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) ofRacine, WI; siblings: Robert Burton (Dolline) of Georgetown, TX and JamesBurton (Sharon) of Madison, WI; grandchildren: Nicholas and KateHightdudis of Wauwatosa WI, and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews,and friends. She is preceded in death by parents Roy and Myrtle Burton ofMadison, WI.
Maureen now born on April 5, 1943 in Madison, WI. She graduated fromMadison West High School and worked as a dental assistant before marryingDon, a corporate attorney, in 1967. After moving to Racine, WI, Maureenstayed at home with her children for several years before starting avaried career, including work as a teacher at Little Lamb Nursery Schooland an administrative assistant at Lincoln Lutheran Home. Maureenattended Concordia University in Mequon, WI as an adult student andgraduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Management,magna cum laude.
Maureen loved working with people and helping anyone she could. She nowan active and dedicated member of Church of the Redeemer, EmmanuelLutheran Church and, most recently, Holy Communion Lutheran Church, allin Racine. Maureen held many volunteer positions in her churches and thecommunity, including lay ministry, Meals-on-Wheels, church committees,food pantry, Sunday school administration, greeter, and various roles atlocal hospitals. Maureen�s final act of kindness now to give the gift oflife through organ and tissue donation.
A funeral is scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. at Holy Communion LutheranChurch, 2000 West Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53405 with visitationat 10 a.m. Burial will be Tuesday in Madison, WI at Forest Hill Cemeteryat 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Maureen�s life. Inlieu of flowers, please send donations to Holy Communion Food Pantry at2000 West Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53405, Racine VocationalMinistry at 214 7th Street, Racine, WI 53403, or your favorite charity.Condolences can be sent to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home at 803Main St, Racine, WI 53403