Kathleen A. ‘Kathy’ Bartos


Aug. 11, 1955 - Oct. 27, 2012



Kathleen A. “Kathy” Bartos of Waukesha was born to eternal life Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Froedtert Hospital surrounded by her family and friends at the age of 57.  She was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 11, 1955, the daughter of Albert and Caroline (nee Cesar) Bartos. 


She was a 1973 graduate of Marshall High School and then earned her degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1978. In 1999, she went on to earn her master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University. On Sept. 9, 1978, she married Steve Hooper at Our Lady of Sorrows in Milwaukee. She started her career working for St. Joseph Hospital and Mount Sinai and then worked for Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, Medical Associates, Allergy Associates, St. Francis Hospital, St. Mary Hospital and for two insurance companies. She retired in 2010 from St. Joseph Hospital, where she worked as the quality improvement specialist. Kathy was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where she sang in the church choir. 


She will be sadly missed by her husband, Steve Hooper of Waukesha; their son, Jim Hooper, also of Waukesha; her mother, Caroline Bartos of Milwaukee; her sister, Laine (Steve Mlekoday) Bartos of Milwaukee; and her mother-in-law, Ellen Hooper of Woodstock, Ga. She is further survived by aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. 


She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Bartos, and her father-in-law, Don Hooper. 


Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186 (corner of Newhall and Hartwell avenues). The Rev. Howard Haase will preside. Graveside services will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. 


Memorials are appreciated to the church (address above).


Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.