Darlene L. Katzer, 70


Darlene L. Katzer (nee Schroder), 70, was called to her heavenly home unexpectedly yet peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Darlene was born on June 10, 1941 in Milwaukee to John and Maralaine (nee Ameen) Schroder. She married Edward Katzer on July 25, 1959 in Milwaukee. Darlene made many friends as a dedicated employee of Shopko for 32 years. She also enjoyed scrapbooking, reading and spending time with her dog Zoe. Darlene was always ready to help out when in need. She was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ed; children Bruce (Anne), Cheryl (Rich) Kolbeck, Steven (Michele), and Edward; grandchildren Melissa (Barry), Brad, Ben, Rachael, Molly, Cassie, Kyle, Shane, Ryan, Ashley, Katie, and E.J.; and great-grandchildren Liberty, Bentley, Lorelai. She is further survived by her mother Maralaine; siblings Sharon, John, Robert, Jim, Donna, Sue, Roger, and Nancy; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, dear friends, and her beloved Zoe. Darlene is preceded in death by her father John Schroder.

A memorial service for Darlene will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend with Pastor Kevin Sadler presiding. Visitation will be from 4-6:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the funeral home only.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the doctors and staff at both the West Bend Clinic and St. Joseph’s Hospital-West Bend for all their care and compassion for Darlene.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.