Catherine M. ‘Cathy’ Bengtson

Nov. 18, 1955 - May 10, 2006

Catherine M. "Cathy" Bengtson of Waukesha died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at AngelsGrace Hospice at age 50. Cathy was born Nov. 18, 1955, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth Kitzinger.

Cathy married Roger Bengtson on May 1, 1976, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Wauwatosa. Cathy found her calling in life when she became a teacher. She was a math specialist in the study center at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. She had recently graduated from Carroll College with a master’s in education. Cathy was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She loved traveling and visiting historical landmarks. She was passionate about her family and friends.

Cathy will be sadly missed by her husband of 30 years, Roger; her son, Brian (Amy) of Madison; her daughter, Christine of Waukesha; her mother; her brothers, Michael, Lawrence (Christine) and James (Sandy) Kitzinger; her sister, Carol (Andrei) Alexandrescu; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Val Rykowski, Sue Gengenbach, Debbie O'Brien and Pat Heinz.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Saturday, May 13, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha.

Memorials in Cathy's name may be directed to Medical Oncology, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188.

Special thanks to Dr. Gilberto Rodrigues and the entire oncology staff at Waukesha Memorial for the wonderful care given to Cathy.

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.