Elizabeth J. Read, Lake Geneva, WI
September 21, 1940 - February 14, 2017
Elizabeth J. Read, 76, of Lake Geneva, WI passed away to eternal life February 14, 2017 at Aurora Lakeland Hospital, Elkhorn, WI. She was born September 21, 1940 in Elkhorn, daughter to Joseph and Anthea Stearns Welch. Ahe was united in marriage on June 23, 1959, in Elkhorn, to Clarence B. Read. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales, Lake Geneva, WI. She loved to go hiking and back packing, an avid member of a book and bridge club.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband Clarence; puppy daughter Molly, Loraine “Lori” (Craig) Seabrooks, Gilbert, AZ; sons: Clarence Michael (Jacki) Read of Phoenix, AZ, Jeffrey Maurice Read of Anchorage, AK, and Timothy Theron (Julie) Read of Bloomingdale, IL. As well as ten grandchildren: Aundrea Boyd, Heather Lawson, Cortney, & Clarence Garrett Read, Jeffrey Brandon, Alexander and Amber Read, Aileen, Kylee, and Justeen Read; and five great-grandchildren: Ellie Elizabeth and John Graham Lawson, Branson and Barrett Boyd, and Jeffrey Read. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anthea Welch, Clarence & Madalyn Read; and puppy Jessie.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday February 18, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Bishop elect Fr. Jim Schuerman in Elkhorn, WI. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday February 17, 2017 at the Steinke-Lazarczyk Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, WI. The Steinke-Lazarczyk Funeral Home & Cremation Services are assisting the family with the arrangements.