Christine Kay Rickaby, 35

Christine Kay Rickaby (nee Mieritz), a resident of Hubertus and formerly of Mequon,  passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the age of 35, with her husband, Scott, and her parents, Tim and Jacque (nee Bruckner) Mieritz, by her side.

Christine is further survived by her two children, Austin, 5, and Taylor, 3; her brother, Glenn (Jessica) Mieritz; and her grandparents, John and Bev Bruckner and Olivia Mieritz. She is further survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandpa, Elroy Mieritz.

The family will receive friends at Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church, 247 S. Main St., Thiensville, today, Nov. 16, from 4 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. with memorial services beginning at 7 p.m. Inurnment will be private at St. Augustine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Christineís name may be directed to the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 681145, Milwaukee, WI 53268-1145.

Christine graduated from Homestead High School, the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater and received a Masterís Degree from UW-Milwaukee. She was employed by M & I Investment Management Co. as a portfolio manager.

Christine was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with Taylor. With help from Drs. Walker, Chitambar, Mueller and Peltier, she fought a brave battle overcoming many challenges, always with a smile and a thank you. Many at Froedtert will remember her fondly. A special thank you to all who helped her so much, especially the nurses of 4 NW and her co-workers at M & I for their love and support throughout this time.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service in Mequon is serving the family. For online condolences, please go to www.schmidtandbartelt.com.