Delores Audrey (Kovisto) Stewart
Sept. 13, 1930 — Aug. 21, 2017
Delores Audrey (Kovisto) Stewart, age 86, left this earthly life Monday, August 21, 2017, at Three Pillars Masonic Home in Dousman. Audrey was born on September 13, 1930, to Mathias and Olga (Maki) Kovisto in Waukegan, Ill.
Audrey graduated from Antioch High School in California in 1948 as class valedictorian. Her speech was entitled “Is Peace A Dream.” After the passing of Audrey’s first husband, Robert Hersinger, she met Russell Stewart and they were married on September 1, 1956, in Berkley, Calif. They eventually moved the children from California to the family farm in Wisconsin. Audrey became, and has remained, a member of Highview Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Audrey was the church treasurer and was involved in many groups within the church: Needles and Hooks, Meals on Wheels and others. Audrey was a social person; she loved her time with people. She volunteered at the gift shop at Three Pillars; she enjoyed her card clubs, bowling league and ceramic club.
Her family will always remember her as an exceptional baker, and she will be missed by all that knew her.
The family gratefully thanks Three Pillars of Dousman and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital for her special care.
Funeral services for Audrey will be Sunday, August 27, at 2 p.m. at Highview Evangelical Presbyterian Church, S50-W33042 Town Road GE, Dousman, with the Rev. Stephen Hess officiating. Burial will follow at Ottawa Cemetery. Visitation for Audrey will be Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church.
Memorial contributions in Audrey’s name can be directed to the church or a charity of your choice.
Survivors include her children, Linda (Jon) Porter of Eagle, Bob (Cathy) Stewart of Eagle, David (Andrea) Stewart of Helenville and James (Janice) Stewart of Dousman; her grandchildren, Scott Porter, Melanie (Kasi) Kaneshige, Vanessa Beottcher, Rachel (Ebuka) Mefor, James (Nicole) Stewart, Jacob Stewart, Clinton (Elizabeth) Porter, Lauren Kueht, Megan (Kyle) Schwartz, Jordyn Stewart, Katie (fiance Ryan Schneider) Stewart, Rembrandt Stewart and Julia Kueht; her 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her brother, Louis Kovisto; and sisters-in-law, Jacoba Kovisto and Vicki Kovisto, all of California, other relatives and many good friends.
Preceding Audrey in death are her parents; her first husband, Robert Hersinger; her second husband, Russell Stewart; brothers, Leroy and Donald Kovisto; and sister-in-law, Jodi Kovisto.
Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie is honored to be assisting the family. For an online guest registry or to get further information, please go to www.thelenfh.com.