Audrey J. Fansin

Feb. 18, 1928 - Dec. 13, 2009

Audrey J. Fansin, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, found peace with God on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 81. Audrey was born Feb. 18, 1928, the daughter of George and Gladys (nee Hodge) Wallrabenstein. She married George (Bud) Fansin on Sept. 17, 1949. He preceded her in death July 28, 1997.

Audrey was a life member of the Soat-Vergenz Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 721 of Waukesha. She joined under the eligibility of her dad, George Wallrabenstein, in 1944. She was auxiliary president from 1958-59, served as VFW second district president from 1964-65, was the VFW Waukesha County council president from 1970-71 and went on to become VFW department president for the state of Wisconsin from 1976-77. Audrey was the first person from the VFW Auxiliary 721 to achieve this honor.

Audrey is survived by her niece, Janis (Bruce) Werdin of Menomonee Falls; nephew, James (Mary Lou) Jones of Wausau; great-nieces, Michele Molas, Nikki Molas Seder and Alissa (Steven) Grabarczyk; great-great-niece, Montana Seder; great-great-nephews, Miles Jon Seder and Grant Grabarczyk; and godchildren, Christine (Lee) Kott and Brittney Fought. Audrey is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy L. Jones; and brother-in-law, Hylas Jones.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The VFW Auxiliary 721 service will be at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the funeral service immediately following. The Rev. Frank Janzow will be officiating. Entombment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials are appreciated to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 721, for the Cancer Aid & Research Fund, C/O Patricia Hahn, 213 W. Newhall Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

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, visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.

God saw Audrey getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around her and whispered "come to me." She is not dead, she is only sleeping, we leave her in God's keeping.