Carol A. Rusch
May 31, 1960 – March 28, 2010
Carol A. Rusch of Waukesha left us for the next part of her journey
Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was 49 years
Carol was born May 31, 1960, the daughter of James A. "Tex" and
Carol (nee Ruben) Schoolcraft. She was a 1978 graduate of Mukwonago High
On May 1, 2003, she married Thomas Rusch in Easley, S.C.
Carol was an accounting manager at Payne and Dolan in Waukesha.
She lived a full life, complete with raising horses, playing golf and
being a Packers fan, to developing a firm belief that camping was a hotel
without room service.
She was the beloved wife of Thom; loving mother of Heather Mae and her
three cats, Merlin, Taz and Loki; cherished daughter of Carol Schoolcraft;
dear sister of James R. "Rusty" (Kristine) Schoolcraft and Holly
(Tom) Watts; dearest granddaughter of Edith Palmer; fond daughter-inlaw of
LaVine Larson; sister-in-law of Susan and Edie Rusch; and aunt of Megan,
Ben, Erin, Liz, Brad and Jen. She is further survived by other relatives,
friends and her fellow Spirit Goddesses.
Carol was preceded in death by her father James "Tex" and her
loved ones Benny, Jet and Trapper.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. funeral service
Thursday, April 1, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 315 Main St.,
(Highway ES), Mukwonago. The Rev. Gene Krueger will officiate. Cremation
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of
Waukesha County or to the family are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is
serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at