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In Memory of Josephine 'Josie' King


Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at church

Funeral Services

11:30AM, Friday, September 23 at Nativity of The Lord Catholic Church, 3672 E. Plankinton Ave., Cudahy WI

Josephine “Josie” King, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, age 86 of Greenfield, WI died September 18, 2016 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson. Josie was born on October 12, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the daughter of Joseph and Theresa (Rapant) Wavrinec. She was raised in Cudahy where she attended school. On May 28, 1949, she was united in marriage to Donald R. King in Milwaukee to which two daughters were born; Barbara and Betty. Josephine worked as a receptionist/bookkeeper for Marine Bank, which would later become Chase Bank in Milwaukee.

She loved baking; her cherry cheesecakes and kolachkies were favorites. She loved all sorts of music and playing the piano gave her great pleasure. She enjoyed gardening; both flower and vegetable gardening. She also enjoyed taking photography and always had a special place in her heart for animals.  Survived by her daughters, Barbara A. King, Betty J. (Stan) Quinn; grandchildren, Jacob (Corina) Eufinger, Andrea (Matthew) Hollis, Derek Eufinger, Myles (Rachel) Eufinger, Sarah Quinn, Joseph Quinn; great-grandchildren Landon & Josephine Hollis; dear friend, Ken Eufinger; and other extended family & friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Donald.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30AM, Friday September 23 at Nativity of The Lord Catholic Church, 3672 E. Plankinton Ave., Cudahy WI. Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at church. Burial Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Memorials to Humane Society. 

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    • Dear Barbara and Betty,
      I met your mother back in the early 80’s when she was our phone receptionist at the old Cudahy Marine Bank. I sat right in front of your mom’s station that held her massive telephone system. No matter how many calls came in at one time, your mom handled each call professionally and with ease. She knew every extension by heart and seemed to know where everyone was at any time. Of course I met your mom my first day when she greeted me with a big hello. Once I settled in a bit, she asked me about myself, where I lived, what I’ve done before Cudahy Marine, all that small talk stuff. So nice, so interested in me. She made me feel so welcome! In talking she discovered that my dad, Bob Selky, was a school friend of hers from Bay View. She was so tickled to find that out! And of course, my dad remembered her as well. He called her “Josie” and remembered her as being “so nice and so sweet”. (At work we called her Jo.) Your mom was special as you well know. When my grandfather (my mother’s father) passed away in 1984, I had already transferred to a different Marine Bank. I received a beautiful card with a hand-written note from your mom. I still have that 30+ year old card with your mother’s beautiful handwriting. It is in the family bible with all of the little memorial cards announcing the death of loved ones. It meant so much to me that I felt it was well deserving of a place in the family bible. When my mom passed away in 1995, it had been over 10 years since I saw your mom. Yet, to my amazement, I received a card from Sacred Heart Memorial stating they received a gift from your mom in the name of my mom. Along with that card was another hand-written note. Even now, when I read it, it tugs at my heart. So sincere, so understanding of what losing someone means. I don’t remember if I wrote a special note back on the thank-you card…I hope I did. I know, though, that I never told her how wonderful it was to know her and how much her simple acts of kindness meant to me. I’m sure she knows now. Your mother was truly one in a million. My thoughts are with you both. Rest in peace, Jo.

    • I am so sorry to hear of Cousin Josie’s passing. She was always so sweet…….always smiling. I will always treasure my memories of visits to Wisconsin. Praying for perfect peace for Josie and comfort for Barbara and Betty and families. Love and hugs.