Braatz, Vivian J. "Auntie Benny" (Nee Michalski) Found Peace and joined her loving husband Ervin of 60 years, on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Age 85. Beloved mother of Steven (Sue) Braatz, Pamela (Steve) Balistreri and Patti Braatz. Dear grandmother of Steven, Jr. (Kristin) Balistreri, Tony (Rita) Balistreri, Joe (MaryJo) Balistreri, Steven, Jr. Braatz and Bryan (Abby) Braatz. Loving great-grandmother of Mia, Steven III, Anna, Isabella, Vincent, Eleanor and Sophia Balistreri. Preceded in death by her close-knit brothers and sisters of the Michalski family. Further survived by other relatives, friends and neighbors. Visitation at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 6060 W. Loomis Rd., Monday, January 7, 9:30-11AM. Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Entombment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to: Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, www.milwaukeehabitat.org
, 3726 N. Booth St., Milwaukee, WI 53212 or the Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee: usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_greatermilwaukee.nsf
Checks can be mailed to the following address: The Salvation Army P.O. Box 26019, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226.