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Theresa Waack

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Waack, Theresa R.

Theresa R. Waack, went to her heavenly home at the age of 82 on Sunday morning, December 30, 2012 at St. Mary's Nursing Home, formerly of 7506 Carstens Lake Road, Manitowoc.

Theresa was born in Manitowoc on November 29, 1930, daughter of the late Lorena & Isadore Meyer. On May 24, 1952 she married Earl H. Holschbach. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1976. On April 9, 1980 she married Leroy Waack at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc.

She lived a life of generosity in always putting others before herself, especially her family. She worked at Mirro Aluminum until she started raising her family and found herself working at Earl's side on the family farm. When her daughters started working at Club Bil-Mar she joined them and made it a family affair. Upon passing the family farm onto her son, Jeff Holschbach, she began her employment at Manitowoc Automotive, retiring in 1995.

Her life was about serving others and giving back to the Church and community. One way she lived out that mission was the many hours she volunteered at the Manitowoc Health Care Center with the Angel Association. She loved tending the greenhouse and growing many beautiful geraniums, as well as helping out in the gift shop. Another enjoyment was serving at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with the Christian Women and the Prayer Shawl Group. Also, Theresa always looked forward to her swimming class at the YMCA and to meeting the many special people. Theresa and Leroy also enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her husband: Leroy Waack, daughters and sons-in-law: Sandy (Dave) Hardrath, Connie (Dale) Ansorge, Judy (Marty) Bey and Cheri (Randy) DeRoche; son and daughter-in-law: Jeff (Cindy) Holschbach; grandchildren: Sheila Hardrath, Christopher (Angie) Ansorge, Nicole (Tyler) Hochkammer, Jacob & Christal Holschbach, Darin & Shelby DeRoche, Heather (Bob) Nixon, Carissa (Scott) Dembraski; great grandchildren: Braiden & Chloe Ansorge, Carter Hochkammer, Brittany Nixon, and Kaileb Dembraski; sisters: Delores Boeckman, Dorothy (Ival) Grotegut, Clementine Steinhart, Jeanne (Rich) Freeze; brothers: Leonard (Marge) Meyer, Norman Meyer, Donald (Sharon) Meyer, Charlie (Judy) Meyer, Paul Meyer; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: LaVerne (Wayne) Luckow, Gloria Meyer, Allen Mahloch, Lucille Walsh, Rosemary Holschbach, Ethel Meyer, Shirley Holschbach, Clare Ann Wagner, Elaine (Milton) Wetenkamp, Fritz (Ruth) Holschbach; step-children: Kathy (John) Hardrath, Karen (Dennis) Wernecke, Karol (John) Loberger, Leroy (Barb) Waack; step grandchildren: Amanda Hardrath, Jeremy & Brian Wernecke, Jamie (Norm) Hippert, Amy (David) Kmetz, Andrew (Jenny) Waack, Jessica & Amy Waack; and step great grandchildren: Michaela, Issac, Kailey, Wyatt, Addison and Eli.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Isadore & Lorena (Schuler) Meyer; her first husband: Earl Holschbach; children: James, Darlene & Dale Holschbach; sisters and brothers: Luella (Meyer) Mahloch, Harold Meyer, Victor Meyer, Gilbert Meyer, Joseph Meyer; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Rita Meyer, Kathy Meyer, Robert Boeckman, Jack Steinhart, Thomas Walsh, Grace & Harold Holschbach, John Holschbach, Orville Holschbach, LeRoy Wagner and Jerry Holschbach.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community (8100 Brunner Road, Newton). Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Patrick Nelson with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, Newton, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m Thursday, January 3, 2013, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. led by Sister Marlita. The family will also greet relatives and friends Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

A special thank you to all who have visited, offered special prayers and care for Theresa on her final journey in life. You forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Theresa had a great sense of humor that made everybody's day a little brighter. So in her honor, share some laughter today with those you love.

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013
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