Joan Barbara Rahfaldt


Aug. 13, 1928 - Dec. 1, 2012



Joan Barbara Rahfaldt of Waukesha passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, peacefully at the age of 84. She was born Aug. 13, 1928, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Paul and Helen (Wallner) Wallschlaeger.


Joan was an alumnus of Girls Tech. She was an avid member of the Seasons of Life Bible Study group and Christ the Victor WELCA women’s group. Joan also enjoyed sewing and reading.


Joan will be sadly missed by her children, Douglas (Yang Sun) Rahfaldt of San Antonio, Texas, Gail Etheredge of Tomball, Texas, William Rahfaldt of Antigo and Christine (Gary) Suhfras of Waukesha; grandchildren, Barbara (Keith) Foxton, Butch Rahfaldt, Christopher Etheredge, Matthew Etheredge, Heidi (Brock) Sutton and Leanne Suhfras; and great-grandchildren, Brayden Foxton, Evan Foxton, Kaleb Foxton and Ryley Sutton. Joan is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Merle Rahfaldt; two brothers, Leonard and Roger; and a sister, Carole.


The visitation for Joan will be from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Dec. 16, at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Road., Brookfield, WI 53045. The Rev. Roselyn Staples will be officiating the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Missions Program at Elmbrook Church (see address above) or the Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53186.


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.