Katherine J. Graef (nee Kaladic)

July 7, 1912 - April 30, 2006

At age 93, on Sunday, April 30, 2006, Katherine J. Graef (nee Kaladic) went home to be with God and reunite with her beloved husband of 59 years, Leo, and her daughter, Antoinette "Toni" (Joseph) Jung. She was born in Milwaukee on July 7, 1912.

Katherine worked at Schusters at Capitol Court in the costume jewelry department. She lived in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa and spent her last 14 years at Summit Woods in Waukesha.

Katherine was the beloved mother of Margaret "Margie" (John) Lach; caring grandmother of John (Tammy) Lach, Monica (James) Butz and Peggy (Michael) Cook; loving Oma to her great-grandchildren, Amanda and Anastassia Lach, Madeline Butz and Nathaniel Cook; and sister of Mary (Wilbur) Bennett, Louis and Steve (Marcella) Kaladic. Katherine was preceded in death by her brothers, Jozo and Paul (Mary) Kaladic. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 3, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 12801 W. Fairmont Ave., Butler. Entombment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Katherine’s name may be directed to the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

The family wishes to thank the staff at LindenGrove in Waukesha, Seasons Hospice and Franciscan Courts for the loving and compassionate care given.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com
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