Vivian C. Roberts (nee Eckstein)

May 12, 1915 - March 14, 2007

Vivian C. Roberts (nee Eckstein), a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at LindenGrove Health Care Center at age 91. Vivian was born May 12, 1915, in Brookfield, the daughter of the late Anton and Gertrude.

She was a founding member of St. William Catholic Church, a member of the Christian Mothers and St. Vincent DePaul. Vivian loved the outdoors. She especially loved gardening, baking and assisting others.

Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; her parents; and brothers, Eugene, Victor, Paul, Leo and Edward Eckstein.

Vivian will be sadly missed by her children, Irene (Tyler) Sorensen of Waukesha and John Roberts of Cary, Ill.; grandchildren, Eric and Jessica Sorensen; sister, Ursula Schiller of Pewaukee; and sisters-in-law, Lillian, Grace and Judy Eckstein. She is further survived by many relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. funeral service Saturday, March 17, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Leonard Barbian will be officiating. A private family burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials in Vivian’s name can be made to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 7068, Merrifield, VA 22116-7068. Masses are also appreciated.

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.