Bernice L. Kiciak

Aug. 23, 1924 – Nov. 21, 2012

Bernice L. Kiciak of Waukesha passed away peacefully at Care-Age of Brookfield on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at the age of 88. Bernice was born in Chicago on Aug. 23, 1924, the daughter of Anthony and Anna (nee Jarmusz) Jozwiak.

She married Chester Joseph Kiciak on Oct. 6, 1945, in Chicago. Bernice was a former member of St. James Catholic Church of Mukwonago and of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Woodstock, Ill. She was a woman of great talent and was an excellent knitter. Bernice was also known for her wonderful cooking. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family.

Bernice will be dearly missed by her children, Paul A. (Kathy) Kiciak of Boca Raton, Fla., and Joseph A. (Andria) Kiciak of Waukesha; her granddaughters, Dr. Jennifer E. (Aaron) Kuhl of Longmont, Colo., and Jessica A. (Michael) Breur of St. Paul, Minn.; her great-grandchildren, Nora Kuhl, Tessa Kuhl and baby Breur, who is due in January; her sister, Martha Mikus of Park Ridge, Ill.; her sister-in-law, Wanda Jozwiak of St. Petersberg, Fla.; her good friend, Dorothy Sweeney of Mukwonago; and other nieces and nephews.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester Joseph Kiciak; her sisters, Sophie Jablonski and Tessie Streich; her brother, Edward Jozwiak; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. prayer service Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. There will be a private inurnment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Waukesha.

The family would like to thank all the compassionate staff at Care-Age of Brookfield and Dr. Gerald Berman for the excellent care they gave Bernice throughout her time with them.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit http://www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.