Holsen, RaMona B. (1931-2013)
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RaMona B. Holsen, age 81, of Kohler, Wisconsin; loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and beautiful woman passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening, August 27, 2013.
RaMona was born on September 2, 1931 in Sheboygan, the daughter of the late Hunter and Lyla Beasley.
She attended North High School where she met, and later married, James J. Holsen on November 20, 1948 at St. Clement's Catholic Church in Sheboygan. She married her soul-mate and was pampered and adored by Jim until the day he died in 2004. She has resided in Kohler since 1954.
RaMona devoted her life to her family until she was an empty-nester. She then went to work for Sills Photography Studio in Sheboygan. When it closed, she had a very successful career at J C Penney's Decorating Studio also in Sheboygan.
She received several regional and national top salesperson awards, resulting in many memorable trips.
To know her, was to love her! Her smile, beauty, kindness, faith and friendly nature won the hearts of all that knew her. She will be most remembered as a loving mother, wife, Nana, Great-Nana and friend. The people and families she touched along the way formed friendships and a new excitement to her life.
She will be long remembered for her leadership, participation, and philanthropic work in the community including: Eucharistic Ministry, Shoreline Woman's Club, The Open Door, several committees at St. John's Evangelist Church as well as, visiting local nursing homes and hospitals bringing food, flowers and love.
RaMona loved a party, dancing and singing. She was involved in many social organizations through the years including her famous bowling team and life-long friends, The Elk's Club of Sheboygan, her Marjan Group, Card Club, Community Players, The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and a huge supporter of the local arts. She was a lively, colorful, stylish, "glitzy" woman with a generous and kind spirit. She will be missed by family and friends alike but will remain in our hearts forever!
Survivors include two daughters: Lynn Ann (Paul) Muccio of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Lona/Gigi (Tom) Kluge of Minneapolis, Minnesota; One son: Jeffrey J. H. (Terry) Holsen; Six grandchildren: Nicholas (Melissa) Kluge, Nina(DJ) Troje, Gina (John) Elmendorf, Mara Muccio, Justin (Gen) Holsen and Jordan (Kayla) Holsen; Eight Great-Grandchildren: Sophia and Sawyer Troje, Alexis and James Kluge, Weston and Violet Elmendorf, Jolene and Juliette Holsen; One sister: Ginni (Fritz) Moenning.
Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by two infants, her son Jason, husband James and sister Gloria Quasius.
Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday morning September 7 at 10:30 A.M. at St John's Evangelist Catholic Church in Kohler. Father Bob Lotz, pastor of the church will officiate.
A visitation will be held at CHURCH prior to the mass from 9:00-10:30 A.M.
A memorial fund is being established in her name for "The Open Door" in Sheboygan, a mental health service and support agency.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.
Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Plymouth
1317 State Road 67 P O Box 535 Plymouth, WI 53073
Published in Sheboygan Press on Sept. 5, 2013