Faye A. Crouse (nee Brechlin)

July 25, 1936 – April 13, 2011

Faye A. Crouse (nee Brechlin) of Hartford went home to the Lord on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the age of 74.

Faye was born July 25, 1936, the daughter of Elmer and Rose Ann Brechlin in Milwaukee. She graduated from Waukesha High School’s Class of ’55. Faye married the love of her life, Darwin C. Crouse, on June 2, 1956.

Faye was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Waukesha for 74 years. She was a choir member, a conductor at the welcome station, a head counter and member of the Sarah Circle and Forever Forty. Faye worked at Waukesha State Bank, was the secretary to the president of Waukesha Foundry and was a radiology technician at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed camping, fishing and golf. Most of all, she loved spending time with family.

Faye is lovingly survived by her husband of 54 years, Darwin; children, Erlane (Craig) Skoug and Chana (Dennis) Hoffmann; grandchildren, Charlene (Gregg) Miller, Alisha (Josh) Harris, Ashley Skoug, Laura, Samantha, T.J. McGargill, Caitlin and Jacob Hoffmann; great-grandchild, Daytona McGargill, and three great-grandchildren to be here soon. She is further survived by cousins, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service Sunday, April 17, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI 53186. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, at Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha. Please meet inside the gates.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (see address above).

The family would like to give thanks to Asera Care Home Hospice and it’s staff, Heather, Jodi and the Rev. Scott Hatfield; Dr. Federico Sanchez and staff; and the pastors of St. Luke’s, Pastors Gary Liedtke and Kathy Boadwine.

Darwin would personally like to thank his daughters, Erlane and Chana, their husbands, grandchildren and Faye’s cousins, Kathy and Rob, for their loving care and support.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.