Florence Elda Holtan

Florence Elda Holtan of Waukesha passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at age 92.

She was born in Lebanon, the daughter of George and Dina Schoenike. Florence married the love of her life, Kenneth Holtan, on Oct. 25, 1946, in Des Moines, Iowa.

She worked for 30 years at Briggs & Stratton. Florence liked bingo, playing cards, traveling to Las Vegas with her husband and spending time at Lake Butte des Morts. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Carole Spengler and Wayne (Julie) Holtan; grandchildren, Craig Spengler, Michelle Kopacz and Holly (Chuck) Kaatz; great-grandchildren, Meagan Spengler, Michaela Kaatz, Ryan Kaatz, Danielle Kopacz, and Aubree Kopacz; and great-great-grandchildren, Ivan and Elijah. She is further survived by her sister, Doris Elliott; sisters-in-law Ruth Schoenike and Darlene Schoenicke; nieces and nephews Cindi, Tom, Tim, Jim, Candi, and Sandy; other relatives and many friends. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; sister, Irene Lauer; brothers, Palmer, Victor, Robert and Edgar Schoenike.

A visitation for Florence will take place on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the 6:00 p.m. funeral service at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188. The private entombment is at Prairie Home Cemetery.

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, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.