Michele A. Ptaschinski, 53

Michele A. Ptaschinski, 53, of Beaver Dam, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

Michele was born on July 23, 1957, in Beaver Dam, to Robert and Adeline (nee Washtock) Kuenzi. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1975. Michele was very proud to be certified by Pet Therapy International; she and her dogs were able to visit others and make a positive difference in their lives. Her dogs, Max, Mickey and Dolly, will miss Michele dearly. Michele also loved all sports, although she was a Badger fan and a Packer fan, she absolutely loved the Chicago Cubs.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Ptaschinski of Beaver Dam; her brother, Bob (Vicki) Kuenzi of West Bend; two nieces, Krista Kuenzi of London, England, and Kayla Kuenzi of Rubicon; her aunt, Marie Kuenzi of Beaver Dam; other relatives and friends.

Michele was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation for Michele will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 511 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam, on Tuesday, April 12, from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at church on Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. The Rev. Michael J. Erwin will officiate. Burial will be at St. Peterís Cemetery.

If desired, memorials may be made in Michele Ptaschinskiís name to Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.

The Murray Funeral Home, 131 E. Maple Ave., Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.