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Irene “Irka” Wisniewski

Irene "Irka" Wisniewski | Bruskiewitz Funeral Home

April 10, 1922 – December 7, 2012 (Nee Cieslak) formerly of Hales Corners, died peacefully of natural causes at the Masonic Health Care Center in Dousman, WI at the age of 90 where she had resided for the past 11 years. Beloved wife to the late Roman “Romanek” J. Wisniewski who we lost too soon in 1985. She is survived by her sister Jayne Caserotti of Florida and sister-in-law Rita Wisniewski. Loving mother of Jeffrey L. (Rebekka) Wisniewski, Lynne J. Bialk, Kevin J.(Beth) Wisniewski. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren , 4 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her brothers Stanley (Lucille), Chester (Eleanore), & Harvey (Lillian) Cieslak. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat Dec. 15 at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Faith Community, 9520 W. Forest Home Ave. Visitation will be held on Friday evening at the funeral home from 5-8 PM with a vigil prayer at 7 PM and at church on Saturday from 9:30 until time of Mass. Irene will be laid to rest next to her loving husband and parents at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery. Irene was a 1940 graduate of Bay View High school. Before marrying Roman in 1946 and then raising 3 children full-time, Irene worked previously as a legal secretary. For many years Irene and Roman owned and operated the Fair Gift Shop on 11th and Mitchell. After her children were grown, she enjoyed working in sales for Bride’s Showcase and Mr. Robert’s at Southridge. Irene loved to travel and go on Cruises with her close friends. She also loved her Cadillac Eldorado; a gift from husband Roman! Faith, family and home were very important to Irene. She was a long time member of St. Mary’s Parish and enjoyed volunteering at the voting poles. She will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made in Irene’s name to the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Assoc. or to the Masonic Health Care Center, 400 N. Main St., Dousman, WI 53118.


  • Susan Rove says:

    Dear Jeff and Rebekka,
    My sympathy to you and your family.

  • Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin says:

    On behalf of everyone here at the Alzheimer’s Association – thank you so much for thinking of us at this time of loss to your family. Memorial donations made in Irene’s name will be put to immediate use serving families and supporting research. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director

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