Gladys V. Kuchenreuther

Nov. 8, 1920 Ė Sept. 3, 2010

Gladys V. Kuchenreuther of Waukesha died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at the age of 89. Gladys was born Nov. 8, 1920, a daughter of Charles and Frances Smith. She was an active member of St. William Catholic Church in Waukesha, where she served as an usher and was involved with the Christian Mothers. Gladys volunteered at Waukesha County Health & Human Services and the Food Pantry of Waukesha County for many years. She also proudly donated more than 100 pints of blood to the Waukesha Blood Center. Gladysí greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Gladys will be dearly missed by her children, James M. (Margaret) Kuchenreuther and Jill A. (Jeffrey) Honer; grandchildren, Margaret, James (Cindy), Mike (Monique) and Steve (Dawn); great-grandchildren, Joseph, Melayna, Mone, Mikie, Mailyn, Anthony, Josh, Myranda and David; sister, Ginnie Hekkers; and sisters-in-law, Pat Smith and Geri Kuchenreuther. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gladysí dear niece, Joan Walther, and her live-in caregiver of three years, Jean Sokolowski, for their special love and care in momís final years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, with whom for 64 years she had a lasting love affair; her parents; brothers, Charles Smith, Louis Smith and Fred Smith; sisters, Margaret Jester and Frances Schilling; and grandson, David Kuchenreuther.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Curt Frederick will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gladysí name are appreciated to St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188; or to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, 1301 Sentry Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home 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.