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Stefanie Palese (nee Spolowicz)

Stefanie Palese | Bruskiewitz Funeral Home

(Nee Spolowicz) Passed away peacefully at her residence in Milwaukee on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. She was born August 20, 1949 in Karlsruhe, Germany to her late parents Ivan and Anastazia (nee Olijnyk) Spolowicz. She immigrated with her family to the United States in 1956, sponsored by St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Stefanie is the beloved wife of Dr. John Palese, Sr. Loving mother of Dennis (Lynn) Olijnyk. Loving step-mother to John, Jr. (Angie) Palese, Lisa (Paul) Leister, Sarah (Jeff) Thomson, Linda (Al) Baker and Luke Palese. Survived by Adam, Anastassia and Ava, as well as 10 other grandchildren. Further survived by siblings Irene Skornia, John Spolowicz, Ann Marie (Aurelio) Mesa, Joseph, Michael and Paul Spolowicz and Helen (Augusto) Gamboa, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her sister Rosalie Enk. Funeral services will be held Thursday from the funeral home at 11:30 AM to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, S. 11th St. & W. Washington St. for the Holy Mass at 12:30 PM. Private interment Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 9:30 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church are suggested.

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