Georgiana “Georgie” L. Rotunda (1947-2013)

Georgiana Rotunda


        Georgiana (Georgie) L. Rotunda, age 66, a resident of Kenosha, died Monday December 23, 2013 at Aurora Medical Center.


        Georgie was born July 25, 1947 in Kenosha to Francis J. and Minnie “Mae” (Moldenauer) Ziehr. She attended Friedens Lutheran School and graduated from Bradford High School.


         On May 10, 1969 she was united in marriage with Thomas Rotunda in Kenosha. Outside of raising her family, she worked as a housekeeper for many years for Total Cleaning.


        Georgie was a very joyful person. She loved to go out dancing with her friends and to hear her husband play in bands. She loved to go to concerts and went with Thomas to see Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin when they first met. She enjoyed “Scoopin’ the Loop” with her sister Donna and going to car shows with her family. Georgie had a passion for wrestling on TV and everyone knew not to disturb her while she was watching.


Christmas was Georgie’s favorite time of year and her family remembers how much she loved it. She was very fond of her Westies; Peaches and Precious and her “grand-dogs” Lucy, Sam, Lila, Woofie, Kain and Choochoo; and her grand cats Ibanez and Mikey.


Georgiana is survived by her husband Thomas, her son Jason and her daughter Kelly as well as her brother Rodney (Susan) Ziehr and her sister Donna (Glen) Wilson.


She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother William “Bill” Ziehr.


        Funeral services will be held on Monday December 30, 2013 at 6:00PM at the Kemper Center Founders Hall. (6501 3rd Avenue) Visitation with the family will be held on Monday in Founders Hall from 4: 00PM until the time of services. Burial will take place on Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 10:00AM at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family will be appreciated.


Thoughts for Georgiana “Georgie” L. Rotunda (1947-2013);

  • Tom, Kelly and Jason.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know she will forever be in my heart as well as you. She was a very wonderful women with a golden heart. Love you all.. xoxox

  • Charmayne Horton says:

    I cannot remember when I first met Georgiana. I am sure it was before her marriage to Tom. I think it was at St. Lukes church , Such a joyful person and I am sorry she is gone.

  • Dear Tom, Jason, and Kelly,
    You have my deepest sympathy! I will always remember Georgie smiling and dancing up a storm! I am so very sorry for your loss!

    Jonnie Uttech

  • Diana Van Daalwyk says:

    I was so saddened to read about the loss of Georgi in the paper. Georgi and I were classmates at Friedens and at Bradford. Please accept my sincerest sympathies.

  • Lisa (Matrise) Sinda says:

    Uncle Tom, Kelly & Jason,

    You have know idea the impact your family has had on my life while growing up. Aunt Georgia played a huge part of my life and was with me through childhood, grade school years, Christmas celebrations, our wedding and baby showers. Growing up I stayed at your home a lot in the summer and weekends during grade school years. She sure put up with my wild side with Kelly and yet let us sleep all day and get ready to go out at night anyway. She sure had patience with us watching MTV all night and swimming till morning time with loud music blaring at any given moment. Aunt Georgia will never be forgotten and always remembered for her smile and laughter. I am so thankful we were able to stay connected for so many years. Aunt Georgia also meet our boys and watched them grow up too. They will also hold a memory of Aunt Geogia that will live in their hearts as they remember swimming at your home in the summer time, with the 50’s music playing in the background too. I will cherish the last conversation I had with Aunt Geogia forever. Thank you for the peanut butter TWIX bars all those years and the encouraging talks that went with them…it sure helped me. I will miss you Aunt Georgia. Love you and your memory will be with me forever!!

  • I met the Rotunda’s early in my teaching career. Georgia was a protective Mom. Jason was my student at Bullen. Jason became a friend and soon I met his Dad Tom. The three of us became model building friends. They are one of the nicest families I know. My condolences on the passing of your Mom and wife. Your friend, Dean.

  • The members of the Richard I. Bong Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society express our deepest sympathy to our members Tom and Jason and to the entire Rotunda family on this sad occasion. May you all find peace.

    Paul Boyer
    Richard I. Bong Chapter

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