Claire M. Killips (nee Malmarowski)

June 4, 1945 – Feb. 22, 2010

Claire M. Killips (nee Malmarowski), 64, of Richfield, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at the Kathy Hospice in West Bend. She was born June 4, 1945, in Milwaukee, to the late Michael and Helen (nee Mrozek) Malmarowski.

She married Dennis G. Killips on June 14, 1969, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Whitefish Bay.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Dennis; and three children, Kerry (Bruce) Killips-Schellinger, Kristen Killips and Shawn Killips. Claire was very proud of her two grandchildren, Madison Claire and Drew. She is further survived by her brother, Terry (Sharon) Malmarowski; two sisters-in-law, June Killips and Lois Donhauser; her black Lab, Puck; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Schmidt Funeral Home, N168-W20135 Main St., Jackson, with a memorial service starting at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Jeffrey Haines will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Kathy Hospice at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend are appreciated.

Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family. For more information, call 677-4993.

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