Lola Flores (nee Garza)

Jan. 26, 1931 - Nov. 6, 2011

Lola Flores (nee Garza) of Waukesha died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, surrounded by her family at the Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center at the age of 80. She was born Jan. 26, 1931, a daughter of Serapio and Siria Garza.

Lola was a hard worker who enjoyed cross stitching, sewing and cooking. She was also a "pro" thrift-shopper, who found great deals at Goodwill and at area rummage sales. Lola will always be remembered for her outgoing, opinionated, fun-loving spirit. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lola will be dearly missed by her children, Thomas "Tommy" Flores, Diane (Mark) Eckerle, David (Kathy Shier) Flores, Delia Feight, Ophelia (Richard) Ricco and Tony (Debbie) Flores; grandchildren, Mike, John, Brook, Julia, Christopher, Desarae, Ashley, Tabitha, Teresa, Mondi, Bronson, Shawna and Wyatt; great-grandchildren, Sean, Chloe, Kyler, Sophia and Casey; brothers, Johnny (Mary) Garza and Mel (Jesse) Garza; sisters, Rosa Anderson, Susan (T.R.) Macareno, Juanita Garza, Pauline Rodriguez, Olivia (Henry) Garcia and Betty Garza; and special friend of the family, Christine Howard-Turowski. Lola is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Serapio "JR" and infant brother Alfredo Garza; a sister, Cleotilde "Cleo" Llanas; and an infant grandson, Adam James Feight.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the 5:30 p.m. memorial service Friday, Nov. 11, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Chaplain Adam Mescher will be officiating.

Memorials are appreciated to the Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1451 Cleveland Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.

Lola’s family would like to send a special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center and to Odyssey Hospice for their gentle, loving care of Lola while in their care.

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.