In Memory

Kathleen Bruch (Thomas) - Class Of 1970

Kathleen Bruch (Thomas)


Kathleen Jo Thomas

1952 - 2015

Kathleen Jo Thomas, 62, of Kenosha, passed away on Monday, May, 25, 2015, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

She was lifelong resident of Kenosha and was born on Nov. 4, 1952, the daughter of the late Joseph and Yolanda (Ricchio) Bruch. Kathy attended local schools and was a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph High School.

On June 16, 1981, she married Ralph W. Thomas.

Kathy spent ten years working in the office at Morelli Overseas Export. She then worked in the traffic department of Massey Ferguson in Racine and the next 28 years she worked for Kenosha Joint Services, 14 years as a dispatcher and 14 years with the records department. She retired in 2012.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and their Ladies Society. She enjoyed helping out at the church festivals, making the homemade noodles and working at their spaghetti dinners.

Kathy loved trips to Las Vegas (30 times) and staying with her sister Jeanie. She also enjoyed playing bingo in Vegas and with her friends at Pete's Place in Kenosha. She also enjoyed spending time with her special niece Amanda Steele, her lifelong close friends Marlene Beronich and Jackie Krifka and hanging with her husband Ralph. 

She is survived by her husband Ralph; step daughter Tracie Thomas of Holly Hill, Fla.; and step son, Kevin Thomas of Port Orange, Fla.; she is also survived by her four sisters and three brothers: Jeanie Zahn of Las Vegas, Alice Cipollini, of Ogden, Utah, Alberta (James) Steinhoff of Racine, Wis.; Carol Steele of Kenosha; Joseph Bruch of Kenosha; Tom (Allegria) Bruch of Las Vegas; Keith Bruch of Las Vegas; five nephews and three nieces, and many good friends. 

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 1, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Proko Funeral Home. Family and friends are asked to meet at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church on Tuesday for 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers memorials to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church or First Step would be appreciated by the family.