Theresa L. Mitchell

March 26, 1911 – July 3, 2012

Theresa L. Mitchell, a lifelong Waukesha resident, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Virginia Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 101 years.

She was born in Waukesha on March 26, 1911, the daughter of Stephen and Theresa (nee Gubena) Bollogh. She was a 1929 graduate of Waukesha High School. Following her graduation, Theresa worked as a telegraph operator for Western Union. She went on to work at Waukesha National Bank and served as the secretary for several mayors in Waukesha and also was the secretary for the Government and Housing Authority for the city of Waukesha. Theresa was a very active and faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Christian Mothers.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Kathleen Mitchell (John Jacobson) of Eau Claire; and her son, Patrick (Kathy) Mitchell of Greenfield; her grandchildren, Beth (Rob) Hanel, Michael (Melissa) Mitchell and Kristi Mitchell; and her great-grandchildren, Lucas, Eli, and Carly Hanel and Reese Mitchell. She is further survived by her nephews, Jim (Mary Jo) McKenzie, Paul (Phyllis) McKenzie, Jim (Bobbie) Rosenmerkel and David Lavalee; her nieces, Julie (David) Johnson, Mary Alice Coulliard, Marilyn (Kenneth) Andler and Helen Southworth, and her cousin Gary Zelling, along with many great and great-great nieces, nephews, especially Kelly McKenzie, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, in 1967; her brothers, Stephen, John and Henry; her sisters, Clara Martin and Mary McKenzie, and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Howard Haase will preside. A private family burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Mary Catholic Church. For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.