Wallisch, Marie C.

Marie Keefe Collins Wallisch, 76, of Larabee Street, Port Washington died Monday, May 5, 2003 at Lasata Care Center, Cedarburg, WI where she had been a resident the last 8 years.  She was born May 21, 1926 in Chicago, IL, daughter of Homer and Marie Keefe Collins.  On October 19, 1946, Marie married Francis �Frank� X. Wallisch, also of Chicago.

 In the early 1950�s Frank's work transferred him to Port Washington, WI.  There they raised their nine children.  Marie finished her nursing studies and was an LPN at Heritage Nursing Home, Port Washington over 9 years.  Throughout her life she was a Brownie/Girl/Cub Scout leader, religious education teacher at St. Mary�s Church and a member of their Christian Women.  She took great pride in her family and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

 Marie is survived by her husband Frank, their 9 children Marie (Gary) Zirbes of Port Washington, WI; Anne (Patrick) Bauschelt of New Richmond, WI; Carolyn (Mike) Schreiner of Grafton, WI;, Jean (Dwight) Horner of Brookfield, WI; Frank (Sandy) Wallisch of Hartford, WI; Michael (Barbara) Wallisch of West Bend, WI; John �Jack� (Anne) Wallisch of Brown Deer, WI; Alan (Valerie) Wallisch of Waupan, WI; and Chuck (Lisa) Wallisch of Waubeka, WI, her sister Nancy (Charles) Frahm of Chicago, IL and her brother James (Betty) Collins of Naples, FL; further survived by 23 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7:30PM Friday, May 9 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1800 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington.  The Reverend Thomas Biersack of St. Alphonsus Parish, New Munster, WI will be the celebrant.  Interment St. Mary�s Cemetery, Port Washington.  Visitation 3-7:15PM Friday AT CHURCH with a rosary at 3:30PM.  Memorials to Port Catholic School or Alzheimer�s Association appreciated. 

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