French Island â€“
Elizabeth Kamrowski, Age 78, passed away October 8th, 2014, after a courageous and difficult battle with cancer. She was born October 18, 1935, in Glasgow Scotland. After high school, she began working at the age 15 at an OAT Cake factory in Glasgow. In 1959 she moved to London, England, with a friend, and began working in the Hotel industry, where she met the love of her life, Edward Kamrowski.
In December, 1960, they were united in marriage at St. Teresaâ€™s Church in Glasgow, Scotland. Shortly after marriage, they moved to the United States, where they started a family in Western Wisconsin. They had four wonderful children, whom she was fiercely dedicated to. The oldest, Elizabeth (Patrick Thompson) Kamrowski, of Brentwood, TN, followed by Laurie (Chris Henke) Kamrowski, of Madison, AL, Ed (Heather Hutson) Kamrowski of Holmen, WI, and finally â€œweeanâ€ Annette (Steele) Kamrowski of Onalaska, WI. She is survived by 9 grandchildren, Taylor Steele, of La Crosse, Mitchell, Ryan and Riley Thompson of Brentwood, TN, and Jordanne, Morganne, and Luke Henke of Madison, AL, Corryn and Colin Kamrowski, of Holmen, WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents John Charleston and Elizabeth (Garrett) 5 brothers, William, Robert, (WWII POW), Charlie, John, George, and her sister Agnus (Charleston). Elizabeth had a kind heart, and was always compassionate towards animals and the Green Bay Packers. Although Ryan Braun got a fair share of scorn from her, she was always a devoted Wisconsin sports fan.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, October 13, 2014, in St. James the Less Catholic Church, 1032 Caledonia St., La Crosse, Wis. Rev. Robert Schaller will officiate. Family and friends may call from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass in the Church on Monday. Family and friends may also call from 4 to 6:00 PM Sunday at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Avenue South. Burial will be at a later date in her home country of Scotland.
Elizabeth had a passion for family and animals, so we ask that any memorials to be sent to the Kamrowski family, who will distribute the funds to her favorite Animal Charities in Elizabethâ€™s name.