Lois May Greenwaldt
July 1, 1926 – Feb. 15, 2014
Lois May Greenwaldt of Waukesha passed away peacefully Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 87. She was born in Waukesha on July 1, 1926, the daughter of Walter and Lena (nee Brown) Dornbrak.
On June 5, 1948, she married Robert Greenwaldt at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a lifelong member. Lois was a talented musician and enjoyed volunteering at area nursing homes playing the piano. She had a great sense of humor, enjoyed gardening and was an avid bird watcher. Lois loved life and her family was very important to her. She will always be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 65 years, Robert “Bob” Greenwaldt of Waukesha, and their children, Jim (Debra) Greenwaldt of Dousman, Tom (Debbie) Greenwaldt of Waukesha, Pat (Al) Grulke of Waukesha and Anne (Paul Rullo) Van Housen of Villages, Fla. She was the dear grandmother of Ryan Manske, Tim (Stacey) Greenwaldt, Katie (Brad) Kuntz, Mike and Mitch Grulke, Daniel (Krissy) Van Housen and David and Elizabeth Van Housen, along with four great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister- in-law, Elaine Ward of Texas, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ione Diekfuss, and her parents.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 20, from 10 AM until the time of the noon memorial service at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Dr. Wayne Borgwardt will preside. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at
www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.