Natalie J. Kraina of Waukesha passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at the age of 74. She was born in Milwaukee on May 28, 1942, the daughter of Richard Kagel and Natalie (nee Giesman) Kagel. She attended Pius XI High School and UW-Milwaukee. In 1966, she married Neil E. Kraina. After graduation, she worked at Wisconsin Bell. From 1968 until 1982, Natalie was thankful to be a stay-at-home mom when her daughters were young and during that time was active with the PTO and as a Brownie leader. She also worked with many fundraisers, usually serving as the treasurer. In 1982, she went to work for Waukesha State Bank, where she enjoyed 20 years working with the customers and her coworkers. She has since enjoyed her home, various activities and mostly her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two beloved daughters, Natalie (Scott) Jacobson of Waukesha and Noel Leopold of Waukesha, and her cherished grandchildren, Matthew and Katie Jacobson and Jackson and Courtney Leopold. She is further survived by her good friend and former husband, Neil (Aggie) Kraina, along with other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved brother Richard Kagel.
Visitation will be held at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, on Thursday, February 9, from 6 p.m. until the funeral service begins at 7 p.m. Private interment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, 2025 W. Oklahoma Ave., Suite 116, Milwaukee, WI 53215.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.