Laura H. Bishop

Oct. 20, 1924 - March 31, 2011

Laura H. Bishop, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 86. Laura was born Oct. 20, 1924, a daughter of Herman and Martha Koeppen.

She was a long-time member of St. William Catholic Church, Waukesha. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Laura will be dearly missed by her children, Nancy (Gary) Shaffer-Gray, Harold (Leisa Wynn) Zirbel and Donald (Mamie) Bishop; grandchildren, LeAnne, Gary Dale, Holly, Harold Jr., Adrian, Tiffany, Sadie and Trevor; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Travis, Elizabeth, Kenneth, Dalton, Samantha, Aaron, Breanna, Kaylee, Kayla, Kourtney, Robert, Taylor, Josh, Riley, Aubrey, Tiara, Chayze and Paige; great-great-granddaughter, Alexis; brother, Michael (Joan) Huegel; and sisters, Blondie (Stan) Mitchell, Lillian (Bill) Rostagno, Ann (the late Richard) Shirmacher and Leona (Robert) Orr. Laura is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents; brothers, Louis "Bud" and Walter; and sister, Margaret.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. memorial Mass on Thursday, April 7, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Curt Frederick will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

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, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.