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Alice T. "Theresa" Saunders Wittwer Phillips
Alice T. "Theresa" Saunders Wittwer Phillips received her heavenly dancing shoes May 1, 2012 at the age of 81. She was born in Monroe, Wisconsin July 20, 1930; the daughter of Edward and Mathilda (Sonderegger) Saunders. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1948 and from Green County Normal Teacher's College in 1950. Her first teaching position was at Zentner School in Monticello, and she continued to teach in South Milwaukee until her retirement in 1995. Theresa married Clarence Wittwer May 31, 1952 at St. Victor's Catholic Church in Monroe. After Clarence's death in 1967, she married Herb Phillips in Milwaukee in 1969. She is survived by her son Paul (Laurie) Wittwer, step-children, Merle (Julie) Phillips, and Lou Ann (Perry) Valle; her brothers, Tom (Ann) Saunders, Dick (Doreen) Saunders, Eugene (Lila) Saunders, and sister in law Marybelle Saunders. She was proceeded in death by her husband Clarence Wittwer and Herb Phillips; brother, Francis Saunders; sister and brother in law Katherine and John Cosgrove, and sisters Betty Busser, and Leona.; her step daughter Lillian and husband Louie Zick.

Mass of Christian Burial Thursday May 17th at 12:00 pm at Divine Mercy - 800 Marquette Av., South Milwaukee. Rev. Steve Varghese celebrant. Visitation Thursday, at the Church, from 10:00 am until time of Mass. Burial will be Friday, May 18 at the Calvary Cemetery, Monroe, Wisconsin at 12:00 pm following the burial there will be a Celebration of Life for Theresa at the Moose Lodge in Monroe from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Theresa always had a smile on her face, and a great story to tell. She had an amazing sense of humor and a zest for life. She was an incredibly kind and generous woman, who loved all those she met in a most sincere way. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. We love you dearly. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or MS Society appreciated.

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