Elizabeth Avina Katzner

Sept. 21, 1916 – Aug. 25, 2010

Elizabeth Katzner of Waukesha passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at LindenGrove Nursing Home. Elizabeth was born Sept. 21, 1916, the daughter of Herman Bartz and Ida Kieckbusch. Elizabeth was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and was an avid sports fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Elizabeth will be dearly missed by her daughters, Judy (Dan) Edlhuber and Marsha Smith; and Steve Smith of Waukesha. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Georgine (Mike) Kuehl, Christine (Tim) Grossmann, Brook (Amy) Smith and Joel (Vickie) Smith; and great-grandchildren, Kyle, Blair, Tyler, Erica, Ashley, Ryan and Wyatt; and her great-greatgrandchild, Lillian. Elizabeth also leaves a niece, Marlene Rucinski, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Martin Katzner; and her brother, Frederick Bartz.

Visitation for Elizabeth will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Aug. 29, in the Trinity Room at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha, with the Rev. Scott Oelhafen officiating. Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, in Prairie Home Cemetery, Prairie Avenue in Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Elizabeth’s memory are appreciated to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at the above address.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning 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.