Modesta A. Lovejoy

April 29, 1912 May 5, 2012

Modesta A. Lovejoy of Waukesha passed away peacefully at Waukesha Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center with her son, Kim, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the age of 100. Modesta had just celebrated her 100th birthday with her family last Sunday. She was born April 29, 1912, in Juneau, the daughter of Fred and Anna (nee Lehman) Justman. Modesta married Roy Lovejoy and they raised five children together. They lived in Madison, Beaver Dam, Wauwatosa and Waukesha. Modesta was a wonderful baker, quilt maker and gardener. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be most remembered for her kindness and generosity toward others.

Modesta will be dearly missed by her children, Shirley Skinner of Buffalo, N.Y., Roy (Jean) Lovejoy of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Lea Bollinger of Galena, Ill., and Kim Lovejoy of Waukesha; and her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Modesta was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; her brothers, Ralph and Elmer; her daughter, Betty Showers; and her daughter in-law, Pamela Lovejoy.

Visitation for Modesta will be from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service today, May 8, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Burial to immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.