Rhonda E. Katzke

March 9, 1965 - April 21, 2008

Rhonda E. Katzke of Waukesha received her angel wings Monday, April 21, 2008, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at age 43. She was born March 9, 1965, in Milwaukee, to Marvin and Bernadette (nee Kaczor) Calba.

She was a 1983 graduate of James Madison High School in Milwaukee. Rhonda received her associate’s degree at Milwaukee Area Technical College as an administrative assistant. She had worked for Milwaukee Medical, Mutual of America, the American Lung Association and the Waukesha County Technical College Dental Hygiene Clinic, all as an administrative assistant.

On Oct. 24, 1992, she married Andrew Katzke at St. Peter Emanuel in Milwaukee. She has been a member of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church since 2003, where she was involved in Prayer Shawl Ministry and the Altar Guild. She was a wonderful baker and won many blue ribbons at the state fair. She volunteered at Prairie Elementary School, where her son Matthew attends sixth grade. Rhonda was very involved in the Riverwalk for Breast Cancer.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Andrew, and their son, Matthew, both of Waukesha; parents, Marvin and Bernadette Kaczor of Milwaukee; and sister, Renee (Lee) Newman of Sussex. She is further survived by her mother-in-law, Rose (nee Jankowski) Katzke of Milwaukee; and brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Louis Katzke.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2016 Center Road, Waukesha, with the funeral service at 1 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. As a celebration of life, casual dress and bright colors are suggested.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 2 North Oncology Wing and Medical Oncology.

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