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