To Mike DeFazio:
Belva was Mat's daughter. Felix William (aka 'Bill' Koos) was one of Mat's brothers. I have a family tree made up for you and your brothers when we get a chance to meet in Kenosha.
To the Belva "Betty" (Koos) Simmons family,
Our family, ( the children of the late Lillian Rae (Pfefferle) De Fazio.wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We may never have met and you may not know us but we can and feel the agony that you must be going through as we lost our mother just over 2 years ago on August 23,2011. Her 98th birthday will soon be approaching, 10/25/13. Our mother was the daughter of Lillian(Schneider) and Raymond Pfefferle. Her uncle was Wm. F. Koos brother of your mother's father Matt I believe was Wm.'s brother? When our mother's father Ray Pfefferle died when our mother was just 11,(he was a pharmacist) our grandmother, Lillian (Schneider)Pfefferle married Wm. Koos. Yes our mother's uncle became her stepfather as well because 2 brothers married 2 sisters. When 1 sister and 1 brother died then the surviving brother and the surviving sister married. Again we share in the sadness of the loss of Belva"Betty" (Koos) Simmons. We are sure that Betty was a fine lady just as our mother, Lillian was.
The Lillian De Fazio family, Paul(wife, JoAnn) Tom, and myself. Mike, the young(wife, Therese)De Fazio
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.