Dec. 15, 1942- Sept. 12, 2011
Shirley Tompkins of Waukesha passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, surrounded by her family at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 68. Shirley was born Dec. 15, 1942, in Chicago, the daughter of Clarence and Ann Jendro.
Shirley was a member of St. William Catholic Church. She loved to crochet and go on vacations. She lived to shop and enjoy Christmas with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They especially enjoyed the banana split sundaes she would make for them. Shirley was a 17-year cancer survivor who never let any of her disabilities slow her down. Through the challenges with her health, she continued to travel and be as independent as possible with an enthusiastic attitude to thrive and enjoy life.
Shirley will be deeply missed by her loving children, Beverly (Jerry) Schienebeck of Ixonia, Michelle (Greg) Malsack of Waukesha and John Tompkins of Wind Lake; her dear grandchildren, Bradley, Casi, Amanda, Andrew, Jordan and Brittany; her great-grandchildren, Adren and Brisa; brothers, Larry (Terry) Grimmer of Sussex and Harry (Sean) Grimmer of Menomonee Falls; sisters, Debbie Koenig of New Berlin and Renee (Hugh) Mc Sorley of Waukesha; sisters-in-law, Shirley Maile of Waukesha and Ruth Lukomski of Milwaukee; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dale.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 8:30 a.m. until the 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Kevin Barnekow officiating. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.
Masses are appreciated in Shirley's name.
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.