Elaine Rita Rockley, 87|
Elaine Rita Rockley (nee Konicke), 87, passed on to eternal life on
Sunday, March 4, at Clare Bridge Alzheimerís and Dementia Care in
Elaine was born on Dec. 2, 1924, in Milwaukee. She was the daughter
of Edward and Mary Konicke, who preceded her in death. Her brothers
and sisters were Edward Jr., who died as a child, Earl (Nelsine
"Bette"), Lorraine (Kenneth Bishop and later Don Semrad) and Ruth
(Robert Jacobs), who all preceded Elaine in death.
Elaine grew up on the south side of Milwaukee and as a young woman,
worked for the Heil Co. She married Donald J. Rockley on May 28,
1949, at St. Stephenís Catholic Church in Milwaukee. They were deeply
devoted to each other, and their love overcame any and all challenges
they faced in life. Elaine truly missed Don when he died on March 3,
Elaine is survived by their three sons, James of Waukesha, Jan
(Marilee) of West Allis and Jeffrey (Becky) of East Troy. She is also
survived by her grandsons, Jeffreyís and Beckyís son, Matthew, and
Janís and Marileeís sons, Joshua, Joel and Jason.
Over the years, Elaine and Don lived in Milwaukee, New Berlin,
Waukesha and Pewaukee. She spent her final years at Clare Bridge.
Elaine and Don were longtime members of St. Williamís Catholic Church
Elaine will be remembered most as a loving wife and devoted mother,
whose religious faith sustained her through the years. Her most
treasured times were times spent with her family and times spent in
prayer to our loving God.
A funeral visitation will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2012, from 10
a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Williamís Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland
Blvd., Waukesha, to be immediately followed by the celebration of
Elaineís funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Adalbertís
Cemetery, Milwaukee, at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Williamís Catholic Church, 440
N. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188, would be appreciated.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire
staff of Clare Bridge and the staff of Seasons Hospice & Palliative
Care of Milwaukee for their loving care.
For additional information, contact the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker
Funeral Home and Cremation Services at (262) 542-6609. For an online
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