Charles W. McLaughlin

Sept. 28, 1928 – May 21, 2014

Charles W. McLaughlin of Waukesha passed away on May 21, 2014, at his residence at the age of 85. He was born on September 28, 1928, in Hartford, the son of Charles and Rose (Kiefer).

Charles married the love of his life, Leva (Caracci), on October 1, 1955. He worked at We Energies for 30 years and retired in 1987. Charles was a longtime active member of St.

Mary Catholic Church in Waukesha. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing and gardening, which he supplied vegetables to over half of Waukesha. Most of all, Charles loved spending time with his family, especially his beloved wife.

Charles will be greatly missed by his wife of 58 years, Leva (Caracci); children, Chuck McLaughlin and Linda Bork; son-inlaw, Brad Gamroth; grandchildren, Andrew (Maggie) Bork, Jason McLaughlin (Brianna Linnerud), Jessica McLaughlin, Josiah Gamroth, Jonathan Gamroth, Rebecca Gamroth; great-granddaughter, Evelyn McLaughlin; and siblings, James (Jane) McLaughlin, Shirley (Dan) Kealey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Jean Gamroth.

The visitation for Charles will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the 11:00 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, on Tuesday, May 27. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Howard Hasse will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Charles’ name are preferred to St. Mary Catholic Church (see address above).

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