Louise A. Ciriacks, 87


Louise A. Ciriacks (nee Krause), 87, of the town of Trenton, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at St. Joseph’s hospital, West Bend. She was born on July 28, 1927, to the late Benjamin and Lillian (nee Hoge) Krause at home in the town of Jackson. She grew up on the family farm. She was confirmed at David Star Lutheran Church in Jackson. She attended Cedarburg high school. On May 29, 1948, she was united in marriage to Arthur Ciriacks at David Star Lutheran Church, Jackson. Louise and Arthur raised their family on their family farm. She liked to dance to polkas and loved gardening. She was a member of the Lady’s Gild at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church for 50 years. One of the most important things she enjoyed was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Arthur; three children, Darlene (Lee) Miller of Hustisford, Richard (Diana) Ciriacks of West Bend and Donald Ciriacks of Grand Junction Colorado; eight grandchildren, Kevin (Kelly) Miller, Carol (Robert) Bralich, Brian (Susan) Miller, Scott Miller, Dana (Zeus) Rodriguez, Jaydee (John) Fellenz, Justin (Beckie) MahanStrupp and John Ciriacks; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Krause; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Ciriacks; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Della (Raymond) Kleman and Lucille (Carl) Butske; a brother-in-law, Carl Ciriacks; a sister-in-law, Bernice (Wallace) Viesselmann; and a nephew, Michael Viesselmann.

A funeral service in remembrance of Louise will be held on Sunday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1268 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend. Visitation will be at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be on Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery.

Memorials to the Furnace Fund at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church or to Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School would be appreciated.

A special thank you to the nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital ICU for all there compassion and care.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.