Charmaine Lois Goldbach
May 22, 1942 – June 8, 2012
Charmaine Lois Goldbach, of Waukesha, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 70. She was born in Milwaukee on May 22, 1942, the daughter of LaVerne and Irene (nee Conklin) Johnston. Charmaine had a great love for children and was a childcare provider for many years and a foster parent for 16 years. She was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha. Her family was very important to her and she will be fondly remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Robert (Barbara) Ratliff of Lake Tomahawk, De Anna Ratliff of Grafton, Linda (Kevin) Radke of Clay Center, Kan., and Cynthia (Mark) Rouse of Milwaukee; her lifetime companion, Kelly Hautala of Waukesha; her 12 grandchildren, Heather Klein, Amanda (Chad) Waters, Gerald (Jennifer) Dixon, David Dixon, Kristina Radke, Michael Rouse, Lindsey Radke, Ashley Rouse, Henry Mayo, Christopher (Tamra) Mayo, Joshua Shiemdel and Jessica (Eric) Kloes; her 16 great-grandchildren, Jackie Wesley, Liam Nelsen, MaeLynn Nelsen, Natalie Waters, Linda Waters, David Dixon, Jr. Randy Dixon, Kevin Dixon, Faith Bruder, Dylan Dixon, Grace Dixon, Trent Mayo, Donovan Mayo, Logan Mayo, Gavin Mayo and Victoria Kloes. She is further survived by her twin sister, Charlene Wagner of Oak Creek, and Gerald Goldbach, father and stepfather to Charmaine’s children, along with other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Ratliff, her grandson, Randy Dixon Jr., and her parents.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues on Thursday, June 14, from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Scott Oelhafen will preside. Private family graveside services will be held on Friday at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Milwaukee.
For further information, 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 on-line tribute message.