Verna ‘Dolly’ M. Wise

June 28, 1922 – June 27, 2010

Verna "Dolly" M. Wise of Waukesha died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Waukesha Springs at the age of 87. She was born in Baraboo on June 28, 1922, to Charles and Saddie (nee Paige) Sanders.

On July 8, 1944, she married John F. Wise in San Diego, Calif.; he preceded her in death March 30, 2006. She loved knitting and made a collection of sweaters, blankets, comforters and dishcloths and had a large teapot collection. Dolly loved to wear hats for all occasions.

She will be sadly missed by her children, John (Sandra Lee) Wise of Madison and William (Deana) Wise of Oconomowoc, and her sonin-law, Peter Bach of the town of Genesee. She was the dear grandmother of eight grandchildren and fond great-grandmother of 10 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sisters, Myrtle "Mert" Christensen of Waukesha and Evelyn "Ev" Martin of Waukesha; sister-in-law, Virginia "Ginny" Miller of Byfield, Mass.; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, John F., she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Katherin Wise Bach on July 16, 2000; and two brothers, Melvin and Earl Sanders.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, June 30, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Howard Haase will preside. Graveside services will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

A special thank you to Betty Tio, Dolly’s special friend, who visited her daily at the nursing home. We would also like to thank Dr. Michael Lunde and Waukesha Springs and staff for their wonderful care of Dolly for nearly six years.

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.