Jacoba A. van der Sterren

Jan. 14, 1912 – Sept. 12, 2010

Jacoba A. van der Sterren of Waukesha died peacefully with her loving family by her side Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at age 98. Jacoba was born Jan. 14, 1912, in Holland, a daughter of Cornelius and Johanna van Rooijen.

She married Antonius on Sept. 10, 1946, before immigrating to the United States of America on May 18, 1955. Jacoba was a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and an avid reader, she enjoyed sewing and doing alterations for family and friends, and she loved cooking for her family everyday, especially on holidays.

Jacoba will be dearly missed by her children, Harry (Marie) van der Sterren of Williams Bay and Annelies (Fred) Gebert of Menomonee Falls; sisters, Sjaan Bernards, Anna van Niftrink and Mien van Dyk; grandchildren, Kirsten (Greg) Schwenn, Mike, Kees, Nilsa and Eric; great-grandchildren, Madison, Michael, Morgan, Fauna, Jayson and Cory; great-great-grandchildren, Audrey, Jayne, Rylee and Lillian; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Antonius; her son, Kees van der Sterren; and her brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass Friday, Sept. 17, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. William Key will be officiating. Entombment will immediately follow the Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

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.