Marianne Auer

Marianne Auer of Waukesha has been reunited with her husband, Erich, in our fatherís kingdom on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the age of 87 years.

She was born in Krnjaja, Yugoslavia, the daughter of Frank and Magdalena (nee Dworatschek) Lehmann.

Marianne married the love of her life, Erich Auer, on April 25, 1952, and he died three months later. She was a charter member of St. William Catholic Church and sang in the choir. Marianne was an amazing seamstress, knitter and was very involved in the Waukesha County Fair Senior Crafts, where she won many awards. Most of all, she loved her family and never forgot the hardship she faced as a young person, this made her the strong person she was.

Marianne will be sadly missed by her sister, Anna Rill; nieces and nephew, Christina Rill, Anna (Jim) Bradach and Frank (Rhonda) Rill; and great-nieces and nephews, Erica (Breck) Steffen, Robert (Julie) Hamilton, Christopher (Lena) Hamilton, Andrew (Courtney) Hamilton, Michael Rill, Lisa (Quentin) Lyons, Ryan Rill and Dan (Joellen) Bradach.

She is further survived by 12 great-great-nieces and nephews; her great-great-great- niece and -nephew; and other relatives in Europe and Brazil and friends.

Marianne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erich; her little brother Andeas; sister, Magdalena Lehmann; and brother-in-law, Jacob Rill.

A visitation for Marianne will be held Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Curt Frederick will be officiating. The entombment will take place immediately following the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church would be appreciated (see address above).

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.