WAUKESHA

Beatrice M. Fluke

May 30, 1916 – July 25, 2011


Beatrice M. Fluke of Waukesha died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 95. She was born May 30, 1916, in Elmwood, the daughter of William and Bertha (nee Smith) Webb.

On May 26, 1939, she married Robert "Stanley" Fluke, who preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1986. Beatrice was an avid reader and, in her earlier years, taught in many one-room schools in Wisconsin. For 31 years she worked at Zillmer’s Office Supply. She was a longtime, faithful member of First Baptist Church for 71 years, where she taught Sunday school and served on various committees.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Sandra Fluke of Kenosha and Teryl Fluke of Racine; her nieces, Betty (Paul) Gibbs and Cathy (Ray) Prochazka; and her nephew, Donald Webb. She is further survived by other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sister, Derby Webb, James K. (Mae) Webb, Russell (Norma) Webb and Marion (Paul) Catura.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 1, at First Baptist Church, 247 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Jim Carlson will preside.

Private family graveside services will be held Tuesday at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials in Beatrice’s name are appreciated to First Baptist Church (address above) or the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202. For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.