Amelia E. Zabel

Amelia E. Zabel (nee Gaeth) of Mukwonago passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the age of 89.

She was the beloved wife of the late Earl; dear stepmother of Earl Wayne (Kathryn) and the late Darlene; grandmother of Christopher and Marla; great-grandmother of three great-grandchildren; loving sister of Anna (the late Edward) Zembinski, Eleanor (the late Merle) Lafner and Marge Gaeth; and sister-in-law of Marion Gaeth.

Amelia was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Josephine (nee Felhofer) Gaeth and her siblings and their spouses, Dolores (Kenneth) Grimmer, Floyd (Wilma), Raymond, Donald (Elaine) and Alvin (Cleda) Gaeth. She is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 930 Main St., Mukwonago. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 211 Main St., Mukwonago, with a funeral service at 10 a.m. Entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Chapel of the Flowers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Amelia’s name may be directed to her church or the American Cancer Society.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at