I was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Muskego with my parents and younger brother. In high school, it was common to learn shorthand from a dictating machine, typing class was taught on the new IBM Selectric typewriters, and the business classes learned how to use the old-fashioned mimeo machine. You know, the machine that made bluish purple copies which also had a very noticeable smell. I’ve always worked in some type of office setting. After meeting and dating my to-be husband, I was confirmed at St. Lucas in Milwaukee. Alex & I were married at St. Lucas in 1983. God blessed us with 4 beautiful children. Once our children were old enough that I could work outside of our home again, I worked part-time at various businesses in the area. In 1999 I became the church & school secretary at St. John’s, where I still serve today, for almost 18 years, but now as the office manager. Our 3 daughters are married and have families of their own. Our oldest daughter is a veteran who served as a medic in Baghdad during the Iraq war and currently is an RN. Our second daughter is a 3rd grade teacher and serves at a Trinity Lutheran School in Brillion, WI. Our third daughter is the director of the International Program at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Our son has worked hard and is a Milwaukee Paramedic/Fire Fighter. Alex & I are currently blessed with 5 grandchildren and our sixth grandchild is due late in 2016. As an empty-nester, I enjoy gardening, reading, spending time with my dad, keeping in touch with friends and family, and watching the Packers!
My Hope for St. John’s Church
Throughout the years I have memories of stories and conversations with members of St. John’s who have since been called to their eternal home. They told of the history of St. John’s church & school, the traditions of the families, and how our forefathers felt so strongly about spreading the Word of God to our community and the world. One thing has been constant. Jesus is our Savior. With all of the troubles and differences of the world today, my hope is that St. John’s will continue to be a place of comfort, pardon and peace for all.
Contact Mrs. Alonte at firstname.lastname@example.org