Audrey Dietrich

Audrey Dietrich passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009, at age 80.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; son, Frederick; brother, Robert (Lois) O’Connell; and sister, Dorothy (Norb) Witkowiak.

Audrey is survived by her children, John (Kim) Dietrich, Carlotta (Robert) Johnson and Mary Beth (Mark) De Back, and brother, Harvey (Carlotta) O’Connell. She was the proud grandmother of Michelle Meredith, Kimberly (Michael) Perry, Shawn (Stacy) Dietrich and Andrea (Jason) Bauknecht and great-grandmother of Cameron, Brittany, Christopher, Colton and Annessa. She is further survived by Claudia Dietrich, nieces and nephews, godchildren and many special friends.

After living most of her life in Milwaukee, Audrey lived in Waukesha for the last seven years, where she made many friends. Before retirement, Audrey was employed at the Milwaukee Journal as co-manager of classified ads. Audrey was known for her devotion to her family, her positive attitude and her upbeat sense of humor.

The family wishes to thank the many dedicated caregivers at the Froedtert Hospital transplant and endocrine clinics.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, and from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, June 19, at the church. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Milwaukee.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Froedtert Hospital Foundation/Transplant Center, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226.