WAUKESHA

Donald D. Crouse Jr.

Jan. 21, 1958 - March 17, 2007

Donald D. Crouse Jr. of Waukesha died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 49. Donald was born Jan. 21, 1958, in Waukesha, the son of Donald Sr. and Adeline (nee Bucholtz) Crouse.

He was married July 31, 1984, in Waukesha, to Yolanda Camacho. Donald was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Waukesha. He was an avid lover of music, played in a band, was a song writer and organized Christmas caroling. He also liked to play cards and dice. Donald’s sense of humor made him the life of the party. Fishing and campfires at his beloved lake home on Lake Camelot was one of his favorite places to be. Donald wrote and sang the theme song for the television show "Wisconsin Waters and Woods." Donald was a proud sponsor for the 2005 Champion Black Ice indoor football league. His greatest loves in his life were his wife, children and family.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, Donald Sr.; mother, Adeline; and a special aunt, Auntie Q.

Donald is survived by his wife, Yolanda; children, Donald III and Jessica of Waukesha; and his dog, Kadie Jo. Donald is also survived by his sisters, Susan (Tom) Senn and Cindy (Bill) Rossman; nieces and nephews, Billy (Megan) Rossman, Michelle Senn, Melinda (Matt) Bublitz, Mike Senn, Lindsey Rossman and fiance Dustin Schommer; and great-niece, Madelyn Bublitz. Donald is also survived by many more close family members and friends.

Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Thursday, March 22, at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha.

Memorials are appreciated to the family.

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.