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Noreen P. Desing

Died: Thursday, October 04, 2012
Age: 88
Noreen P. Desing, 88, Evergreen Parkway, Elkhorn, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center.

She was born May 13, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Gibbs Hicks. She graduated from Lake Geneva High School with the class of 1942. On June 6, 1945, she married Robert C. Desing in Lake Geneva. Bob died July 4, 1999. The couple farmed in the town of Geneva for more than 41 years, retiring in 1983.

Noreen was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Elkhorn. She enjoyed traveling, knitting and watching sports, especially Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.

She is survived by her brotherís children, Julie (Steve Gabor) Stokes, Jay (Mary Beth) Hicks and Jeanine (Joe) Kopecky; Howard (Coe) Reynolds, the son Noreen never had; and sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Desing and Sr. Shean Marie Desing. She is further survived by a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bob; and two brothers, John and Lauren Hicks.

Funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 8, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elkhorn, with the Rev. David Rau officiating. Burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery, East Troy. Visitation Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Home, Elkhorn, and at church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be made in Noreenís name to the church. The online guest registry is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.

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