Mara D. Kloes (nee Zakovich)



Mara D. Kloes (nee Zakovich) of Waukesha passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at age 64.


She is lovingly survived by her husband of 45 years, Bill Kloes. She is the loving mother of Nicole Kloes and Jen (Dan Haglund) Kloes; cherished grandma  of Austin Haglund; beloved daughter of Mary and the late Emil Zakovich; and beloved sister of Gerry (Jenny) Zakovich and Susie (Willy) Wilsmann. She is also remembered by her dear friends, Cindy Tanel, Dee Dee Rutta, Judy Ritchey and Dr. Jim Johnson, all of her colleagues at Associates in Pet Care, and other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service Friday, April 5, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Entombment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family appreciated.


A special thank you to Karla and staff at ProHealth Care Hospice.


Mara had a lifelong passion for all animals, especially her Dobermans! From grooming to training to showing and everything in between, she was in her element with her four-legged friends. You could call her Waukesha’s “dog whisperer.”


Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.