Animals Pets 13

Marlene Ann (Swintkoske) Kralovetz

May 8, 1935 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 87)


Marlene Ann Kralovetz, age 87, of Ellisville passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Silver Leaf Manor where she resided for the past few years. She was born on May 8, 1935 in Kewaunee.  

She graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1953.  She then married her high school sweetheart, Jim Kralovetz Sr. on January 22, 1955 and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1998.

She worked in the meat department of  Piggly-Wiggly store in Kewaunee for many years until retiring.

She and Jim enjoyed snowmobiling, the Green Bay Packers, stock car racing and especially spending time with her family.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law: James Jr. and Nancy Kralovetz  and Dan Kralovetz, rural Kewaunee; two daughters and one son-in-law: Barbie Kralovetz and fiancé, Super Dave Graunke, Tisch Mills and Shelli and Robert Waechter, Ellisville; ten grandchildren: Tara Stewart, Kelly Kralovetz, Kristin Helms, Tina Kralovetz, Kevin Kralovetz, Tracy Kralovetz, Amanda Chevalier, Robby, Matthew and Bailey Waechter, nine great grand children, Brandin and Morgan Stewart, Brookelin and Braelyn Chevalier, Albee and Madelynn Helms, Brady Herlache, Jaxon and Silas Shoen and baby LeCaptain expected June 22, one sister-in-law, Dorothy Suess, Mishicot. One nephew, Lee Suess, two nieces, Kathy Theiss, Sherry Nebel. Her cousin, Sr Madonna Swintkoske, her lifelong friend, Eleanor (Barrette) Hansen and her cat, Molly and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Debbie Kralovetz, her parents, Frank and Mabel (Novotny) Swintkoske, her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Edward and Adeline (Shimanek) Kralovetz, brother-in-law, Edward Suess

Friends may call after 9:00 a.m Monday, June 27 at St. Joseph/St. John Church, Pilsen until the time of services.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Dennis Drury, assisted by Pastoral Minister, Christal Wavrunek at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Krok.  

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The family would like to thank the staff and resident friends of the Silver Leaf Manor and Unity Hospice for the care and friendship that they gave Marlene.  A special thanks to Christal Wavrunek for the time she spent with Mom.

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June 27, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Joseph/St. John Church
E860 Hy. 29
Luxemburg, WI 54217

Mass of Christian Burial
June 27, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Joseph/St. John Church
E860 Hy. 29
Luxemburg, WI 54217
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