Clara Jane Whitaker (nee Zacharias)

Clara Jane Whitaker (nee Zacharias) took the Lordís hand while surrounded by those who loved her Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the age of 83.

Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; infant son, Daniel; and brother David.

She is survived by her daughters, JoAnne Williams of Neenah and Christine (Gary) Quandt of Delafield; sons, Dennis (Shirley) of Hartland, James (Donna) of Palmyra, Patrick (Karen) of Dousman and Craig (special friend Beth) of Watertown; her sisters, Carol Weight of Hartford, Judith Laabs of Waupaca and Joyce Martin of Delafield; along with 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by her best friend and constant companion, her poodle, Princess.

The family would like to express special thanks to the Waukesha Memorial Hospital ICU staff, especially Kim, Molly and Lori, and Dr. Schmidt, for their loving and tender care of Clara.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, with the service beginning at 1 p.m. Burial is private.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.