Dusti Marie Ferguson

Dusti Marie Ferguson, 36, of Milwaukee, found peace Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007.

She was the loving mother of 7-year-old twins, Ashley and Riley. She is also survived by her father, "Dusty;" stepmother, Maureen Ferguson; mother, Shirley Olson; stepfather, Dan Olson; loving companion and partner, Michael Klapperich; brothers, Christopher Olson and Dana (Rebecca) Ferguson; and sisters, Kara (Gordon) Gaylord, Jody Ferguson and Gina (Boone) Bell. She is also loved by aunts and uncles; three nieces, Marli, Emalynn and Olivia; four nephews, Jake, Trent, Oliver and Brody; her grandparents, Frank Barbieri, Martha Olson and Donald and Carol Tresedder; many other relatives and friends; and especially her four-footed friends, her dog, Alvin, her cat, Julia, and her guinea pig, Moonpie.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Floyd and Martha Ferguson, Cecile Barbieri and Harry Olson Jr.

Dusti was a loving mother who was a devoted, passionate and strong woman. She was a strong supporter of the Milwaukee Park System and promoted Milwaukee business growth. Dusti was currently employed at the Shepherd Express newspaper as its marketing director.

Memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial trust for the twins will be set up by her parents.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

She is deeply loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

(Freeman - Dec. 5, 2007)