WAUKESHA

Phyllis H. Koelsch (nee Greeley)

Nov. 6, 1930 – May 18, 2011


Phyllis H. Koelsch (nee Greeley) of Waukesha died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at the age of 80. Phyllis was born in Burlington on Nov. 6, 1930, the daughter of Ezra and Helen (nee Humbert) Greeley. She was united in marriage to James Koelsch on July 1, 1950. Phyllis was a member of the Wisconsin State and Waukesha County genealogical societies. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Phyllis will be sadly missed by her children, George (Kay) Koelsch of Virginia, Michaelene (Mick) Koelsch of Appleton, Jaye (Tony) Mindiola of Waukesha, Karl (Patti) Koelsch of Oshkosh and Toni Repinski of Oak Creek; her grandchildren, Tharen Koelsch, Jon Koelsch, Michael (Jessica) Harvey, James (Dory) Harvey, Michelle Harvey, Kaleena (Ed) Nuedling, Kyle (Crystal) Mindiola, Joshua Koelsch, Davis Repinski, Capri Repinski and Keely Repinski; her great-grandchildren, Colin Harvey, Jason Harvey, Zoe Nuedling and Skylar Koelsch; her brothers, James (Judy) Greeley of Milwaukee and Peter (Catherine) Greeley of Caldwell; and her sisters, Alice “Pat” Stowell of Beaver Dam, Karen “Punky” Wing of Minnesota and Nila (Dave) Emmerich of Missouri. Phyllis is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; two sons, Frank and John; her parents; a sister, Loreen “Tiny”; and a brother-inlaw, Richard.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, May 23, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Caldwell Cemetery, Waterford (please meet at the cemetery).

Phyllis’ family would like to thank the staff of the Brookfield Rehabilitation Center and Heartland Hospice for their gentle care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated to be donated to the charity of their choice at a later date.

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