Lois V. Ristow

Jan. 28, 1931 Sept. 2, 2009

Lois V. Ristow of Waukesha died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age 78. Lois was born Jan. 28, 1931, the daughter of Ray and Delores (nee Stingle) Mueller.

Lois was a devoted member of St. William Catholic Church. Flowers and gardening were two of her favorite hobbies she liked doing in her spare time. Lois traveled to Rome and enjoyed taking bus tours. She embraced learning how to use new gadgets such as televisions, loved capturing life events by taking pictures and took great pleasure in the simplicity of gambling. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her friends and family. 

Lois leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Jan (Gregg) Janke of Waukesha, Diane (Doug) Spencer of Waukesha and Barb (Bill) Ryder of Maceo, Ky.; her sons, Ernest Ristow Jr. of Waukesha and Steve Ristow (Tammy) of Sussex; her brothers, Raymond (Marlene) Mueller of Sussex and Ken (Dorothy) Mueller of Tacoma, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and counting; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bruce Mueller.   

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 9, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Curt Frederick will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow at St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha. 

Memorials are appreciated to St. William Catholic Church or the Schoenstatt Sisters, W284-N404 Cherry Lane, Waukesha, WI 53188. 

Cesarz, Charapata and 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 card of condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.   

(Freeman Sept. 5, 2009)