Carol J. Riley
May 11, 1928- Oct. 27, 2009
Carol J. Riley, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 81. She was born May 11, 1928, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Gustave and Esther (nee Klatt) Janzer Jr.
Carol was a 1946 graduate of Holy Angels Academy. On Aug. 21, 1948, she married Robert A. Riley in Milwaukee. She was a charter member of St. Maryﾕs Catholic Church. For many years, she was very active with the Waukesha Service Club and enjoyed her many bridge friends. Carol was an exceptionally talented cook, baker and seamstress and devoted her life to her family.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Kathleen (Donald) Ketterhagen of Lake Geneva, Mary Ellen (J. Michael) Ramstack of Lunenburg, Mass., James (Ann) Riley of Dousman, Carolann (Jeffrey) Kneser of Wausau and Colleen (J. Matthew) Holland of Dellwood, Minn. She was the loving grandmother of D. Robert (Mary) Ketterhagen, Paul (Jaime) Ketterhagen, Joseph (Tammy) Ketterhagen, J. Kevin (Adrianne) Ramstack, Kathryn Ramstack, Jennifer (Marty) Stewart, J. Paul (Alexandra) Riley, John Matthew Riley, Molly Riley, Jacob (Krystal) Kneser, Kathleen and Laura Holland and proud great-grandmother of Wilhelm, Milo, Joe Jr., Riley Grace and Colin Ketterhagen and Baby Stewart, who is due any day. She is further survived by her brother, Richard P. Janzer of Apple Valley, Calif., nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on July 7, 2006, and grandson, Joseph Patrick Holland.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. vigil service Friday, Oct. 30, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at St. Maryﾕs Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. Entombment will follow at St. Josephﾕs Cemetery.
Memorials in Carolﾕs name are appreciated to the Waukesha Civic Theatre, 264 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186, or St. Joseph Medical and Dental Clinic, 826 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.