Shirley J. Van Every

Sept. 6, 1923 - April 26, 2008

Shirley J. Van Every of Brookfield died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital at age 84. Shirley was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 6, 1923, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Reuter.

Shirley was a graduate of West Division High School. She enjoyed walking, running, playing tennis, cooking and traveling.

Shirley will be deeply missed by her son, James Van Iveren of Waukesha; sister, Margaret (Walter) Nollen of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and nieces, Carol FitzMaurice of Nashotah and Cindy Martin of Wauwatosa. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Van Every Sr.; her parents; brothers, Clarence, Oliver and Ralph Reuter; and sisters, Corrine Johnson and Evelyn Grothoff.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service Thursday, May 1, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Catholic Charities, 741 Grand Ave., No. 210, Waukesha, WI 53186, are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit