Margaret A. Keating

July, 2, 1928 - Feb. 13, 2006

Margaret A. Keating, 77, of Waukesha, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 at LindenGrove Health Care Center.

She was born July 2, 1928 in Clark, S.D., the daughter of Carl and Dora (nee Kistenmacher) Kretzschmar.

Margaret was united in marriage to Edward J. Keating, Jr. on Sept. 20, 1946 in Huron, S.D. She was employed at Amron, Product Miniature and retired from Generac. She was a member of St. Markís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha.

Margaret will be sadly missed by her children: Ron Keating of Waukesha, Sandra Bureta of Rhinelander, Betty Mihlbauer of Waukesha, Ken (Cynthia) Keating of Oconomowoc, Laurie (Jim) Straw of Hartford and Denny (Marilyn) Keating of Waukesha; grandchildren: Brian (Radhika) Keating, Ron (Molly) and Tom Bureta, Katie (Jim) Haupert, Jessica (Collin) Martin, Jamie Mihlbauer, Jeremy and Brett Keating, Justin and Dwayne Dare, and Jake Keating; step-grandchildren: Nick and Joellen Stilwell; great-grandchildren: Wylder Bureta and Brianna Keating; sister Dorothy Dirksen; brother, Leroy (Mary) Kretzschmar; sisters-in-law, Wava Kretzschmar and Deloris Ford; and brothers-in-law, Lowell Pederson, Cleat Stevenson and Raycroft Keating.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, who died April 5, 1999; her parents; her son; John Keating in 1983; her sisters Carol (George) Korkow, Marjorie Pederson and Geraldine Stevenson; and her brothers Clark, Don and Carl Kretzschmar.

A special thanks to the staff of Linden Grove Health Care Center and Seasons Hospice for the care they gave Margaret and her family.

A funeral service will held Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, Feb. 16, from 4-8 p.m. and also Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place immediately following the service at Prairie Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Margaretís name may be directed to Seasons Hospice or the Alzheimerís Association. For additional information, please call the funeral home at 262-542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave condolences go to www.waukeshafuneralhome.com.