Dolores Esther Ruth Austin, 83

Dolores Esther Ruth Austin (nee Dose), 83, beloved wife of the late Frederick Austin, peacefully shed her earthly body and returned home Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

Loving, devoted, and pleasantly sarcastic Mom to Nan (Mike) Giles of Cedarburg, Jan (David “Skip”) Niedfeldt of St. Germain, Pam Anderson (Wayne Lloyd) of Kentwood, Mich.; and Dan Austin (Thom Gravelle) of Bay View; dear “Gramma with the Kitties” to Jodie (Aaron) Fuhreck of West Bend, Tiffani Anderson of Milwaukee, Dana Walenta (Weston Bierma) of Vail, Colo., Ashley (Adam) Kurkiewicz of Wildwood, Mo., Kayla Walenta of Cedarburg; sweet Great-Gramma to Emery and Eli Kurkiewicz and Brazyl Williams (Anderson); lifelong “Big Sis” friend of 79 years to Shirley “Lil Sis” (Stewart) Laurishke; Godmother to Anne Rae Satorius; Cousin-in-law to Gladys Schowalter; Gramma-neighbor to Sue and Al Fischer; loving “Mom” to Bruce Davie, Bill Koehn and Paul Walenta; and Gramma to her furry friends “Buddy,” “Gus” and “Lucy.” Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Alexian Village, 9301 N. 76th St., Milwaukee. A celebration of life will be held at 3:30 p.m. A private interment will be held.

Memorials in Dolores’ name may be directed to St. Coletta Day School of Milwaukee, 1740 N. 55th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208.

“Well, this is certainly a new adventure.”

Church and Chapel, Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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