SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 8, 2014

Emma L. Vitek, 88


Oak Creek, Wisconsin — Emma L. (nee Feder) Vitek.

Born to Eternal Life on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the age of 88 years. Beloved Wife of Charles F. Loving Mother of the late Marianne Wruck. Dear Grandmother of Sarah E. Wruck and Laura A. (Jeffery) Tess. Great-Grandmother of Jeffery Tess Jr. “Big JJ.” Mother-in-law of Larry D. Wruck. Preceded in death by her parents, Milton S. Feder and Alice (nee Holt). Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Gathering was held Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Vigil at 7 p.m. A Memorial Mass was held Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 7219 S. 27th St.

Emma was a very loving person and her family meant everything to her. She was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1943. She was active in her community. When her daughter, Marianne, came home from school in the second grade wanting to join the Brownie’s, Emma took Marianne to a Brownie meeting. Emma started out as an assistant Troop Leader, became Troop Leader, Neighborhood Chairman, District Chairman, elected to Board of Directors of the Blue Heron Girl Scout Council of Waukesha and became Public Relations Director for the Council. She then was elected President of the Council and served two terms. She was also on the original Board of Directors for the New Berlin Library. Emma served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and she met her soon to be husband at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. She was a life member of Lamster Newmann VFW Post #2787 and now the VFW Post Auxiliary in Pewaukee, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association are greatly appreciated.

ARRANGEMENTS: Heritage Funeral Homes, Oak Creek, Wisconsin. 414-761-2750, www.heritagefuneral.com.