Shirley Behrens

July 12, 1927 - March 26, 2007

Shirley Behrens of Waukesha died Monday, March 26, 2007, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital after a short illness at age 79. She was born July 12, 1927, in Sparta, the daughter of Albert and Violet (Gaines) Oswald.

Shirley spent most of her life taking care of her home and family, but she did find time to show off her specialty as a cook in a number of dining establishments in and around Wisconsin. She married her husband, Doug, on Oct. 14, 1945. Shirley currently resided along with her husband at Waukesha Springs Rehabilitation Center.

Shirley will be sadly missed by her husband, Doug; children, Roxy (Bill) Jaeger, Sue St. Clair, Marcia (Douglas) Ensinger, Charlene Barrera, Barbara Sprang, Gail (Marc) Riser, Brenda (Rex) Aldrich, Jeff (Danell) Behrens and Julie (Joe) Luera; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral service Thursday, March 29, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Dick Oberley will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to the family. Condolences may be sent to 1514 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53189.

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.