Charlotte Mae Schauer (nee Clarke)

Sept. 23, 1923 - Sept. 11, 2008

Charlotte Mae Schauer (nee Clarke) of Waukesha passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, in Waukesha, at age 84. She was born Sept. 20, 1923, in Kenosha, to George Edwin and Ella Mary (nee Coolidge).

Charlotte married Ralph Adam Schauer on June 5, 1948.

Survivors include her three children, Mary (Mark) Schoonover, Gerald (Nancy) Schauer and Diane (Roger Butzlaff) Schauer. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Milo, Molly, Kristin and Alison.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Donald Edwin Clarke; and her sister, Anna Jane Dwight (nee Clarke).

Charlotte was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School. She enlisted in the U.S. Naval Service in 1944 and served as a pharmacist’s mate third class for two years. Following the service, Charlotte graduated Carroll College in 1948 and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1968. She was married for 60 years and lived most of her life in West Allis with her husband, Ralph. She taught primary grades for 19 years in the Whitnall School District in Hales Corners before her retirement in 1981.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Sept. 16, at Church and Chapel  Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association of Wisconsin.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

(Freeman - Sept. 13, 2008)