Elmira M. Cerny, Delavan/Walworth (1922 - 2014)

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

January 20, 1922 - January 16, 2014

Elmira M. Cerny, of Delavan, formerly of Walworth, WI, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014. She was born on January 20, 1922, near Montfort, WI, to John and Mary (Maymie) Minter Laufenberg. She married Stanley Cerny on December 28, 1948 at St. Thomas Church in Montfort. She and her husband farmed on Big Foot Prairie near Walworth for many years. She was an avid member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Fontana, and the Farm Bureau, serving as chairman of the Women’s Committee for 20 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; her parents; and one sister, Verus. She is survived by her sons and daughter: Michael of Sharon, Philip of McFarland, Karen Romero (Adolfo) of Delavan, and Kevin (Susan) of Delavan, all of WI; nine grandchildren: Renee, Megan, Anna, Thomas, Jonathon, Ryan, Emilie, Elizabeth and Nicole; six step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; one sister; Mary Jean Clifton of Montfort; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at TOYNTON FUNERAL HOME in Walworth, WI. Funeral service will be held Monday, January 20, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Fontana, WI. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests memorials to St. Benedict Church for Masses or Aurora Lakeland Medical Center Auxiliary.

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