Carolyn A. Riedel

Nov. 30, 1929 ó April 9, 2015

Carolyn A. Riedel, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 85. Carolyn was born on November 30, 1929, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Adolf and Beulah Bergmeister.

She met then married William Riedel on September 21, 1951, and raised six children together. Carolyn worked 18 years at Waukesha Memorial Hospital as a psychiatric technician and then seven years at Medical Associates of Pewaukee as a medical receptionist.

She found great joy in being a grandmother to her 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Carolyn enjoyed music, being with her friends, reading, traveling, sailing and spending the last 15 years with her friend, Leo Concotelli.

She will always be remembered for her cow collection.

Carolyn will be missed by her children, Robert (Cindy) Riedel, Scott (Holly) Riedel, Paula (Richard) Riehle, Deborah (Jerry) Gazinski, Joseph (Karen) Riedel and Sheri Pace; 14 grandchildren, Mandi, Angie, Alex, Erika, Stephanie, Rae, Cody, Clark, Maddie, Leah, Molly, Kelsie, Drew and Kenzie; one great-granddaughter, Aili; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother and three sisters.

The visitation for Carolyn will be held on Monday, April 13, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the 7:00 p.m. funeral service at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Private family entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carolynís name are appreciated to Angels-Grace Hospice, c/o Pro Health Care Foundation, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Carolynís family would like to give a special thanks to all the staff and volunteers at AngelsGrace Hospice for the loving care they showed to their mother.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, the online obituary or to leave a card of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.