Frances J. ‘Fran’ Berner

April 30, 1916 - Aug. 28, 2006

Frances J. "Fran" Berner of Waukesha died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at Tudor Oaks Health Care in Muskego at age 90. Fran was born April 30, 1916, in Waukesha, the daughter of Frank and Mary (nee Price) Kohler.

Fran married Laurence Berner on July 2, 1938. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, worked at Waukesha Motor and then retired from Delzer Lithograph in 1968. Fran and her husband, Laurence, resided in Englewood, Fla., for 20 years. Laurence preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers and two sisters.

Fran will be sadly missed by her children, Bryce (Renee) Berner of Kalispell, Mont., and Kathleen Keller of Wind Lake; grandchildren, Debbie (John) Chapman, Joe (Lynne) Keller, Susan (Richard) Klabunde, Jeff Berner and Cheryl (Michael) Kaye; great-grandchildren, Robert (Giselle), Chris (Janelle), Kali, Heather, Rebecca, Mathew, Thomas, Timmy, Megan, Katie, Alexis and Samantha; great-great grandchildren, Jordan, Trevor and Tyler; brother-in-law, Cullen Casey; and sisters-in-law, Mary Wright, Eleanore Berner, Madeline (Ralph) Johnston and Eileen (Bob) Mathis. Fran is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until a 7 p.m. vigil service Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues at the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. until the 9:45 a.m. procession to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery immediately following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Fran’s name may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6130 W. National Ave. Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53214, or Vitas Hospice, 2675 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 480, Wauwatosa, WI 53226.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.