Vivian D. Staffeldt


March 2, 1922 - Feb. 24, 2013



Vivian D. Staffeldt, a lifelong Waukesha resident, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family at the age of 90. She was born in Waukesha on March 2, 1922, the daughter of Daniel and Sarah (nee Knutson) Dexter.


She was a 1942 graduate of Waukesha High School. On March 14, 1943, she married Orman Staffeldt at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church; he preceded her in death in 2004.   Vivian was a member of TOPS for many years and was a longtime and faithful member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing bingo and loved her dogs. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.


She will be sadly missed by her children, Karen Schwulst of Waukesha, Nancy (Bill) Dixon of the Town of Waukesha and Daniel (Trudy) Staffeldt of the Town of Waukesha; daughter-in-law, Patti Staffeldt of Waterford; and her 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


In addition to her husband, Orman, she was preceded in death by her son, John Staffeldt; son-in-law, Warren Schwulst; her granddaughters, Jenna Dixon and Cindy Schwulst; her sisters, Janet Murdock and Shirley Falesnick; and her brother, Donald Dexter.


The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. John Fish and to the staff of Oak Hill Village for their gentle and tender care provided to Vivian.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Feb. 28, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Gary Liedtke will preside. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery office. 


If desired, memorials are appreciated to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI 53186; or to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188. 


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.