Jakob Rill

July 20, 1922 - April 22, 2009

Jakob Rill of Waukesha died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at LindenGrove Health and Rehabilitation Center at age 86. Jakob was born in Yugoslavia on July 20, 1922, the son of Jakob and Christina Rill.

In 1952, Jakob and his family immigrated to Waukesha from Germany. He was a charter member of St. William Catholic Church, Waukesha. Jakob’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.

Jakob is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Anna; daughters, Christina Rill of Milwaukee and Anna (James) Bradach of Colgate; son, Frank (Rhonda) Rill of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Erica (Breck), Robert (Julie), Christopher (Julie), Andrew (Courtney), Daniel (Joellen), Lisa (Quinn), Michael (Kristin) and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Magdalena, Kenneth, Logan, Elizabeth, Michael, Cassidy, Bobbie, Madeleine and Jonathan; sisters, Elizabeth Kieffer and Katherine Kanzler, both of Germany; sister-in-law, Marianne Auer; and many other relatives and friends.

Jakob was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Franz, Wendelin and Matthias.

A visitation for Jakob will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. vigil service Sunday, April 26, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker funeral home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass on Monday, April 27, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Jason Lavann will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers memorials to St. William Catholic Church are appreciated (see address above).

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