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In Memory of Marie Klotz  Chubrilo

Marie Klotz Chubrilo

June 14, 1912 - February 14, 2010


Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. from the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 4804 7th Avenue.  Interment will follow in St. George Cemetery. 


A visitation will be held on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Marie Klotz Chubrilo, age 97 of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 14, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. 

Born on June 14, 1912, in Kenosha, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Blaha) Klotz.  She attended local schools and in 1934, received a Bachelors Degree in Library Science from Rosary College in River Forest, IL.

On September 24, 1936 at St. George Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Emil Chubrilo.  They were blessed with three children.  In 1953, Emil preceded her in death.

For 24 years, Marie was employed at Grant Elementary School as a kindergarten teacher, retiring in 1977.

Marie's faith was very important to her.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and their Prayer Shawl Ministry.  Marie was also a member of the Catholic Woman's Club, Daughters of Isabella, St. George/St. Elizabeth Christian Mothers, St. George Mission Group, Rosary College Alumni, and the Catholic Junior league.  She enjoyed volunteering her time as a Charter Member of St. Catherine's Hospital Auxiliary and as a Mini Medic Volunteer at St. Catherine's Hospital.

Marie had a love of nature and was a voracious reader.  Her hobbies included bowling, crocheting, gardening, playing bridge, playing the piano and was an accomplished seamstress. 

She is survived by her three children, Frederick (Lila) Chubrilo of Paris Township, Anita Kostas of Kenosha, and Elizabeth (Richard) Zoephel of Kenosha; five grandchildren, Margaret (John) Heidel, Clerrisa (Jason) Layne, Anna Marie Kostas, James (Denise) Zoephel and Fr. Christopher (Sara) Zoephel; and seven great-grandchildren, Audrey, Caitlin, Bridget, Ashley, Taylor, Paul and Trevor.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Marcella, Edith, Eleanor and Rita.



Posted on: February 17, 2010 | By: Tom Hansen

Beth, please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mother.  I lost my Mom in 2008; I can relate to your pain.

Posted on: February 17, 2010 | By: Margaret Heidel

Dear Family, 

Wish that we were there to celebrate Grandmas life with you and to hold you and hug you as we all deal with losing her.  Please know that we are praying for peace for each of you, and that we will be thinking of you all day as you remember her this day.

All our Love, 
John, Margaret, Audrey, Caitlin and Bridget 

Posted on: February 20, 2010 | By: Rev Robert Walsh

I knew Marie well from her days as a teacher at Grant Elementary School. She was a lovely and beautful soul who all the students loved and admired. I am please God gave Marie such a long life. Now, she resides with the Lord she loved so dearly and served so well on her road to the Promised Land.

Posted on: February 23, 2010 | By: Nancy Lindl Kalis

I am a graduate of Mrs. Chubrilo's kindergarten class of 1961. I have wonderful memories of her as my teacher. She was the bright and welcoming presence every afternoon during that important year that I was introduced to formal education. I couldn't wait to go to school where I was greeted with her beautiful smile, twinkly eyes, warm hug and encouraging and supportive words. Mrs. Chubrilo was always a beautiful woman. As a little girl, I remember thinking that she looked like a movie star. Though  I went on to earn a masters degree, whenever I've been asked who my favorite teacher was, the answer has always been Mrs. Chubrilo. Last year while visiting in Kenosha, I attended Mass at St. Elizabeth Church and was thrilled to see her and to finally thank her for giving me such a  memorable start to my education. Mrs. Chubrilo lived a long and full life but will surely be missed by those who loved her. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

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