June 12, 1936 — February 8, 2018
RACINE — Josephine (Josie) Nancy Literski, 81, joined her parents, Donato (Dan) and Angelina D'Acquisto, and siblings Anthony (Tony) D'Acquisto, Salvator (Sam) D'Acquisto, Grace Dacquisto, and Ada Scheuerman in the afterlife on February 8, 2018. Josie passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a fierce fight against cancer.
Josie was born in Racine, Wisconsin on June 12, 1936. She was a proud graduate of Horlick High School, where she enjoyed playing basketball (even at the wee height of 5' 2”). She worked hard her entire life as a store and food service supervisor; she cared for Veterans and individuals with developmental disabilities. Josie valued higher education (“Get that piece of paper!”) and was very proud of her family. Josie was an avid Packers (“Go Pack Go!”) and Braves fan; enjoyed live shows, movies, playing cards, dancing, reading, and embroidery; and was always up for an adventure or traveling.
Her family — Paula Owens (daughter), David Owens (son-in-law), Thea Johnson (granddaughter), Rhea Owens (granddaughter), Lhea Owens (granddaughter), Michael Johnson (grandson-in-law), Thomas Motl (grandson-in-law), Cubbie Bear (great grandpuppy and buddy), Angeline (Angie) Marano (sister), Beatrice (Bea) Welz (sister), and Joseph (Joe) D'Acquisto (brother), and many nieces and nephews — and friends will remember her fondly and hold her in their hearts.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m., the prayer service at 12:00 noon, and a luncheon will follow. Family and friends are welcome to join for a celebration of Josie's life. Memorial donations can be made to the family.
The family would like to thank Angie Marano, Bea Welz, Marie Philopulous, Pat Coulter, Laurie Mahnke, Dr. Mullane and staff, Dr. Wolf, and the Hospice Alliance Team for their assistance and support.
Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Avenue
Racine, WI 53402