Karen Sue Duffy

July 5, 1954 Nov. 7, 2013

Karen S. Duffy of Waukesha passed away peacefully at home with her loving family at her side on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at the age of 59 years, after a two and a half years battle with ALS.

Karen was born on July 5, 1954, in Waukesha, the daughter of Roy and Mary(nee Cluley) Grace.

She was united in marriage to Timothy H. Duffy on October 5, 1974. Karen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was active on the parish council. She work for 26 years at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in the admitting and registration area; she later worked at Froedtert Memorial Hospital for 12 years.

Karen was an avid reader, baseball and football fan.

She also enjoyed knitting and bowling. Most of all Karen loved taking care of her boys.

Karen will be sadly missed by her husband, Tim, of 39 years; her sons, Brian Duffy and Justin Duffy; her brother, James (Karen) Grace; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Chuck (Julie) Rohrer, Cindy (the late Dennis) Waldvogel, Ken (Gerry) Duffy, Judy (Marty) Waldvogel, Kevin (Carey) Duffy and Colleen (Al) Gelhausen. She is further survived by many, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents.

The visitation for Karen will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The burial will take place privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family for a charity of their choice.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the nursing staff at Heartland Hospice, Synergy Home Health Care and the Froedtert ALS nurses and staff.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.