Elizabeth M. Orphal

Elizabeth M. Orphal (nee Cherney), 97, of West Bend passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Kathy Hospice.

She was born on March 27, 1911 to Frank and Anna (nee Stodola) Cherney in Eaton, Wis. She married the late Earl Orphal on November 8, 1938 at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Eaton.

They lived in Milwaukee and Grafton area until they retired to Sun City, Ariz. Earl passed away on December 4, 1986. Elizabeth stayed in Sun City until 1993 when she moved back to West Bend. She was a life member of the Women’s Guild of St. Clement’s Catholic Church of Sun City, Ariz., Young at Heart and Christian Women of St. Frances Cabrini and St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxillary all of West Bend.

Elizabeth is survived by her children Jeanine (Thomas) Jankowski of Okeechobee, Fla., Clifton (Linda) of Crystal Lake, Ill. and Christeeda (David) Mies of West Bend. She is further survived by seven grandchildren Karen Semple, William Jankowski, Craig Doan, Christopher (Julie) Orphal, Daniel (Maggie) Mies, Jonathan (Maureen) Mies, Andy Mies, great-grandchildren Collin Orphal and Isabela Mies; sister Lillian (Daniel) Klarkowski; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl, brothers Martin, Thomas and William Cherney, two sisters Anna Cherney and Theresa Klarkowski, two brothers-in-law Wencil Cherney and Emil Klarkowski, and three sisters-in-law Ellen, Johanna and Shirley Cherney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini (1025 S. 7th Ave., West Bend) with Father Jeffrey Haines officiating. Entombment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park of Brookfield. Visitation will be at the CHURCH ONLY on Wednesday, March 4 from 10 a.m. until time of Mass (11:30 a.m.). In lieu of flowers, Elizabeth requested that you extend an act of kindness to a stranger or a Memorial to St. Frances Cabrini, the Food Pantry, or Kathy Hospice.

A special thank you to all the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Cedar Crossings Pleasant Valley and Kathy Hospice for all their loving care of Elizabeth.

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

(262) 338-2050 and www.phillipfuneralhome.com.