Norma G. Wellhausen Ferge

Dec. 24, 1916 - Sept. 13, 2006

Norma G. Wellhausen Ferge of Wauwatosa died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at age 89. She was born Dec. 24, 1916, in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Norma graduated college as a registered nurse and dedicated her life to taking care of others as well as her family. She graduated before World War II and served honorably in the Navy as a nurse. After the war, Norma worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee but preferred private-duty nursing. She then worked and retired from Sage Nursing Home as a supervisor. Even after retirement, she continually kept up on medicine and enjoyed reading medical journals. Norma loved her independence and was a strong individual.

Norma will be sadly missed by her son, Charles (Lynne) Wellhausen of Waukesha; two grandchildren, Kimberly (Gregg) Schmidt of Waukesha and Kari Wellhausen of Bay View; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Andrea Schmidt; as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Willard Wellhausen, in 1963; second husband, Robert Ferge, in 1994; daughter, Lynn Marie Wellhausen, in 2002; two sisters; and two brothers.

A private memorial service for Norma will be held at AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc. Interment will be held at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, W223-N608 Saratoga Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at AngelsGrace Hospice for their loving care and concern.

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.