Florence “Tootie” (nee: Casper) Koderca, 90, of Kenosha, Wisconsin quietly passed away on an early Thursday morning August 25, 2022. Florence was born on April 30, 1932 and was the daughter of Henry and Marie Casper who preceded her in death. Florence was a past member of St. Casimir Catholic Church and attended St. Rita’s grade school and graduated from William Horlick High School. On July 12, 1952 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church she was united in marriage to Frank Paul Koderca, who also preceded her in death.
She will be forever remembered and never forgotten as a devoted, kind and giving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother who gave so much so her family would never go without. Her door was always open to all her children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors and always had food and homemade bakery on the table. Her loss is incomparable, as she will be greatly missed leaving a huge void in all our lives.
Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Frank (Debra) Koderca, Kathleen Irish, Daniel Koderca Sr., and Sandra Duffin all of Kenosha. Grandchildren Ryan Irish, Daniel Jr. and Christopher Koderca, Christine and Kimberly Cantrell and Kevin Koderca. Great grandchildren, Karlie, Austyn, Faith, Skyler, Trent, and Elliot. Great great grandchildren Ashtyn and Ariel.
She is further survived by four loving sisters Betty (Bernie) Brickner, Marionette, Wisconsin, Marilyn (James) Sweigert of Bonita Springs, Florida, Carol Heitzman of Hemit, California, and Genevieve (Art) of Racine, Wisconsin. Close friends May Yee, Gay Belliveau Koenemann, Patricia Matusek Spitzer, and Cindy Soronen Jorgensen.
As a young women she started working for the Oriental Inn. Her many years there produced countless lifelong friendships especially with May and Bob Yee and became a second mom to their five children. For years Florence, the Yee’s, and close friends, who have gone before her, enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, and other casinos. She loved going up north spending time with family and friends and considered these her roots. She adored her parents and siblings and talked of her love and happiness in growing up in the county on north Douglas Road Highway 42.
Interment and graveside services will be private with masses being said in her memory. The family wishes to thank Dr. Janet Chua for her kindness and care and Casey Family Options for their compassion and help during this difficult time.