Denise C. Cheeseman

April 23, 1947 - Sept. 17, 2007

Denise C. Cheeseman of Fort Atkinson passed away peacefully in her sleep at home Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at age 60. She was born April 23, 1947, in Milwaukee, to Harvey and Claire (nee Potter) Hemmen.

She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Three Pillars Masonic Home in Dousman. On April 28, 2004, she married Stewart Cheeseman in their woods in Adams County. She enjoyed writing poetry, fishing, camping, hiking and watching birds. She loved chocolate and was a very talented seamstress. Denise was an avid gardener.

She will be sadly missed by her devoted husband, Stewart of Fort Atkinson. She was also the beloved mother of Mary (Paul) Smith of Waukesha, Scott (Kelly) Mascari of Waukesha, Dave Jr. (Kelly) Mascari of Zion, Ill., and stepson Keith Cheeseman of Milwaukee, and dearest grandma of Matthew, Gavin, Kylie and Jonathan. She is further survived by her father, Harvey (Marian) Hemmen of Milwaukee; brothers, Terry (Susie) Hemmen of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Craig (Sue) Hemmen of New Berlin; as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1969 and stepson Matthew Cheeseman in 2003.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Sept. 20, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.

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