Colleen J. Cline

Colleen J. Cline (nee McGovern) peacefully passed away and into God’s hands Saturday, April 5 at the Masonic Health Care Center in Dousman at age 81. Colleen was a former Sullivan resident and was born and raised in Escanaba, Mich.

Colleen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Cline, Sr.; her brothers, Loren, Jack (Lois) and infant brother Donald; sister, Sharon DeGrave; and son-in-law, Wayne Hedrick.

Colleen is lovingly survived by her sons, Richard (Lorna) of West Bend, Robert (Tomi Lynne) of Sullivan; and by daughters, Mary (Tom) Brennan of Kenosha and Judy Hedrick of Sullivan. Colleen was an incredible grandma to Laurie (Dan) Green, Tracy (Dallas) Wodsedalek, Lisa (Dave) Fa’Amasino, Brandon and Caitlin Cline and Morgan and Tia Trinka. Colleen is also survived by great-grandchildren Brooke and Beth Wodsedalek, and David Fa’Amasino. She is further survived by sisters, Mary Lou (Matt) Lorenzen of San Diego, Edna Fuller of Royal Oak, Mich., and Rose Snell of Milwaukee; and by brother, William McGovern of Gladstone, Mich. Colleen is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and by other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, W856 Highway 18 in Sullivan, with the Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral at the church cemetery.

Our mother was always able to see the good in others and enjoyed laughter, having fun and her adoring family. She spent many years volunteering at her church, as well as at the ProHealth Care Adult Day Care Center in Oconomowoc. She enjoyed a very special relationship with the staff there. The past two years of mom’s life were spent at the Masonic Health Care Center, where she was safely in the loving hands and hears of the staff there. Mom is loved and will be deeply missed.

Alis volat propiis

"She flys with her own wings"

Church and Chapel Funeral Home in Waukesha is serving the family. Please call 549-0659 for additional information.