Wendy S. Dalzell

Aug. 30, 1949 – Feb. 25, 2010

Wendy S. Dalzell (nee Kappel) of Waukesha peacefully passed away Feb. 25, 2010, at the age of 60. She lost her fight with lung cancer early Thursday morning at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Wendy was born Aug. 30, 1949. She was the precious daughter of Elmer Kappel and Mildred Brach (nee Kelley).

Most of her life, Wendy devoted her time to raising her children, caring for grandchildren and her parents. She also worked for many local companies such as The Freeman and until last spring, she worked as a custodian for the Waukesha Public Library.

Wendy’s warm and giving heart will be missed by all who knew her. Her love for her family and her desire to keep them in her everyday life was always most important to her. She was the glue that kept her large extended family together.

She is survived by her son, James (J.D.) Johnson, and daughter, Kellie (Barry) Ernst, both of Waukesha. She is also survived by her brother, Dennis (Carol) Kappel of Tennessee. She is further survived by her beautiful grandchildren, Dakota, Sara, Kaitlin, Amber, Autumn, Brandon, Bradley, Ashley and Brady. She is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, brothersin-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, an aunt and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; brother Wayne Kappel, sister Virginia Schulz, grandson Barry Ernst Jr. and Nephew Danny Kappel.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Saturday, March 6 at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road, four blocks south of Interstate 94 at Highways J and JJ, Waukesha.

Memorials can by made directly to the family.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view an online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.