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Josephine M. (Neubauer) Meier

March 19, 1915 - April 13, 2017

Service Date: April 18, 2017

Funeral services honoring Josephine’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, beginning with a prayer service at 10:15 a.m. from the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave., Kenosha, WI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2224-45th Street. Private interment will be held in St. George Cemetery.

A visitation for Josephine will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the prayer service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to Aseracare Hospice, 2775 S. Moorland Rd., Ste. 201, New Berlin, WI 53151, would be appreciated.

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Josephine M. (Neubauer) Meier, age 102, of Kenosha, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Kenosha Estates.

Born on March 19, 1915 in Cudahy, WI, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Duchovni) Pondus.  In 1927, her family relocated to Kenosha where she attended local Kenosha schools.

Josephine was united in marriage to Leo J. Neubauer on February 13, 1937, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. They were blessed with three children and 48 years of marriage before he passed away on April 23, 1985.  She later married Herman Meier in Las Vegas, NV on February 24, 1994.  They had four happy years together before he passed away on November 3, 1998.

Josephine was a successful business woman and after working for Coopers/Jockey International for 8 years and AMC/Chrysler Corp. for 2 years, she owned and operated Neubauers Tavern for 10 years and also the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio on 6th Avenue in Kenosha for 6 years.  She officially retired in 1972.

She was a former member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and was currently a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, since March 19, 1999.  While a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church she was a member of their Altar Society and Rosary Society and continued to be active in the Rosary Society at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  She was a member of the First Slovak Catholic Union, the Kenosha Yacht Club Auxiliary, where she served as President for one year.  Josephine was also a member of the Kenosha Women of the Moose Chapter #155, the Kenosha Professional Woman’s Club, the Quota Club, Kenosha Senior Citizen’s Club, the Senior Action Council and the former P.L.A.V. James Smelcer Ladies Chapter #34.

Josephine will be deeply missed by her son, Ronald (Janice) Neubauer; her daughter, Carol Perona; her six grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and former husbands, Leo and Herman; she was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Hahn; her brother, John Pondus and two other siblings in infancy.