Joan Senger (nee Yadro)

May 26, 1936 - March 5, 2009

Joan Senger (nee Yadro) of Waukesha died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the age of 72. Joan was born in Milwaukee on May 26, 1936, the daughter of Matthew and Margaret Yadro. Joan retired from General Electric, where she was employed as a secretary for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Big Bend, loved gardening and photography and enjoyed the company of her collie, Riley.

Joan will be sadly missed by her son, Raymond “Butch” Senger Jr. of Waukesha; her daughters, Linda Senger of West Allis and Julie (Kevin) Coffey of Vacaville, Calif.; her grandsons, Matthew (Erin) Senger and Joel Coffey; her sister, Judith (Ken) Van Dillen of Vienna, Va.; her niece, Amy (Brian) Summers, other relatives and friends. Joan was preceded in death by her parents.

A visitation for Joan will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha. The funeral Mass for Joan will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, S89-W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend.

Memorials in Joan’s name may be directed to the church (address above) or to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff on 2 North Oncology at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Dr. Sanchez and the staff at Oncology Alliance for the care and support shown to Joan and her family.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Service 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.