Mary Aileen Armbruster, 87

Mary Aileen Armbruster died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, with her family at her side. She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in Long Lake to Otto and Frances (nee McGuine) Behnke. Mary Aileen grew up in Iron River, Mich., and later graduated from Marquette University in 1943.  Robert Armbruster and Mary Aileen Behnke were married on May 21, 1949.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Armbruster; daughter, Joan (Steve) Shipman of Weston, Conn.; son John (Patricia) Armbruster of Cedarburg; daughter, Wendy (Ben) Diaz of Folsom, Calif.; and son, Peter (Therese) Armbruster of Milwaukee. She was the loving grandmother of Stephen, Robbie and Michael Shipman; Anna Marie and Alina Armbruster; John, Peter and Benjamin Diaz; and Megan, Tyler, Leah and Cassidy Armbruster.

Mary Aileen worked at Armbruster Jewelers in Cedarburg until the time of her death. She was active with various organizations in the Cedarburg community. She enjoyed travel, playing bridge and genealogy. Mary Aileen will be missed greatly.  May she rest in peace.

Visitation will be held today, Nov. 4, 2010, at the Mueller Funeral Home, W63 N527 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A funeral Mass will be on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church.

Memorials to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church or to the Ozaukee County Historical Society appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family. For online condolences, please see