Elsie Margaret (nee Bredl) Latzke

April 25, 1923 - Sept. 18, 2006

Elsie Margaret (nee Bredl) Latzke, 83, of Brookfield, a former resident of Okauchee for 54 years, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. She was born April 25, 1923, in Milwaukee, a daughter of Frank and Martha (nee Thurow) Bredl.

Elsie graduated from Hartland High School. She was united in marriage to John G. Latzke in Ashippun on Aug. 29, 1942, and was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hartland.

She is survived by her children, John (Joy) Latzke of Broken Arrow, Okla., Charles (Kathy) Latzke of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Robert Latzke of Johnson Creek (friend Kim of Whitewater); 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; special caregiver, Marcia Channer; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, four sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 W. Capitol Drive, Hartland, with the Rev. Stephen Ristow officiating.

Memorials are appreciated to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hartland.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit