Chester Jack Duckert

Sept. 18, 1926 - May 15, 2009

Chester Jack Duckert of Waukesha died Friday, May 15, 2009. He was born in Waukesha on Sept. 18, 1926, to Arthur and Winifred Duckert.

He served in the Army of Occupation in Japan before graduating from Carroll College and later receiving his masterís in education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Many childrenís lives were enriched by his dedication to education and recreation. He was a YMCA youth director and camp director for many years in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio before returning to Waukesha to become an elementary educator. His last professional position was as the school principal of Pleasant Hill Elementary before retiring in 1984. He continued to tutor many area children and traveled with his wife, Mary Ann, to the four corners of the United States and parts beyond.

Chet is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; daughters, Cindy Duckert (Bruce Casner) of Neenah, Nancy (Tom) Schulte of Waukesha and Carrie (Peter) Eick of Houston; son, Randy (Jamie) Duckert of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Nathan, Daniel (Miranda), Andrew, Kyle, Benjamin, Kelly, Daniela, Michael and Alexis; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Nola Keslinke.

Chetís family was his greatest joy. A celebration of his life will be held privately by his family.

Memorials may be directed to the Waukesha County Legacy Forest Program for the Fox River Park, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Room 230, Waukesha, WI 53188.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services 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