Violet A. Tinnes

Jan. 20, 1916 – April 27, 2012

Violet A. Tinnes of Waukesha passed away peacefully Friday, April 27, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 96. She was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Waukesha, the daughter of George and Bertha (Panawaski) Migach.

Violet was a longtime member at Ascension Lutheran Church, she was involved in the Bible study classes. She was well-known for always having a smile. Most of all, Violet loved spending time with her family and babysitting for family.

Violet will be sadly missed by her children, Bernice Christensen of Waukesha and Dennis (Sandy) LaFratta of Waukesha; grandchildren, David (Diane) Christensen, Joseph (Susan) Christensen, Madonna Hoover, Paul (Denise) Christensen, Ann (John) Siverling, Robin (Ryan) Sliga, Amy LaFratta and Angelo LaFratta; great-grandchildren, Stephanie (Dylan) Johnson, Alison Christensen, Ashley Christensen, Emily Christensen, Ryan Christensen, Jason Christensen, Amanda Siverling, Christopher Siverling and Gabrelle Sliga; great-greatgrandchild, Caleb Johnson; stepchildren, Karen (Don) Medler, James Tinnes and Mary Kay Pagliaro; step grandchildren, Johnny Medler, Jane (Mark) Busbia and Paul Pagliaro; step great-grandchildren, Devon Busbia and Connor Busbia; and sister, Alice Wenzel of Waukesha. She is further survived by many, many, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Violet was preceded in death by her first husband, Angelo Julius LaFratta, and second husband, Earl Tinnes; and siblings, Josephine Yaeger, George, Helen “Mitzie” Mattert and Frances Smart.

The visitation for Violet will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, May 4, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha, with the Rev. Frank Janzow officiating. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

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.