Clara L. Chossek joined her Savior peacefully in the early morning of January 14, 2018 at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
She was born August 13, 1918, in Ironton, Michigan to Andrew P. and Ella Kuhn Kline. She had a good, long life enjoying her 99th birthday this past August.
In 1941 she married Walter A. Chossek of Menominee, MI and in 1945 they moved to Port Washington, WI where Walter worked at Wisconsin Electric Power Company. Together they raised a family and enjoyed traveling the US pulling their Avion trailer. Walter preceded her in death February 7, 1986. In 2004 Clara moved to the Lasata Senior Living Campus.
Although trained as a nurse, Clara was a homemaker. She was a member and officer of the Port Washington chapter of Homemakers and an instructor of rug hooking and braiding for MATC. She volunteered for the Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts, quilt making at Christ the King Church and rug braiding at the Lasata Campus. Clara was an avid gardener and an award-winning rug hooker and braider.
Clara is survived by children Margaret (John) Graham of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Walter (Aleta) of Shorewood, WI and son James (Vicki) of Thiensville, WI; grandchildren Alison (Andrew) Galbraith of Vienna, VA, Andrew (Megan) Graham of Littleton, CO, Derek (Lori) Janu-Chossek of Oak Park, IL, Kristen (John) Malecki of Madison, WI, Ben (Wendy) Chossek of Wauwatosa, WI and Brian (Jordana Snider) Chossek of St. Louis, MO and 14 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by three sisters Sr. Bernadette Kline of Milwaukee, WI, Gertrude (Bruce) Kramer of DeKalb, IL and Rogene (Bud) Richards of South Bend, IN, sister-in-law Marion (Chossek) Peters of Reno, NV, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Kline, Frances (Norman) Strassler, and by one brother Edward Kline.
A celebration of life will be held at Noon on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Port Washington, WI. Family will greet friends from 11 am – Noon at the church prior to the service. Memorials to Christ the King Lutheran Church in Clara’s name are appreciated.
The family is grateful to the staff at Lasata Crossings and Lasata Care Center for their kind, attentive care for Clara during her time with them.
We live as Clara lived, in the joy of resurrection and reunions.
POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington, WI assisting the family. Information and condolences at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.
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