Loretta A. “LaLa” Kotowski
(Nee Butzlaff) On May 2nd, 2012, Loretta returned to the Lord and joined her loving husband of 55 years, Raymond. Loretta was born 95 years ago in Greenfield, Wis., the second born of 12 children of William and Frieda Butzlaff. Loretta had a soft heart, and concern for others in need. She was an enthusiastic member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in the past and her religion was a great comfort to her. She was a great cook and made wonderful cheesecakes. She was an excellent crossword “puzzler” and a winner at Scrabble. Ray and Loretta liked to do the Chicken Dance and play Yahtzee together in their later years. She worked at the Milwaukee Blood Center.
Loretta loved life. She loved to celebrate Holy Days, holidays, birthdays or just gatherings with family and friends. She will live forever in the minds of loving daughters Sharon (Robert) Szyba and Bonita (Frank) Javorek; her dear grandchildren Christopher (Julie), Jennifer (Scott) and Jason; her great-grandchildren Ethan and Aaron Szyba, David, Katelyn and Matthew Everson, and Heron and Calypso Szyba. She was a proud sister of Marion (Harry) Kotowski, Bernice, Ferdinand (Janice), Norma, William (Marie), Melvin (Bonnie), Grace (Mike) Meitner, Delbert (Rosie), Gloria Krause, Ronald (Charmaine), and Donald. Also survived by sister-in- law Hazel, brother-in-law Elmer, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 7 at 11 AM, at HOLY APOSTLES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin, with visitation at Church from 9-11 AM.
Special thanks to those who shared a special kindness or a hug or kiss with her at Care-Age Nursing Home. Thanks to the Vitas Hospice ladies who comforted her in her last days. Memorials are suggested to the Activity Center at Care-Age Nursing Home of Brookfield.