WAUKESHA

Emma B. Breu

April 16, 1921 - May 7, 2009

Emma B. Breu of Waukesha died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at AngelsGrace Hospice at age 88. Emma was born in Straubing, Germany, on April 16, 1921, the daughter of Karl and Fanny Bauer. 

She married the love of her life, Alois Breu on June 29, 1940. Emma was a longtime member of St. William Catholic Church, Waukesha. She enjoyed doing crosswords, picture puzzles, her knitting group and phoning her family and friends in Germany. Living at Oak Hill Terrace has been a highlight in her life, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family here and in Texas.

Emma will be dearly missed by her daughters, Brigitta (Rocky) McGrorty of Waukesha and Renata (Fred) Sullivan of Houston; grandchildren, Andy and Ben Ritter, Brigitte (Baldemar) Robledo and Anthony (Laura) Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Christopher, Monique, William and Emma; sister, Hilde Bauer; and other relatives and many friends. 

Emma was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four sisters and a brother.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 13, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.

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

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.

(Freeman - May 9, 2009)