Elaine Walsh Stricker, 94, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012.
She was born December 23, 1918 in Middleton, WI, the daughter of John F. and Anastasia Kennedy Walsh. The family moved to Madison where she lived and attended school. She was a graduate of Edgewood. Her marriage to J Daniel (Don) Stricker took place April 15, 1942 at St. Raphael's Cathedral, Madison. She and her husband resided in Madison until 1959 at which time they moved to Janesville. In 1963 they relocated to Monroe where she was employed by St. Clare Hospital. She served as the Assistant Medical Record Administrator until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of St. Victor Catholic Parish. Elaine was a steadfast UW Badger and Green Bay Packer fan.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Don and her sisters, Gladys Lathers, Florence Walsh, Helen Schaeffer and Bernadine Daniels. She is survived by her four loving children, Marykay S. Tullis of Moraga, CA, Gerard W. of San Francisco, J Daniel of Warren, CT, and Barbra Stricker Studer of Monroe; her thoughtful sons-in-law, Ernie Studer of Monroe and Richard Tullis of Moraga, CA; her caring grandchildren, Katie and Meghan Studer, Charly and Matthew Tullis, Sara Tullis Regan, Erin Tullis Howard and Lilly; her great grandchildren Sierra, Devin, Ryan and Riley Regan and Ty Tullis; her nieces, Ellie Beilmann and Sally O'Malley Lathers; and her nephew, Eddie Daniels.
A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:30am at St. Victor Catholic Church, 1760 14th St, Monroe. Private interment will be at the mausoleum in Resurrection Cemetery in Madison. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with her family from 10:30am preceding the memorial Mass at the church. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorials be made to the Knights of Columbus Badger Camp Fund or the University of Wisconsin Foundation Speech and Hearing Clinic Fund #1254723. Newcomer Funeral Home, Monroe is assisting the family.
Her lifelong sense of style is undeniable. And until we meet again, may God bless her and hold her in the palm of his hand.