Vivian M. Cote, 93, passed away January 8, 2020 at the Rainbow Hospice Center in Johnson Creek from complications following a stroke on New Year’s Eve.
She was born at home in Seif Township, WI on July 17, 1926, the daughter of Gerald and Eurma (Bruhn) Davis. She married Raymond Cote on December 27, 1947. He preceded her in death on November 21, 1979. She worked at Cutler-Hammer in Milwaukee for 37 years until retirement and then moved from Waterford to Jefferson. She loved to knit, crochet and sew and won several ribbons at the Jefferson County Fair.
Survivors include: her sister Eleanore Riedl of Jefferson; nieces Bonita (Stan Carlson) Riedlcarlson and Linda Riedl of Jefferson, Rolaine Griffiths of NY, Sharon Foemmel of IL; nephews Bob Sebesta, Rick Sebesta and Randy Sebesta, all of Neillsville; cousins Shirley Sitter of Oshkosh, Judy (Chet) Williams of Oak Creek, Jim Bruhn, JoEllen Gordon and aunt Doris Bruhn of MN. Also survived by several great & great-great nieces and nephews. Her “special” Kenosha family - the Brnak’s, Dan Johnson and Johnny of Madison and many other friends too numerous to mention as well as her current furry companion Smokey.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, brother Sherman, sisters Irene Foemmel, Elaine Sebesta, infant sister Mildred and other aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins.
A special thank you to SSM Health, Jefferson EMS, Fort ER and especially to the Rainbow Hospice staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Rainbow Hospice.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00PM on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Jefferson with Fr. Tom Coyle presiding. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Vivian will be laid to rest at 10:00AM on Monday, January 20, 2020 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Cemetery of Waterford.
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