chorus, theater, and sports. He and his family were very active in the community in the 60’s and 70’s supporting campaigns and causes that affected the lives of the people he served. He had a passion serving as a community…

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    Kremers, Nelva Jean

    August 31, 1924 – August 15, 2019 Preceded in death by her husband, John. Mother of Judith (Bob) Stephens, Jeffrey (Ann Ranfranz), John (Dolly) and Peter Kremers. Grandmother of Robin Stephens (Kyle Geissler), Stephanie (Matt) Stuve, Finley (Ewan) Wolff, Allison (Jarrod) Gaffney, Courtney Kremers (Matt Zash), Corey Ranfranz (Michael Morris), Kristin Kremers, Jason Kremers. Great-grandmother of Thanu and Porrawat Stephens, Teigan and Brody Stuve, Hazel and Grey Wolff, Maeve Gaffney, Sienna Zash and ‘soon to be’ baby Morris. Further survived by other family and friends. Nelva Jean graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and a…

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    Sandoval, Ruben

    Passed away Tuesday July 30 at the age of 62. Visitation will be held Wednesday August 7 at the Witkowiak Funeral Home from 9am to 1pm. Followed by procession to Forest Home Cemetery.

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    Crespo Arroyo, Julia

    Passed away Tuesday July 30 at the age of 87. Visitation will be held Thursday August 8 at the Witkowiak Funeral Home from 9am to 1pm. Followed by Internment at Forest Home Cemetery.  

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    Olvera, Lydia

    Passed away on July 23, 2019 at the age of 56. Lydia was born on January 5, 1963 in Pearsall, Texas. She is survived by her children Candido Peña, Martin Peña, and Lydia (Claudino) Ramos. Further survived by 11 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Lydia was a very lovely lady who touched a lot of hearts. Visitation will be held at Witkowiak Funeral Home on Friday August 2, 2019 from 4pm-7pm with a service at 6pm.

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    Mercado Machado, Reinaldo “Ray”

    Age 71 of Milwaukee, WI passed away July 19, 2019. He was born February 29, 1948 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. Son of Fernando Mercado and Antonia Machado. Ray is survived by his children Juanita (Fredy) Cerna, Antonio (Catherine) Mercado and Roberto Mercado. Further survived by his grandchildren Rachael, Jennifer, Charlena, Marcel, Madden, Teague and Brayla as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Fransisco and Antonio Caballero. Ray enjoyed spending time with family and friends. In his younger days he was an avid pool player and enjoyed fishing along the lakes of Wisconsin. He also enjoyed playing the lottery and…

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    Echevarria, Marisol

    Passed away Wednesday July 17 at the age of 49. Visitation will be held Tuesday July 23 at La Gran Comisión Church (1702 S. 19th St. Milwaukee, WI 53204) from 6pm to 9pm. Service at 7pm. On Wednesday July 24 at La Gran Comision Church, visitation will be at 10am followed by procession to Forest Home Cemetery.

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    Espino, Andres

    Passed away Saturday July 13 at the age of 83. Loving husband of Maria Cruz. Beloved father of Maria, Juana, Julia, Guadalupe, Arturo, Rafael, Ruben and Mauricio. Visitation will be held Wednesday July 17 at the Witkowiak Funeral Home from 4pm to 8pm. Visitation will continue on Thursday July 18 at St. Hyacinth Church (1414 W. Becher St.) at 10:30am. Followed by Mass at noon. Procession to Forest Home Cemetery.   Fallecio el Sabado dia 13 de Julio 2019 a los 83 años. Amado esposo de Maria Cruz. Querido padre de Maria, Juana, Julia, Guadalupe, Arturo, Rafael, Ruben, y Mauricio. Velacion se llevara acabo Miercoles dia 17 de Julio en…

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    Ares, Ana Rosa

    Passed away Monday July 15 at the age of 78. Visitation will be held Friday July 19 at the Witkowiak Funeral Home from 9am to 1pm with a service at 12noon by Pastor Flores. Followed by procession to Forest Home Cemetery.