Dec. 19, 1938 – Aug. 19, 2013
Chause of New Berlin passed on to her richly deserved heavenly reward
Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at LindenGrove Nursing Home in New Berlin. She
was born in South Bend, Ind., on Dec. 19, 1938, to Joseph A. Chause and
Dorothy Kubiak Chause. Doreen graduated from Holy Family Academy High
School in Manitowoc and then received her Bachelor of Arts from Holy
Family College in Manitowoc. She later received a master’s degree in
education from Marquette University.
Doreen was committed to Catholic education and taught at several
Catholic grade schools in the Milwaukee area, including St. Mary’s in
Waukesha, St. John Vianney in Brookfield and Holy Apostles in New
Berlin. Upon her retirement from Holy Apostles, she continued to serve
as a teacher’s aide at St. Margaret Mary School in Milwaukee. Doreen
also volunteered as a religious education teacher at St. Mary’s Parish
in Hales Corners. Ms. Chause, or Ms. C as she was fondly referred to in
the classroom, had a passion for science. She is remembered by her
students for “rocket day” and the many real-world experiments that made
the study of science relevant and fascinating. A Facebook page, Ms.
Doreen Chause, has been created by a former student. The postings
include tributes from numerous students from throughout the world, many
of whom commented that they chose careers in science-related fields
because of the intellectual fire Doreen lit in their middle school
years. Doreen cared deeply about all her students, but had a special
soft spot for those who struggled in any way, taking them gently under
Doreen received numerous awards and recognition during her teaching
career, including an award for Dedicated Service at Holy Apostles
School; 25 Years of Teaching Award (1982-2007); and the Wisconsin
Elementary Science Teacher (W.E.S.T.) Distinguished Teacher Award in
Doreen loved participating and coaching many sports, particularly
softball. She loved watching the Packers, Brewers, Badgers and Marquette
basketball on TV and was a lifelong Notre Dame football enthusiast, as
well a fan and constant supporter of the Catholic Memorial High School
In addition to her parents, Doreen was preceded in death by a brother
Joseph Chause. She is survived by a brother, Robert Chause (Tina) of
Waukesha; sister-in-law, Sharon Chause of Marquette, Mich.; and numerous
nieces and nephews. She is further survived by her very special friend,
Sister Roberta Zelhofer, S.F.C.C. Doreen was a dog and cat lover and
will be missed by her chocolate lab, Beaney.
Visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
7, with the memorial Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Apostles
Catholic Church, 16000 W. National Ave., in New Berlin.
Doreen has donated her body to the University of Wisconsin Body Donor
In lieu of flowers, donations to the LindenGrove-New Berlin, 13755 W.
Fieldpointe Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151, are appreciated.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is
honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the
funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at
www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an
online tribute message.