Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, 2224-30th Avenue, Kenosha. Inurnment will follow in St. George Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either St. Peters Catholic Church 2224 30thAve Kenosha, WI 53144, or Milwaukee Serra Club, theserrafoundation.org/donate.
In loving remembrance of our mother who will forever remain in our hearts. Leona R. (Skotski) Werner, 91, passed away on November 17, 2023. Leona was the middle daughter of Leo and Bernice Skotski. She was born on October 24th, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A year later her family relocated to Kenosha. She and her sisters, Patricia and Teresa, were raised in a loving home located in the Harborside neighborhood.
Leona attended St. Casimir Grade School and St. Catherine High School in Racine. When she was 17, while volunteering with a Catholic youth group refinishing a gym floor she caught the eye of Keith Werner. Romance bloomed as they became pen pals throughout his four-year long deployment with the Navy. They were married soon after his discharge on November 27 ,1954. They moved to Racine and raised their six children to adulthood. She was a loving, caring, and dedicated mom and that is what she was most proud of. She did hold various other positions in her working life. Most notably she worked for fourteen years at JC Penny moving her way from the drapery/fabric department to running the customer service desk. She took great pride in her volunteer work with the local Serra Club, an organization that promotes vocations in the Catholic Church. She held various positions within the organization including serving as President for two years. She was an integral volunteer in running the all-city outdoor Mass held annually during the Fourth of July celebrations. She was also a very active volunteer for St. Peters Catholic Church serving as a reader, serving on the women’s committee, and donating hand-sewn doll cloths to the festival every year.
For the last eleven years Leona resided in Casa Del Mar’e. She was a very active resident who served as a resident ambassador. She also loved participating in her card group, arts and crafts, puzzles, baking, and her favorite claim of being a champion Wii bowler.
Leona is survived by her sister, Teresa Fornero, her son Charlie (Janice) Werner, her daughters Margaret (Jeff) Carney, Carol Felgenhauer, Paula Lopez, and Rita (Ed) Lang, as well as her son Nick (Shari) Werner along with her thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Bernice Skotski; her husband Keith Werner, her son-in-law Pete Felgenhauer, and her sister, Patricia Golen.
Leona will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Her kind heart, strong faith, and loving nature will forever be remembered.