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Maureen Kay Burton Lautz

April 5, 1943 - May 2, 2017
Racine, WI

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Visitations


Monday, May 8, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
Holy Communion Lutheran Church
2000 West Sixth Street
Racine, WI 53405

Services


Monday, May 8, 2017
11:00 AM CDT
Holy Communion Lutheran Church
2000 West Sixth Street
Racine, WI 53405

Burial will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Madison, WI at Forest Hill Cemetery at 11 am. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Maureen's life.

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

In lieu of flowers, donations to: Holy Communion Lutheran Church
2000 West Sixth Street
Racine, WI 53405

Racine Vocational Ministry
214 7th Street
Racine, WI 53403

or your favorite charity

Life Story / Obituary


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Maureen Kay Burton Lautz died unexpectedly of a stroke on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Racine, Wisconsin at the age of 74.

Maureen is survived by her husband of 50 years, Donald Lautz; children: Jennifer Lautz (Brad Hightdudis) of Wauwatosa, WI and Greg Lautz (Ann) of Racine, WI; siblings: Robert Burton (Dolline) of Georgetown, TX and James Burton (Sharon) of Madison, WI; grandchildren: Nicholas and Kate Hightdudis of Wauwatosa WI, and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends. She is preceded in death by parents Roy and Myrtle Burton of Madison, WI.

Maureen was born on April 5, 1943 in Madison, WI. She graduated from Madison West High School and worked as a dental assistant before marrying Don, a corporate attorney, in 1967. After moving to Racine, WI, Maureen stayed at home with her children for several years before starting a varied career, including work as a teacher at Little Lamb Nursery School and an administrative assistant at Lincoln Lutheran Home. Maureen attended Concordia University in Mequon, WI as an adult student and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Management, magna cum laude.

Maureen loved working with people and helping anyone she could. She was an active and dedicated member of Church of the Redeemer, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and, most recently, Holy Communion Lutheran Church, all in Racine. Maureen held many volunteer positions in her churches and the community, including lay ministry, Meals-on-Wheels, church committees, food pantry, Sunday school administration, greeter, and various roles at local hospitals. Maureen’s final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

A funeral is scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11 am at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 West Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53405 (http://hopeonahill.org/), with visitation at 10 am. Burial will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Madison, WI at Forest Hill Cemetery at 11 am. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Maureen’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Holy Communion Food Pantry at 2000 West Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53405, Racine Vocational Ministry at 214 7th Street, Racine, WI 53403, or your favorite charity. Condolences can be sent to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home at 803 Main St, Racine, WI 53403 (www.meredithfuneralhome.com/).

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