(Nee Gomez) Emma was a strong-minded, kind-hearted, and very generous woman.
She was a wife, a mother of five, a grandmother of 22, a great-grandmother of 47, and a great-great-grandmother of 14. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Emma (Gomez) Ojeda passed away on July 28, 2021, at the age of 98. Emma’s family includes daughters Maria Ofelia Ojeda Cavazos and her husband Francisco Cavazos and Graciela Ojeda Flores and her husband Manuel Flores. Beloved wife of the late Jose R. (Pepe) Ojeda and mother of the late Rosalinda Ojeda Garcia, Norma Ojeda Lopez and Jose (Danny) Ojeda. Emma had 3 siblings, Consuelo, Maria de Jesus, and Roberto who proceeded her in death.
Family and friends will gather at Krause Funeral Home, 12401 West National Avenue, New Berlin, Wisconsin, on Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 4:00 PM – 6:45 PM. Services at 7:00 PM. Additional visitation at Krause Funeral Home on Friday, August 6, 2021, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Burial at Wisconsin Memorial Park to follow.
Emma was born on July 21, 1923, in Brownsville, Texas to the proud parents Felix and Dominga Gomez. Sadly, Dominga passed away when Emma was just 6 years old. Emma was raised by her father and grandparents. Emma would read and write for her grandfather who was blind.
In 1940, Emma met a young man named Jose (Pepe) Ojeda at the beach in Brownsville, Texas. In the same year, they were married on July 5th. They were married for 66 years when Jose passed away in 2006.
As a girl, Emma enjoyed sewing, crafts, and the violin. She had intentions to join the Peace Corp. Her first job she worked at a shrimp factory, Booth Fishery and Trade Winds Shrimp in Texas.
The family ventured out to West Texas, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska and then to Wisconsin to work. Emma saw the many factories in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and knew there was work. Soon they found work and stability. Jose’s family came to Wisconsin looking for the same opportunities that they were given. His family stayed with them. Their families found work and were then settled. Times were hard and space was limited, but Emma offered her home to help others succeed and never asking for anything in return. Emma also worked as a seamstress at Jack Winters and had a knack for creating and sewing. She was excellent at it and was so good at it that she always sewed without a pattern. The company closed and soon she found work and retirement at Miller Brewery for 25 years.
Emma loved to entertain, go to festivals, listen to music, laugh, and just simply be out and about doing her thing. She was a happy person and loved to make others happy too. Very independent, classy, and always well-dressed from head to toe and carried herself very well.
In the end, her family is what mattered most. She wanted for all to love and respect each other. Family is the most important thing and we will make sure to carry that out in her honor.