Grace Margaret Poff (nee Kline)
Aug. 23, 1918 - March 7, 2012
Grace Margaret Poff (nee Kline) of Edgerton passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family at Edgerton Hospital and Health Services on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the age of 93. Grace was born in Beloit on Aug. 23, 1918, the daughter of Dell and Sarah Ada (nee Rylatt) Kline.
Grace was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a dedicated member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha for more than 50 years. Grace owned and operated Mainway Market Grocery Store. She also worked at A & P Grocery Store, J.C. Penney’s and she retired from HUSCO. Grace loved to attend Friday night fish fries with her family. She will be forever remembered as a wonderful mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great grandma. Grace had a passion for her family and loved to spend as much time with them as she could.
Grace will be dearly missed by her children, Robert (Janet) Kranich of Arkdale, William Poff of Edgerton, Jerri Lynn (Dennis) Siegrist of Waukesha and Richard "Dick" (Cindy) Poff of Edgerton; her 19 grandchildren, Cheryl (Rob) Steinman, Pam (Jim) Stukel, Debbie Murphy, Bobby Kranich, Jeff (Mary) Kranich, Scott Kranich, Jodi Lucas, Larry (Pam) Swenor, Leonard Swenor, David (Cindy) Swenor, Sharon (Jerry) Robinson, Todd Swenor, Tamara Poff, Dennis (Rachel) Siegrist, Scott (Debbie) Siegrist, Mike (Kelly) Siegrist, Richie (Kelly) Poff, Kimberly (Mike) Ackmann and Krissy (Matt) Hemenway; 30 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Loretta (Duane) Wolf; and many other family and friends.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her sons, Gerald "Jake" Poff and Arleigh Kranich Jr.; her daughter, Shelby Ullery; her parents; and nine siblings.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Immediately following the visitation, everyone will proceed to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha, for a 1:30 p.m. funeral service, with a luncheon to follow. The Rev. Frank Janzow will officiate the service. A private family burial will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in East Troy on Monday, March 12.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated by the family to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha, WI 53188.
Photographs of Grace may be viewed at www.GracePoff.com.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.