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Millie Ruth Kaczor

June 18, 1929 — April 29, 2014

Millie R. Kaczor, age 84, of Neillsville, WI died on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.Mildred Ruth Meissner was born on June 18, 1929, at her family's home, near Nasonville, WI the daughter of Ervin Simon and Margaret (Kaas) Meissner. When Millie was very young her and her family moved to the Greenwood, WI area and she then attended the Janesville Settlement School, which was located on Hwy. OO, near the Black River. After finishing school, her and her family moved to Neillsville and Millie began working. She worked at the Merchant's Hotel, Becker's Caf, in the lunch program at St. Mary's Catholic School, as a cook/waitress at Sammie Ball's and lastly for Brian and Judy Schmidt at the White Horse Restaurant. Millie was married twice in her life the first on May 20, 1950 to Robert M. Zschernitz, with whom she had four boys. Robert later died on March 26, 1971. She then married John Kaczor on December 15, 1979. John died on February 14, 1982.Millie was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. She enjoyed collecting cardinals, doing jigsaw puzzles, crocheting and travelling. Millie travelled to all 48 of the continental United States; she also went to Hawaii and Europe. Millie was a great cook and she loved cooking up holiday meals for her family.She is survived by four sons, Eugene Zschernitz of Algonquin, IL, Jim (Jeannette) Zschernitz of Neillsville, WI, Dennis Zschernitz of Loch Lomond, CA and Todd Zschernitz of Neillsville, WI, two step-sons, Daniel (Angie) Kaczor of Neillsville, WI and Cary Kaczor of Neillsville, WI, two step-daughters, Julie (Tim) Smith of Holmen, WI and Darla (Paul) Lang of Hewitt, WI, four grandchildren, Robert (Tracey) Zschernitz, Lisa Zschernitz, Julia Zschernitz and Jack Zschernitz, eight step-grandchildren, Bryce, Adam, Dale, Kelly, Eric, Phillip, Matt and Beth and many great grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Rosie Zschernitz of Marshfield, WI and a brother, Gerry Meissner of Menasha, WI.Millie was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert Zschernitz and John Kaczor, her parents, Ervin and Margaret Meissner, a daughter-in-law, Charmaine Zschernitz and siblings, Arnold Meissner, Hilbert Meissner, Lucy Wilsmann, Lorraine Sternitzky and Baby Mary.A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Millie will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. Rev. Varkey V. Joseph will officiate. Music will be provided by Ronald Resong, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday morning prior to the service at the church. Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Millie's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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