Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Therese “Tracy” Marie Gautsch
Service: February 15, 2014
Therese “Tracy” Marie Gautsch
Therese “Tracy” Marie Gautsch, 1936 – 2014, of Watertown, was taken to her heavenly home on Thursday, February 13, 2014. She died at her home with family present, one and a half years after her terminal illness diagnosis. She valiantly lived her full life with honor and respect until she was no longer able to continue.
Therese attended Catholic schools from Holy Trinity grade school, Aquinas High School and Viterbo College in La Crosse, earning a Bachelor’s degree. As a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration (Sister Evelyn - FSPA) taught grade school in various communities around Wisconsin and Iowa. She attended graduate school at UW Milwaukee and Ohio State Universities and received a Masters degree. She settled down in Watertown and embarked on a 30 year career with the Watertown Unified School District, enabling children to achieve at a higher level.
Activities and community involvement such as Kiwanis, AAUW, Euterpe Music Club, Wisconsin Education and Retired Teachers Associations and hobbies such as travel, music, arts and gardening rounded out Tracy’s life as well as spending time with her loving family and friends. Therese belonged to St Bernard’s parish and was involved in small discussion groups, lecturing activities and Winterfest programs.
Funeral services are being arranged by Hafemeister Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Watertown. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Visitation will be at 9:30 AM on Saturday, February 15th, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown, followed by the funeral being celebrated at 11 a.m., officiated by Father David A. Desmond.
Interment will be at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery on Monday the 17th at 10:00 AM.
Memorials are suggested to the Friends of the Library or to the charity of one’s choice.
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