Betty Jane (nee Zahnzinger) Keuper

March 6, 1919 - July 8, 2006

Betty Jane (nee Zahnzinger) Keuper, 87, lifetime resident of Waukesha, died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at AngelsGrace Hospice.

Betty Jane was born in Waukesha on March 6, 1919, the daughter of Ben and Edna Zahnzinger. Betty Jane was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ in Waukesha, lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, La Belle Chapter 40 and an honorary member of the North Prairie Firemanís Auxiliary. She also was a past president of the North Prairie Garden Club and a charter member and past president of the North Prairie Lioness Club. Betty Jane enjoyed being a homemaker, but her real love was spending time with her family.

Betty Jane will be sadly missed by her children, Col. Jack (Jessica) Keuper DDS of Beavercreek, Ohio, Nancy (Glenn) Koehn of Waukesha, Rod Keuper of Los Angeles and Penny (Jack) Heywood of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Michelle (Mark) Evans, Karl (Melissa) Keuper, Mary Jane (Roger) Koehn-Sullivan, Susan (Scott) Farkas and Heather and Brian Heywood; her great-grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah, Charles Farkas, Tori, Meaghan and Ian; her step-great-grandchildren, Amber and Cody; brother-in-law, Howard "Huns" Keuper; dear friend, Charles; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Preceding Betty Jane in death are her husband, Walbert G. "Wally" Keuper on Jan. 26, 2002; grandson, Kevin Keuper in September 1988; brother, Robert Zahnzinger and sister-in-law, Bette Keuper.

The family would like to thank the oncology department of Waukesha Memorial Hospital and the staff of AngelsGrace Hospice for the loving care for Betty Jane and support for her family.

The funeral service for Betty Jane will be held today, July 12, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. The Rev. Ralph Schultz will officiate. An Order of the Eastern Star service will take place at 7:15 p.m. Visitation will be today from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice.

For further information, call the funeral home at 542-6609 or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshafuneralhome.com