Grace Ann Pretty

Grace Ann Pretty (nee Armbruster) of Cedarburg passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, at the age of 85. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Grace at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 10, at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, in Cedarburg. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will take place at the church cemetery. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Grace was born in Cedarburg on April 29, 1923, the daughter of the late John W. and Marie (nee Frank) Armbruster. On July 20, 1946, she married Thomas J. Pretty at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg.

Grace was a lifelong resident of Cedarburg. She was a member of the Cedarburg Cultural Center and a volunteer for the Ozaukee/Washington Historical Society.

Grace is survived by her children, Charles M. (Diane) of Cedarburg, John S. (Nancy) of Cedarburg, Thomas J. (Jayne) of Grafton, Daniel J. of Denver, Colo. and Patrick E. (Lori) of Cedarburg; grandchildren, Rebecca (Kevin) Boesch of Cedarburg, Andrew Pretty of Fox Point, Kelly Pretty of Cedarburg, Kathie (Tony) Jelineck of Cedarburg and Britta Pretty of Gurnee, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Michael and Adam of Cedarburg; and brother, Robert (Mary Aileen) Armbruster of Cedarburg. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Pretty.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg, the Cedarburg Library or the Ozaukee/Washington County Historical Society are appreciated. For online condolences, visit