Blandina M. ‘Blondie’ Loosen


Blandina M. "Blondie" Loosen (nee Eberhardy), 94, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010.

Blondie was born on May 24, 1916, in the town of Marshfield to Peter and Anna (nee Schuster) Eberhardy. She married Joseph Loosen on Oct. 14, 1944, in Milwaukee. Blondie loved to bake, garden and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Blondie was devoted to her faith and was also a member of the Christian Mother Society.

Blondie is survived by her children, Anita (Daniel) Kosterman, Janet (David) Braun and Paul Loosen; grandchildren, Stefanie (Kurt) Kowaleski, Terri (Andrew) Balistreri and Kris Kosterman; and great-grandchildren, Ella and Livia Kowaleski. She is further survived by her sisters, Delorse Rogers and Sister Mary Peter; brother, Lawrence (Lucille) Eberhardy; sister in-law, Viola Loosen; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Blondie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph; grandchildren, Sandy and Debbie Kosterman and Michelle Hefter; siblings, Alfred Eberhardy, Adeline Schu-er, Adolf Eberhardy, Theresa Kienast and Lorraine Simon.
A Mass of Christian burial for Blondie will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at St. Mary of the Hill Parish (St. Therese Chapel), 1515 Carmel Road, Hubertus, with the Rev. Fred Alexander presiding. Visitation will be at the church only from 4 p.m. until time of Mass. Interment to take place at St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery.

The Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.