Croatt, Bernice Margaret "Bea" Born to Eternal Life on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the age of 92. She was the first of four children born to Rosalia and Peter Steffen. Bea came into the world in Fredonia, WI in 1924. She married Bill Croatt in 1946 and raised four children, Gary (Sharon), Kathy, Ann (Steve) and Jan. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth (Geraldine) and Grandchildren: Ryan Croatt, Chase Padgett, Elizabeth Croatt Johnson(Nick), Ross Padgett, Jesse Weiss and one great grandchild, Jack Johnson. After Bill's passing in 1970 she moved to Scottsdale, AZ and retired from Dillard's Department Store 25 years later. Her family was her greatest treasure along with her church choir in which she sang from the age of 17 until just a few years ago. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, January 9, at St. Maria Goretti Roman Catholic Church, 6261 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale 85250. Burial will be in Port Washington, WI at Saint Mary Cemetery with her beloved husband, Bill (+ 1970) in the spring of 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Vincent de Paul Society appreciated.
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