Claire O’Konski Ciha, 89
March 29, 1928 — Dec. 4, 2017
Claire O’Konski Ciha, beloved wife of Aloysius G. Ciha, passed away
peacefully at her home Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the age of 89. Claire
was born in Kewaunee to the late Stella Ratajczak and Thomas O’Konski on
March 29, 1928. Claire spent her formative years in Kewaunee, where she
graduated from Kewaunee High School. Claire received her Bachelor of
Science degree in home economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and was subsequently employed as an agricultural journalist by the
University of Illinois. On Feb. 11, 1950, Claire married Al Ciha,
beginning a love-filled marriage and a remarkable romance that would
last for 67 years. Claire and Al made their home in southeastern
Wisconsin, where they happily raised seven children. Claire was the
director of buildings and grounds for Moraine Park Technical College in
West Bend for many years before retiring in 1995.
Claire is survived by her husband, Al; her children, Fran, Patrick,
James, Michael and Philip; her grandchildren, Genny, Julia, Jack, Abby,
Ben, Meron, Merhawi, Mary, Jennifer, Thomas, Lauren and Owen; and many
beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Claire was predeceased by
her daughters, Kate and Mary.
A Mass will be held for Claire at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St.
Theresa’s Catholic Church, 105 Church St., Theresa, WI.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The
Padre Pio Foundation of America, 463 Main St., Cromwell, CT 06416.
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with guestbook and condolences