Barbara Jean Orne

Oct. 5, 1940 - May 15, 2007

Barbara Jean Orne of Waukesha died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at her residence at age 66. Barbara was born Oct. 5, 1940, in Waukesha, the daughter of Frank and Laura (nee Kryzau) Cherek.

Barbara retired from Waukesha Memorial Hospital as a unit clerk after 25 years. Barbara loved to pass the time reading nonfiction books, especially mystery novels.

Barbara will be sadly missed by her husband, William Bill Orne II, and her children, William Bill (Susan) Orne III of Delafield, Kathleen (John) Ostrowski of Missouri and Robert (Angela) Orne of Waukesha. Barbara is survived by her brother, Larry Cherek of Las Vegas, Tom (Sally) Cherek of Waukesha and Bill Cherek of Arizona; her sisters, Lucy Rubringer of Waukesha, Grace Roller of Oklahoma, Mary Moose of Waukesha and Kathy (Bill) Rohrbach of Texas; her grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Samantha, William IV, Joshua, Nicholas, Harley, Zackery and Tanner; and many dear, loving friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Domanic Bud, and her sister, Bernice. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Friday, May 18, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Leonard Barbian will be officiating.

Memorials in Barbaras name may be directed to the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite #200, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

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.