Mavis M. Witek

April 29, 1935 - Oct. 15, 2008

Mavis M. Witek of Waukesha died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at home with her family by her side at age 73. Mavis was born April 29, 1935, in Ironwood, Mich., the daughter of Anselm and Aili (Hill) Polso.

Mavis grew up and attended schools in Hurley and married Ernest Ernie Witek on Jan. 21, 1956, in Ironwood. She and her husband moved to Milwaukee, residing there until moving to Waukesha in 1972. Mavis worked at Waukesha City Clerks office for 17 years, retiring in 2000, and continued to be involved in working at the election polls. Mavis family was extremely important to her. She enjoyed every year going to deer camp and cooking for the guys. She loved spending time up north with her family. Mavis was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Waukesha for 36 years.

Mavis will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 52 years, Ernie of Waukesha; eight children, Mark Witek of Waukesha, Kim Witek of Cedarburg, Mike (Jennifer) Witek of Wales, Maureen (John) Walton of Franklin, Karen (Mike) Ness of Wickenburg, Ariz., Cheryl Witek of Waukesha, Jim (Nikki) Witek of Waukesha and John Witek of Wauwatosa; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, her twin Virginia (Bill) Heikkila of Globe, Ariz., and Gail Kniska of Hurley; stepmother, Hilda Polso of Hurley; and nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, Anselm and Aili Polso.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5:30 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Oct. 18, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, with the Rev. Peter Schmidt officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mavis name are appreciated to VITAS Hospice, 2675 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 480 Wauwatosa, WI 53226.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.