Madonna R. Seamars Bruno
March 20, 1930 – Nov. 4, 2013
Madonna R. Seamars Bruno of Oconomowoc passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 83. She was born in West Allis on March 20, 1930, the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude (Weller) Fritz.
On April 17, 2010, at St. Bruno Catholic Church, Donna was united in marriage to John G. Bruno. Madonna was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, associate member Waukesha Elks Lodge #400, a member of the Watertown Elks Lodge #666 and a lifetime Ladies Auxiliary member of the Waukesha VFW Post #721. She was a past member of St. William Catholic Church, where she had been a member of the Christian Mothers. Madonna loved all sports, especially bowling, skiing, football and bingo. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving is her loving husband, John; children, Keith (Betsy) Seamars of Cordova, Tenn., and Kent Seamars (fiancee Robin Goessling) of Whitewater; four grandchildren, Robert (Katy) Seamars, Joshua Seamars, Katie (Rick) Mendoza and Amy (Adam) Kreitzer; and one great-grandson, Nathan. Also surviving are four stepchildren, John W. (Cindy) Bruno of Kenosha, Karen (Bob) Sherry of Wauwatosa, Steve (Laurie) Bruno of Oconomowoc and Jeff (Kim) Bruno of Foothills, Calif.; and 13 step grandchildren. Donna is further survived by her sisters, Mildred Wehr of Milwaukee, Carol Etteldorf of Union Grove and Jeanette (Bill) Sullivan of Texas; two brothers, Joseph (Jane) Fritz of Wausaukee and Raymond (Bev) Fritz of Trenton, Texas.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Robert Seamars; a brother, Eugene Fritz; and a sister, Irene Garbe.
The visitation for Madonna will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Bruno Catholic Church, 226 W. Ottawa Ave., Dousman. The Rev. Ralph Gross will be officiating. A committal service will take place at 2 p.m. at the chapel at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, S22-W22890 E. Broadway, Waukesha (please meet in front of the cemetery chapel).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Donna may be given to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359N7430 Brown St., Highway P, Oconomowoc, WI 53066; St. Bruno Catholic Church, 226 W. Ottawa Ave., Dousman, WI 53188; or to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-2256.
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.