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Bernadette Foote

October 29, 1922 — August 18, 2016

Bernadette L. Foote (nee Tyczkowski Kasza) of Oxford was born to eternal life on August 18, 2016 at age 93. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 25 years, Joseph Kasza of Milwaukee who passed away in 1965, their beloved son, James Kasza who died in 1999 and her triplet great-grandchildren: Charlotte, Nile, and Noble who passed away in 2015. Bernadette is also preceded in death by her treasured second husband of 34 years, Harry J. Foote of Oxford who died in 2000.

She is survived by her daughter, Marcia Kasza, brother, Eric Tyczkowski, and sister, Natalie (Carl) Tucholka. She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren, Claire (Brian) Peters, Jeanne (Anthony) Kasza-James, Timothy (Amy) Kasza, Kyle Matusinec, and Colette (Tom) Walsh, eleven great- grandchildren, Samantha, Alexandra, Marina, Reese, Emma, India, Avalon, Rianna, Kayla, Michael and Elena, and two great-great grandchildren: Sophia and Gwendolyn (due in October). She is further survived by her many nieces, nephews, and step-family: Charles Foote (d. 1969), Wendell (Delores) Foote, Karen (Julius) Julson, Lyndon (Ruth) Foote, niece, Judy Larson and her many wonderful friends who were as close as family and meant so much to her.

Bernadette, "Bernie" to her friends, was born on October 29, 1922 the eldest of the nine children of Joseph and Charlotte Tyczkowski. She grew up and married in Milwaukee, where her children were born. Bernadette and Joe moved to Oxford in 1953 and opened the Stop and Shop grocery store under the fondly remembered DX sign. After the store closed, she worked in the Oxford Grade School cafeteria, the Green Giant canning factory, Oxford Convalescent Home, and Coddington's/Borud's Hardware, from where she retired from at 70+ years old.

In addition to working hard, she dedicated her life to serving her community. She volunteered at the Village Library, the food pantry, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 6003, St. Ann's church, and many other community events like the Corn 'N Tater festival. She knew all her neighbors and her family lovingly referred to her as the "social secretary" of Oxford. She was a proud member of the "Happy Hookers" crochet club and the Monday morning coffee clutch at Frannie Mae's. She will long be remembered for her sly humor and sharp wit. Her capacity for love was beyond measure and she will be deeply missed by those who had the honor of knowing her.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernadette Foote will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm at St. Ann Catholic Church in Brooks. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Father Francis Dias and Monsignor John Hebl will concelebrate the Mass and interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

In remembrance of Bernadette's life of giving to others, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to be made in Bernadette's name to:

Oxford Fire Department PO Box 221 Oxford, WI 53952 C/O Chief Tim Houslet

Marquette County EMT, Inc. PO Box 224 Montello, WI 53949 C/O Kathy Beahm, Treasurer

Marquette County Food Pantry N2973 State Rd 22 Montello, WI 53949 608-297-3124

VFW Post 6003 N3250 1st Drive Oxford, WI 53952 608-586-4347

Tivoli Assisted Living Resident Transport/Van Fund 2805 Hunters Trail Portage, WI 53901

The family expresses their deep appreciation to the dedicated staff at Tivoli Assisted Living in Portage for their loving care.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Oxford and Montello is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com

Previous Events

Visitation
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
St. Ann Catholic Church of Brooks

2929 St Anns Ave
Oxford, WI 53952

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
3:00 PM
St. Ann Catholic Church of Brooks

2929 St Anns Ave
Oxford, WI 53952

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