Nicolasa Cervantes de Contreras

Dec. 6, 1938 – June 29, 2012

Nicolasa Cervantes de Contreras, 73, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in West Allis with her family by her side.

Nicolasa was born in Texas on Dec. 6, 1938, to Manuel and Maria (nee: Hurtado) Cervantes. She married her best friend and the love of her life, Jorge C. Contreras in Waukesha on March 28, 1960. Together they raised five children. She was preceded in death by her infant son Jorge Jr. and daughter in her heart, Nancy Toscano. Nicolasa had an open and giving heart. Her greatest love was her children and grandchildren. She had a passion for literature and loved to read.

Nicolasa is survived by her loving husband, Jorge C. Contreras; children, Maria C. (Kenneth) Marzette, Dolores Contreras-Flores, Silvia Contreras, Jorge (Kim) Contreras and Jose (Keith) Contreras; grandchildren, Enrique and Santana Marzette, Monica and Damien Flores, Nicolas Contreras, Tiffany and Janet Wallace, Trina, Roberto and Jorge Contreras. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The Mass of Christian burial for Nicolasa will be held at St. Richard Catholic Church on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Ronald Gramza officiating. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Highway 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Nicolasa’s family would like to thank Dr. Michael Mullane and the nursing staff at Select Specialty Hospital for their compassionate and loving care.

Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory, 3915 Douglas Ave., Racine, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-639-8000 or visit www.purathstrand.com.