Stella H. Rakoczy,
prayer service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Grafton, for Stella H. Rakoczy. The
prayer service will be officiated by Brenda Cline of St. Joseph Catholic
Parish in Grafton. A visitation will take place prior to the prayer
service on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Entombment will take place
at Resurrection Cemetery in Mequon.
Stella passed away at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton on July 7,
2013, at the age of 97.
Memorials to the charity of your choice or to the St. Joseph Catholic
Parish Music Ministry Fund are appreciated. Please visit
www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the Stella H. Rakoczy video
tribute or to send online condolences.
Stella was born on March 2, 1916, in Chicago, the daughter of Jan Kolat
and Anne (nee Bawil) Kolat. She was united in marriage to Stephen
Rakoczy, on Aug. 3, 1946, in Hammond, Ind. They later started their
family in Hammond and there they raised their two children, Patricia and
Stella and her husband, Stephen, resided in Hammond until 2002, when
they relocated to the Harbor Club in Port Washington to be closer to
their son, Steve. Shortly after their move to Port Washington, her
husband, Stephen, passed away in May of 2003. Stella remained a resident
at both the Harbor Club as well as Harbor Cove. She enjoyed playing
bingo as well as making friends with all of the residents. Stella
enjoyed crocheting afghans as well as Christmas wreaths for all of her
family and friends.
Stella is survived by her children, Patricia Jachim of Comstock Park,
Mich., and Steven (Lisa) Rakoczy of Grafton; and grandchildren, Daniel
(Tracey Seppala) Jachim of Holland, Mich., Nancy (Brad) Ludwig of
Comstock Park, Mich., Scott (Janice Fox) Jachim of Griffith, Ind., Casey
Rakoczy of Portland, Ore., Zachary Rakoczy of Lowell, N.C., and Andrea
Rakoczy of Milwaukee. She is further survived by many great- and
great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Stella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stephen Rakoczy;
and many siblings.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.