Serena A. Freitag

Dec. 21, 1918 - April 24, 2007

Serena A. Freitag, 88, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 21, 1918, in Marblehead, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (nee Czajkowski) Kennedy.

She graduated from St. Joseph Grade School, then from Waukesha High School in 1937. She was united in marriage to Harlow J. Freitag on June 15, 1940, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a lifelong member. She was a member of the Christian Women at St. Joseph, serving several years as president, and was also a member of their Holy Dusters and Bethany Guild. Along with being a devoted mother of 12 children, she went to work at age 60 for Avalon Manor and worked for 15 years before retiring.

Serena will be sadly missed by her daughters, Kathy (Fred) Huebner of Waukesha, Nancy Singer of Waukesha, Inchy Mary (Dale) Baldowsky of Mukwonago, Dottie McCann of Waukesha, Rickie Christine (Jose) Hiracheta of Waukesha, Debbie (Eric) DeShong of Waukesha, Joan (John) Heiden of Oak Creek and Ann (Richard) Braatz of Oxford, and her sons, Michael Freitag and Tim (Marianne) Freitag, both of Waukesha, and Todd Freitag of Tampa, Fla.

Serena will also be very sadly missed by her grandchildren, Freddy, Nikki, Travis, Paul, Dale Jr. (MaryAnna), Josh (Kim), Nathan, Jenny (Jeff), Leanne, Jared, Kayla, Kristen, Erin, Jeremy, Christopher, Brittany, John Jr., Jason, Sarah, Richie and Matthew, and by her great grape grandchildren, Isabelle, Jasmine, Gregory, Kaylynn, Laren and Payton. She will also be greatly missed by her good shopping friend, Vi Tinnes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlow; her daughter, Judy; her brothers, Leo, Henry, Sylvester, Alois, Norbert and Giles Mike Kennedy; sisters, Genevieve and Liona Pat Kennedy; and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A vigil service will take place at 7 p.m. Services continue Tuesday, May 1,with prayers at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., followed by a procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church for the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bill Key will preside. Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or visit online at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.