Sunday, July 29, 2007

Obituary: Theresa A. (Coghlan) Acker - Class of 1952

MIDDLETON - Theresa A. Acker, age 73, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2007. She was born on Feb. 10, 1934, in Rochester, Minn., the daughter of William and Ada (Hunter) Coghlan. Theresa was a 1952 graduate of Madison Central High School. She had worked at a number of grocery stores in the Middleton area and later before retirement she worked for the State of Wisconsin, Department of Revenue. Theresa had a variety of interests which included sewing whenever she could, taking pictures whenever the opportunity came, and traveling, with a major highlight, their trip to Ireland. She loved her family dearly and treasured most watching her grandchildren in their activities with her husband. Theresa is survived by her husband, Linus, of 52 years; two sons, Patrick (Kathy) and Christopher (Ellen), all of Cross Plains; four grandchildren, Dustin (Carleen), Kaila, Zachary and Kaitlyn; a sister, Margaret Ballweg; and a brother, Jim Coghlan. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel; her parents; and several brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2007, with Monsignor Joseph P. Higgins and Father Tom Kelley concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Peter?s Cemetery, Ashton. Family and friends may call from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2007, at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, and also on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Theresa's sister, Margaret Ballweg and her daughters, Kathleen and Georgette Ballweg, Monsignors Doug and Adrian, Father Tom, Sister John Rose, HospiceCare and Home Health United for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HospiceCare, Inc. or to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School Endowment Fund in Cross Plains. Miss Me-But Let Me Go, When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a, gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set-free. Miss me a little-but not too long, And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me-but let me go. For this is a journey, that we all must take, And each must go alone, It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely, and sick to heart, Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrows, in doing good deeds. Miss me-but let me go. Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Centers 7435 University Ave (608) 831-6761

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