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