Lucy M. Rubringer (nee Cherek) (Schuenke)
Aug. 29, 1928 — Nov. 12, 2017
Lucy M. Rubringer (nee Cherek) (Schuenke) of Waukesha passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the age of 89. Lucy was born to Frank and Laura Cherek on Aug. 29, 1928, in Wausau. She was a lifelong member of St. William Catholic Church and was in the choir for many years. She was an active member of the Waukesha Old Car Club, the Christian Women’s Association, and the Fireman’s Auxiliary. Lucy was a huge Green Bay Packers fan and she loved to watch the weekly games with her family. Lucy also loved her garden and spent many hours tending to her flowers.
Lucy will be deeply missed by her children, Brian (Yolanda) Schuenke, Jodi Schuenke, Martha “Mardi” Freeman, Michael (Jody) Schuenke, Sue (Dan) Trost, Dan (Candise) Schuenke, Curtis (Jackie) Rubringer, Wendy (Cliff) Gyles, Rick (Sandy) Rubringer, Deb (Rich) Wagner, Tim Rubringer and Jeff Rubringer; her siblings, Grace Roller, Tom (Sally) Cherek, Bill Cherek, Mary Moose and Kathy (Bill) Rohrback; her brother in law, Bill Orne; and 19 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.
Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Laura Cherek; her first husband, Lloyd (Butch) Schuenke, and second husband, Curt Rubringer; and her siblings Bernie Morris, Barbara Orne, Larry Cherek and Bud Cherek.
The visitation was Thursday, Nov. 16, from 4 p.m. until the time of the prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The funeral mass will be held today, Friday, Nov. 17, at 12 p.m. (noon) at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Harry Buzbuzian will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 River Wood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186 or to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
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