Mary Jane Pankratz

July 26, 1916 - March 29, 2008

Mary Jane Pankratz of Waukesha died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Waukesha Springs at age 91. She was born July 26, 1916, in Waukesha, the daughter of Alexander and Rose (nee Kappes) Pankratz.

She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where she sang in the St. Joseph choir for many years and participated in the Catholic Study Club.

She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, John David Pankratz of Margate, Fla., Jim (Ann Bingham) Pankratz of Wauwatosa, Ann (John) Otto of Waukesha, Sue Moederndorfer of Waukesha, Jane Dewar, Phyllis (Dr. Conrad) Andringa of Madison, Mary (Fred) Hess of Waukesha and Chris (Gary) Meyer of Delafield. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Dunne of Waukesha, along with other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Eugene, Sam, Leon, William and Norbert Pankratz, and her sisters, Helen Biwer, Rosalie O’Neil, Florence Pankratz, and Marie Pankratz.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. vigil service Thursday, April 3, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue Friday, April 4, at the funeral home, with prayers at 10:15 a.m. followed by procession to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, for an 11 a.m. funeral Mass. Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials in Mary Jane’s name are appreciated to St. Joseph Catholic Church (address above).

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