Ann Marie Day

Oct. 4, 1955 Ė Feb. 19, 2014 

Ann Marie Day, a longtime resident of Waukesha, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the age of 58. Ann was born onOctober 4, 1955, the daughter of Raymond and Marion (Weyenberg) Schumacher in Appleton.

She graduated from Xavier High School in 1973 and went on to proudly receive her bachelorís degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1977. She married Paul Day on August 31, 1979, and they relocated to Waukesha. Ann was heavily involved in the community and served as an advocate for the mentally ill. Ann held the title of executive director of NAMI Waukesha for over a decade. Her kindness, sensitivity, inner-strength and bravery will be fondly remembered by her friends and family. A recipient of many awards bestowed upon her by the community of Waukesha, she selflessly lent her talents to help others in need.

Ann will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Paul, and their two daughters, Megan and Allie; her mother, Marion; her sister, Sue (Paul) Ruthven; her brothers-in-law, Don (Joan) and Al (Eileen); her sisters in-law, Dianne (Gordon) Saron, Pat Dengel and Barb (Mike) Muth; and her nieces and nephews, Ben (Sara), Emily, Colleen (Todd), Kevin (Mollie), Kristen, Kelly (Josh), Jessica (Steve), Jon, Amy (Alex), Nathan, Jeff (Jessica), Eric (Katie), Maddy and Emma. She is further survived by aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.

Ann was preceded in death by her father and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ken and Marie Day.

The visitation for Ann will be held Sunday, February 23, from noon until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. John Hemsing officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188, or the charity of the donorís choice.

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