Obituary for Kathleen R "Kathy" Haller (Wienke)
Kathleen R. Haller, 72, of Kenosha, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at United Hospital System-Kenosha Medical Center Campus.
Born in Kenosha on November 13, 1944, she was the daughter of Vernon and Elizabeth (MacDonald) Wienke. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, she was educated in local schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School.
In 1970, she fell in love with Gary F. Haller and they were married on July 2, 1971. Gary preceded her in death on January 11, 2011.
She was employed as a cashier for Sentry Food Store and as an Estimator for Otto Nelson & Sons. Kathy was a member of St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, Past President of PTA for Kenosha Unified Schools, State Board and President for 2 years. Kathy was proud to have been one of the first women in the Rotary Club, President of Women’s Network, Community Manager for Muscular Dystrophy Drive in Dearborn, MI, Salvation Army Advisory Board and first Woman President. Job’s Daughter’s Council for 4 years, Emergency Planning Committee for Kenosha County, and three terms of the Kenosha Unified School Board. She was a Certified Paralegal and was a Victim Offender Restoration Project Volunteer.
Surviving is her daughter, Megan Burgess; two sons, Erin (Heather) Haller and Daniel Haller; and her step son, Brett (Lisa) Haller; step daughter, Georgia (Eric) Phillips; her mother, Elizabeth Wienke; one brother, David Wienke; 9 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters and a great-grandson, all of Kenosha.
She was preceded in death by her father, husband, and two brothers, Vernon and Robert Wienke; and a step daughter, Christie Truax.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, at Proko Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be held privately Green Ridge Cemetery.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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