Georgia Ann Recknagel (nee Halverson)

Jan. 3, 1927 July 18, 2012

Georgia Ann Recknagel (nee Halverson) of Waukesha passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 85. Georgia was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Stoughton, the daughter of George and Carrie (nee Nasett) Halverson and became a resident of Waukesha in 1953.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church for more than 49 years, where she was active in the East Side Circle, OWLS, the Grace Sewing Group as well as other groups and committees. Georgia was a longtime member of the Waukesha Service Club and Merrill Hills Country Club. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Georgia is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gene, of Waukesha; their children, Connie (Andrew) Smith of Waukesha, David (Peggy Laz) Recknagel of Waukesha and Gail (Tim) Michnay of Lake Geneva; her grandchildren, Erin (Erik) Syrjanen, Michael Smith, Christopher Michnay, Bethany (John) Mueller, Andrew Michnay, Katy (Fiance Chad Cowdy) Recknagel and Callie Recknagel; her niece, Teri (Michael) Zander; nephew, Thomas (Linda) Halverson; and great-niece and - nephews, BJ, Ben and George Halverson and Kyle, Ryan and Kaitlyn Zander. She is further survived by other relatives and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Loraine Halverson, and brother and sister in-law, Burns and Marian Halverson.

A warm thank you to the doctors and caregivers who provided Georgia with care and comfort. Your compassion is greatly appreciated.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, July 21, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Arthur Koepsell will preside. A private family burial will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.