Kwiatkowski Funeral Home
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Omro, WI 54963
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Mildred Backes Wier Balistrieri

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Balistrieri, Mildred Backes, Wier Mildred decided to join her family and friends in heaven, just 20 days before her 96th birthday. She was born December 3, 1917 to Anthony and Barbara Backes. Mom always said that she was so lucky to have had two loves in her life. Her first love was her high school sweetheart, the late Arthur Wier, 1965. With Art, she had six children. Barbara (Gordon) Vold, William Wier deceased, Mary deceased (George) Aberi, Rita (Alan Kostrzak, Judy (John) Thanas and Donald Wier. The second love of her life was the late Peter Balistrieri, 1993. Peter brought with him his seven children. That brought our family to an even dozen. Ann (Harry) Marmurowicz, Mary (Ronald) Staver, Grace (Robert - deceased) Elliott, Ida (Frank) Marmurowicz, Thomas (Wendy) Balistrieri, Rita (Robert) Larson and John (Lori) Balistrieri. Mildred was blessed with 32 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Mildred had a unique ability to accept the many challenges and changes in her life and gave loving support to her children and grandchildren with a unique listening ear, not without an opinion, but always with love. Mildred's service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 730 Madison Ave, Omro on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Visitation from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow with Sr. Pam Biel and Rev. Joseph Mattern officiating. A gathering will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, 7301 West Nash Street in Milwaukee, WI, on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Kwiatkowski Funeral Home 425 Jefferson Ave., Omro (920) 685-2207
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Nov. 15, 2013
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