Claire M. Killips, 64

Claire M. Killips (nee Malmarowski), 64, of Richfield, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at the Kathy Hospice in West Bend.

She was born June 4, 1945, in Milwaukee to the late Michael and Helen (nee Mrozek) Malmarowski and married Dennis G. Killips on June 14, 1969, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Whitefish Bay.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Dennis, and three children, Kerry (Bruce) Killips-Schellinger, Kristen Killips and Shawn Killips. Claire was very proud of her two grandchildren, Madison Claire and Drew. She is further survived by her brother, Terry (Sharon) Malmarowski; two sistersin-law, June Killips and Lois Donhauser; her black lab, Puck; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday, March 1, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson. The Rev. Jeffrey Haines will officiate. Claire’s family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Kathy Hospice at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at