Dec. 25, 1940 – May 29, 2012
Carol Behrendt of Waukesha died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 71. She was born in Chicago on Dec. 25, 1940, the daughter of Richard and Sylvia (nee Pitra) Scholtens.
On May 29, 1965, she married Arthur “Bart” Behrendt. In 1980, Carol and Bart moved to Waukesha. She was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church for the past 31 years, where she was involved with St. Mary’s Christian Women.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Arthur “Bart” of Waukesha, and their 12 children, Mary Carol (Albert) Cowsky of Libertyville, Ill., Mark (Julie) Behrendt of Chandler, Ariz., Maureen Behrendt of Waukesha, Janet (Jason) Wallenfang of Lindenhurst, Ill., Karen (Steven) Maye of Wonderlake, Ill., Michael (Kerry) Behrendt of New Berlin, Margaret (Korey) Platteter of Holmen, Gregory Behrendt of Waukesha, Maria (Jason) McKellips of Oconomowoc, John (Kaytie) Behrendt of Waukesha, Matthew Behrendt of Waukesha and Katherine Behrendt of Franklin. She was also the proud grandmother of 21 grandchildren. She is further survived by her brothers and sisters, Robert (Diana) Scholtens of San Marten, Calif., Richard Scholtens of Minnesota, Virginia (Dennis) Johnson of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Marion Ruzek of Jeffersonville, Ind., John (Jane Davis) Scholtens of Oak Park, Ill., Susan (Bill) DuBose of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Thomas (Cindy) Scholtens of Berwyn, Ill., along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral Mass on Friday, June 1, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the charity of the donor’s choice.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.