Donald E. Brook

April 1, 1931 – Aug. 7, 2011

Donald E. Brook of Waukesha passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, surrounded by his loved ones at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 80. He was born April 1, 1931, in Genesee, the son of Alvin and Elsie Brook.

Donald married the love of his life, Ann E. Schmuki, on Sept. 12, 1953. He worked at Bradshaw Welders Supply for 38 years. Donald owned and operated a snow plowing business for 42 years in the Waukesha area and worked at Union Carbide until retirement.

Donald will be dearly missed by his wife of 57 years, Ann; his children, Lawrence (Kathryn) Brook of Delafield and Kathy (Joe) Roets of Wauwatosa; his grandchildren, Paul Brook, Scott Brook, Mary (Joe) Plouff, Lisa Roets, Joe Jr. Roets and Elizabeth Roets; step-grandchildren, Matt (Keara) Harris and Becky (Daryl) Bittner; great-grandchildren, Max and Drew Harris; sister, Virginia Harris of Dousman; and sisters-in-law, Carol (George) Stigler and June Schmuki. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Cyril Brook; and two sisters, Blanche Brook and Ruth Mitchell.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. There will be a private family burial.

Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern WI Chapter, 620 S. 76th St. Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214; or the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

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