Claire (Bednarek) Wage

Claire (Bednarek) Wage (nee Kopczynski) died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at age 96 at Virginia Health and Rehab Center in Waukesha. Claire previously lived in West Allis and at her lake home in Valders.

She is survived by her son, Ronald (Sandra) Bednarek, and daughter, Susan (the late David) Ott; grandchildren, Scott (Debbie) Bednarek, Shelley Ott (Don Green), Timothy Bednarek and Shannon Polzin; great-grandchildren Zachary, Ashley and Seth; and one great-great-grandchild, Caden. She is also survived by her brothers Casimir Piwonski, Edward Piwonski and John Budzinski, goddaughter Georgia Kohlwey, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill Wage; grandson, Shawn Ott; first husband, James Bednarek; and sisters Sophie Klopowski and Lucille Sherosky.

The family wishes to thank Betty, “the two Kathys”, and the rest of the staff at Virginia Health and Rehab, as well as the staff at Hospice Advantage for the kind and gentle care given to Claire.

Per Claire’s wishes, no services will be held.

Church and Chapel Funeral Service assisted the family.