Pearl F. Stefan

Dec. 19, 1922 - Sept. 6, 2009

Pearl F. Stefan of Waukesha died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at home at the age of 86. Pearl was born Dec. 19, 1922, the daughter of Paul and Martha (nee Falk) Sanger in Hartford.

On Oct. 19, 1940, she married Ralph Stefan. Pearl enjoyed volunteering at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Linden Heights. In her spare time, she loved bowling, camping and traveling. Pearl was loving, kind and helpful to anybody she came in contact with. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and friends. Pearl will always be remembered and greatly missed for her loving kindness.

Pearl will be dearly missed by her children, James (Linda) Stefan of Wautoma, Geri Blessinger of South Carolina, Dorothy Wiese of Waukesha and Lynn (Wayne) Ferreira of Massachusetts; grandchildren, James D. (Kimberly), Jeffery (Kathy), Lori (Mike) Sayles, Teri (Todd) Fariss, Todd (Kristin) Wiese, Scott and Trish Ferreira; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann Henner of Arizona and Alice Stefan of California; brother, Paul Butch Sanger of Oconomowoc; and a dear friend, Wally Przeworski.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; five brothers; one sister; and one son-in-law, Tom Blessinger.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Cesarz, Charapata, & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The funeral Mass will follow at 5:30 p.m. at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. William Key will be officiating. A private family burial will be at St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials are appreciated to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2600 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 320, Milwaukee, WI 53226.

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, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.