Connie M. Powers (nee Baumgartner)


Oct. 22, 1927 - Jan. 10, 2013



Connie M. Powers (nee Baumgartner) of the Town of Brookfield went home to the Lord and her beloved husband Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at the age of 85. She was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Mazomanie the daughter of Jake and Gwen (nee Rogers) Baumgartner. 


On June 9, 1947, she married Ivan Powers in Dubuque, Iowa; he preceded her in death Aug. 23, 1986. She was a devoted member of Salem United Methodist Church for 43 years and was very involved in United Methodist Women and served in various positions on the board. She also served on Salem's Church Council, went to weekly Bible study and participated in various volunteer activities, such as Christmas caroling to shut-ins, the Crop Walk and at the food pantry. She had also been a Girl Scout co-leader of her daughter's Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Troops. Connie was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.


Connie is survived by her three children, Cheryl (Mary Ann Cisewski) of Appleton, Mary Jo (Tim) Blenker of Pewaukee and Richard (Diane) Powers of St. Charles, Mo. She was the dear grandmother to Jason (fiancée Jennifer Perry) Powers of Wentzville, Mo., Dr. Michelle (Eric) Phillips of Glendale, Mo., and Randy Blenker of Breckenridge, Colo., and loving great-grandmother of Addison, Ethan and Eva Phillips, all of Glendale, and Jace Powers of Wentzville, Mo. She is further survived by her sister, Betty Jo (Phil) Powers of Madison; sisters-in-law, Carole Baumgartner, Shirley (Don) Jochman, Doris Allen and Barb Powers; brother-in-law, Marvin (Connie) Powers; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ivan; father- and mother-in-law, Orson and Margaret Powers; brothers, Roger and Leonard Baumgartner; sister-in-law, Betty Louise Powers; brothers-in-law, Don Powers and Gordon Allen; a niece; and two nephews.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues Thursday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. until the 11  a.m. funeral service at Salem United Methodist Church, 541 Highway 59, Waukesha, WI  53186.  The Rev. Jorge Luis Mayorga will be presiding.  Graveside services will follow at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. 


Memorials are appreciated to Salem United Methodist Church (address above) or PKD Foundation, P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187-1847. 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 for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.