Theresa ‘Tess’ Bucci Kruck

Jan. 25, 1910 - April 30, 2006

Theresa "Tess" Bucci Kruck of Waukesha died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Waukesha Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center at age 96. Tess was born in Mayville on Jan. 25, 1910, the daughter of Wendell Utrie and Rose Bauer.

Tess was a member of St. William Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. She worked at Michaels Women’s Apparel for about six years and was a clerk at J.C. Penney’s for 15 years, retiring in 1969.

Tess will be sadly missed by her son, Robert (Joan) Bucci of Waukesha; her stepchildren, Carol (Willard) Paradies of St. Cloud, the Rev. Keith (Margaret) Kruck of Madison, Tenn., Dennis (Patricia) Kruck of Sussex, Judith (James) Bostrom of Red Wing, Minn., and Sandra (George) Johrendt of Waukesha; nine grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; her brother, Otto (Jeannette) Manthey of Mayville; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Dominic Bucci, in 1967, and her second husband, Clarence Kruck, in 1999.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, May 6, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Entombment will take place following the service at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum in Hillside, Ill.

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