Elaine H. Maslakow (nee Kautzer)

May 19, 1926 March 1, 2014

Elaine H. Maslakow, age 87, formerly of Oconomowoc, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Elaine was born May 19, 1926, in Sheboygan, to Arthur and Emma Kautzer (Kriegelstein).

Elaine was a dedicated mother until her children were of school age. She then returned to working as a machine operator until a back injury prevented her from continuing. For many years, Elaine also operated the concession stand at the Oconomowoc Softball Complex serving cold beer, soda and snacks to the many teams during seasonal play a job she took pride in and truly loved until she retired. Elaine was married to William (Bill) for 50 years before Bill passed away in 2001. She was the beloved mother of Sandra (Michael) Humenik of Gaithersburg, Md.; Shirley (Frank) East of Galena, Mo.; William (Debbie) Maslakow of Lewisville, Texas; and Frank (Stephanie) Maslakow of Mountain Home, Alaska; and grandmother to Alexis, Melissa, Clinton, Riley, Korey, Kaitlin, Kyle, Casey, Sarah and Raymond and great-grandson Braydon.

She was preceded in death by her son Arthur Frank (Butch), who died at age 4; her parents; two sisters, Madeline and Doris; and special niece, Susan Peck.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Friday, March 7, at St. James Catholic Church, 830 Highway NN East, Mukwonago. The Rev.

Michael Savio will officiate with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, March 6, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 930 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at