Alice Marie Cramer

Feb. 12, 1944 – Nov. 20, 2013

Alice M. Cramer of Pewaukee passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family at the age of 69. She was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 12, 1944, the daughter of Donald and Margaret (nee Garland) Bush.

Alice was a member of St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church. Alice enjoyed caring for many children and for many years participated as a grade school coach for baseball, basketball and volleyball teams. She also enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, vacationing at the cabin in Chetek. But most of all, Alice enjoyed spending time with her children, especially her grandchildren.

Alice is survived by her loving children, Maureen (Steve) Sensiba of Pewaukee, Bob Cramer and Lynn Claussen of Pewaukee, Michelle Cramer of Cape Coral, Fla., Missy (Dean) Lussier of Waukesha and Marie (Kevin) Weisensel of Pewaukee; and 14 grandchildren, Jake, Kyle, Emily, Robbie (Sam), Ashley, Abby, Samantha, Devin, Amy, James, Brooke, Madisen, Grace and Taylor. He is also survived by a brother, James Bush of Pewaukee; sisters, Carol (Gary) Staffeldt of Hancock and Margie (Philip) Stier of Sussex; two sisters-in-law, Kim Bush of Hartland and Karen Bush of Tucson; and her dear friends, Mo and Ray Uhlrich of Pewaukee.

Alice is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and all of the children that considered her “Grandma Alice.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Margaret Bush and Hugh and Eleanor Raddenbach; brothers, Thomas, Robert, Donald (Sandy) and Charles Bush; and by her faithful companion, Maggie.

The visitation for Alice will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Nov. 25, at St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, W280-N2101 Prospect Ave. (Highway SS), City of Pewaukee. The Rev. Joseph Hornacek will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Alice may be given to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation, mail station 3050, P.O. Box 1997, Milwaukee, WI 53201, or to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

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, visit