Blanche M. Kucera (nee Matoska), died at Amita LaGrange Memorial Hospital on Oct. 27, 2017. 

A Brookfield resident since 1940, Ms. Kucera graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School in 1947. She, along with her husband, Louis, worked at the Brookfield Federal Savings & Loan (now Citibank) on Ogden Avenue for many years as an administration assistant. 

Ms. Kucera enjoyed traveling, creating needlepoint art works and tending to her flower garden, especially her roses. 

She is survived by her husband, Louis E. Kucera; her sons, Louis R. Kucera and James P. (Karen) Kucera; her grandchildren, Robert and Lauren Kucera; her sister, Marilyn (Frank) Adams; and her brother-in-law, Robert Kucera. 

Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home, 3847 Prairie Ave. in Brookfield, on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 3 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Private inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

The family appreciates memorials to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21741-5014.

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