Ilma M. Friess, 89
July 26, 1925 -- Jan. 31, 2015

Ilma M. Friess nee Wilde formerly SitkiewitzIlma M. Friess (nee Wilde, formerly Sitkiewitz) was born to life July 26, 1925, and born to eternal life Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her two loving husbands: John Sitkiewitz and Joe Friess. Survivors include her children, Pat (Dennis) Ellner, John (Kathy) Sitkiewitz, Charlie (Debi) Sitkiewitz, Diana (Larry) Abelt and David (Janelle) Friess; sisters, Marion Hammon and Martha Driess; sister-in-law, Margie Friess; daughters-in-law, Patty Friess and Rose Friess; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at noon today, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Green Bay Road, Thiensville, WI 53092. Private burial is at Immanuel Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to the church or the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of 2 West at Lasata Care Center for their loving care.

The Schramka-Densow Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at