Carol J. Henke (nee Hildebran)
Dec. 22, 1932 — Feb. 1, 2018
Carol J. Henke (nee Hildebran), longtime resident of Waukesha, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018, after a short illness at the age of 85. She was born on December 22, 1932, the daughter of Charles and Helen Hildebran.
Carol married Bob Henke on August 25, 1951, who passed away February 11, 2012, after 60 years of marriage. Carol worked in the cafeteria at Central Campus and Waukesha North High School for many years. She loved working puzzles, baking, gambling at the casino, and scratching off lottery tickets.
Carol will be sadly missed by her daughter, Sandy (Ed) Grosh of Waukesha; grandchildren, Eric (Leah) Grosh of Seattle and Chris Grosh of Milwaukee; the light of her life and great-granddaughter, Bella, who will greatly miss her GG; sister, Barb (Dave) Smith of Waukesha; and sisters-inlaw, Joanne Hildebran, Cathy Henke and Karen Wood. Carol is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She will also be missed by her special friend, Arlene Davis, and other great friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Joe and Robert; and sisters, Dorothy, Rosemary and Donna.
The family would like to especially thank all the kind and caring staff at Angels-Grace Hospice.
The visitation for Carol will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon, on Wednesday, February 7, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.
Interment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, are appreciated.
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.