Florence M. Rady, 93



Florence M. Rady, nee Goschey, 93, of West Bend died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at The Kathy Hospice. She was born on May 5, 1918 in Fredonia, to the late John P. and Mary (nee Thill) Goschey. At the age of 6 months, the family moved to Saukville where Florence attended Immaculate Conception grade school. Since 1932, Florence has lived in West Bend.


On May 23, 1936, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Rady at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Henry predeceased July 14, 1987.

In 1971, she retired from Amity Leather Products Company, where she worked for about 13 years.

Survivors include four children James (Ruth) of Kewaskum, Karen (Ronald) Ellefson of Kewaskum, Janet (Donald) Geib of Newburg and Kenneth (Marcia) of Leechberg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters Matilda Rady of West Bend and Dolores Skalla of Milwaukee; one brother George (Nancy) Goschey of Florida; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter Renee Ellefson, one grandson Michael Geib, brothers and sisters Rose Meunier, Adaline Pfalz, Marie Behrens and Arnold Goschey, and five brothers-in-law Peter Meunier, George Pfalz, Herbert Behrens, Emil Rady and Robert Skalla; and one sister-in-law Geraldine Goschey.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with a Mass of Christian burial at 3 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from noon until the time of the services at 2:30 p.m.

Masses or memorials are appreciated.

An online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.