WAUKESHA

Blanche Zimpel


Feb. 4, 1922 – Feb. 3, 2014


Blanche Zimpel of Waukesha died peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2014, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 91 years. She was born on February 4, 1922, in Cayuga, the daughter of Axel and Anna Ruberg.

Blanche was a teacher in the Elmbrook School District of Brookfield for more than 30 years. After retiring, she tutored children, was a member of the RSVP and was very involved in volunteering for the Civic Theatre, Old World Wisconsin and Waukesha-area civic organizations. She enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with family and friends.

Blanche will be sadly missed by her children, John and Darlene, and her granddaughter, Angie. She is further survived by her brother, James (Rose) Ruberg, and brother-in-law, Elmer Ignell.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Alvin Ruberg; and sisters, Romona Ignell and Vangi Keate.

There will be a gathering of friends and family from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, February 8, to celebrate Blanche’s life at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Blanche’s name to the Hebron House of Hospitality, Inc., 1601 E. Racine Ave., Suite 103, Waukesha, WI 53186, are appreciated.

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.