Jane M. Schantz

June 27, 1918 – March 21, 2012

Jane M. Schantz, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Merrill Hills Manor at the age of 93. She was born June 27, 1918, the daughter of Frank and Mamie (nee Stark) Higgins.

Jane was a member of the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ and the Sarah Circle. She worked at Jendusa Pharmacy for many years. Jane loved playing cards but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Jane will be deeply missed by her daughters, Karen (David) Pfeffer of Waukesha, Barbara Secrest of California and Margaret Ryan of Florida; her grandchildren, Tom (Durae) Pfeffer, Julie (Ron) Weavel, Scott Pfeffer, Michael Young and Jennifer (Jeff) Reis; her great-grandchildren, Gabrielle “Brie,” Gavin, Kenny and Randy; and other relatives and friends.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” in May 1981; and her son-in-law, Todd Ryan.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, March 26, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Ralph Schultz will officiate the service. Burial will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated by the family to the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; or to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of con dolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 2542-6609.