Louise A. Bartholf (nee Riesland)

Dec. 14, 1939 Sept. 23, 2013

Louise A. Bartholf of Birchwood, formerly of Waukesha, was peacefully born to eternal life Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the age of 73. Louise was born Dec. 14, 1939, in Franksville, the daughter of LeRoy and Barbara (Ketterhagen) Riesland. She was united in marriage to Donald L. Bartholf on May 7, 1956.

Louise worked as a machinist at Wisconsin Centrifugal for more than 20 years. She and Donald enjoyed the woods and lakes of northern Wisconsin, where they happily spent their retirement.

Surviving Louise are her loving children, Penney (Don) Anderson, Steven Bartholf, Michael (Janet) Bartholf and Marvin (Amy) Bartholf. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Martin (Pauline) Riesland; and a sister, Margaret Reindl. Louise is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Donald; one son, Robert; sister, Eva; and two brothers, Elmer and Fred.

The visitation for Louise will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Sept. 28, at the funeral home. The burial will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in honor of Louise may be given to the MACC Fund, 10000 W. Innovation Drive, Suite 135, Milwaukee, WI 53226.

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