Josephine I. Burda

Josephine I. Burda, nee Buschena, 79, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006, at her residence.

Josephine was born to Fred and Catherine (nee Gem-inden) Buschena on Aug. 17, 1926 in West Bend.

She was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend.

Survivors include a son, Ronald (Kathy) Koch of Pennsylvania; daughters, Joan (William) Sauer of Chenequa, and Janice Pike of West Bend; two stepchildren, Kathleen Quaintance and Doug Burda, both of Arizona; five grandchildren, Lisa (fiancé Sean Connor) Sauer, Nicki (Kristopher) Hoff, William Sauer Jr., Sarah and Kelly Koch; three great-grandchildren, Briana Sauer, Aminee and Kadin Hoff; and a sister, Marie (Loren) Nonhof.

She is further survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, Leonard H. Koch and Leonard J. Burda; two stepchildren, Eileen Van den Huevel and Joann Burda; a sister, Ruth Buschena, and a brother, Fredrick Buschena.

Josephine was born in West Bend and moved many times during childhood, finally residing in West Bend.

She loved taking care of people, especially through her cooking ,and she was also a doll collector.

She adored her great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Josephine will be held Wednesday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church in West Bend, with Rev. Jeff Dorth officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will be Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend, 53095, would be appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.