Margaret L. ‘Peggy’ Abbott

March 28, 1913 - Feb. 8, 2008

Margaret L. "Peggy" Abbott, 94, of Waukesha, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. Peggy was born March 28, 1913, in Waukesha, the daughter of John and Leah (nee Jenson) Williams.

She was united in marriage to John Budzien on May 14, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1964. Along with her husband, John, she owned and operated Budzien and Sons Grocers in Waukesha. She later married Alan "Tip" Abbott on Nov. 15, 1973. He preceded her in death in 1992. Peggy also worked at Estberg’s Jewelers and Sullivan’s, both in Waukesha. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed volunteer work at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

Peggy will be sadly missed by her four children, Robert (Delcene) Budzien of Mukwonago, John Budzien of Scottsdale, Ariz., Suzanne (Duwayne) Christiaansen of Waukesha and Lee (Tom) Smith of Irvin, Idaho; her grandchildren, William, Christopher, Katherine, Margaret, Jeff, Jennifer, Robin, Courtney, Chele, Tom and Mitchell; and 20 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for Peggy will take place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. William Key will officiate. Interment will immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials may be directed to the Phantom Lake YMCA, S110-W30240 YMCA Camp Road, town of Mukwonago, WI 53149, or to Waukesha County Christmas Clearing Council Inc., P.O. Box 34, Waukesha, WI 53187.

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