Age 83, passed away peacefully at her home on October 12, 2011. She was born April 7, 1928 in Appleton, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Koestler) Demerath. Theresa was an active member of the William Verhagen American Legion Auxiliary Post 60 for 49 years and served as president, past president, County Counsel, and Badger Girls program, among holding other positions. She received a Community Award in Recognition of Excellence for her community service. Theresa was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kimberly. She was an active member of a Sheepshead Club as well as a Canasta club. She worked at Willie's Red Owl in Kaukauna.
Theresa is survived by two sons: Jeffrey (Patti) Sears of Appleton and Rodney (Lynne) Sears of Madison; a daughter: Roxanne (Cary) Kunda of Menomonee Falls; four granddaughters: Mallory, Abby, Bailey, and Carly Sears; four brothers: Joe Demerath, Mike (Dee) Demerath, Leon (Rosalee) Demerath, Al Demerath; a sister: Betty (Dave) Maas; and sister-in-laws: Gerry Demerath and Betty Sears, as well as cousins, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Raymond; two brothers: Francis (Lorraine) Demerath and Peter Demerath; five sisters: Edith (Russ) Fulcer, Rita (Leo) Bogenschutz, Mary (Elmer) Vander Wyst, Ann (Earl) Van Hammond, and an infant sister Gloria; two sisters-in law: Jan Demerath and Elly Demerath, as well as other relatives.
The funeral liturgy for Theresa will be held at 12:00 NOON on Monday, October 17, 2011, at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, 204 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly. Fr. David Beaudry will officiate, and burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Little Chute. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:00 PM Sunday and again Monday at the church on 11:00 AM until the time of the service. There will be an American Legion Auxiliary Visitation at 7:00 PM Sunday followed by a parish prayer service at 7:15 PM at the funeral home.
Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
204 E. Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136