Karen A. Ratzel

Karen A. Ratzel of Waukesha, born on June 30, 1947, in Ridgeway, was born to eternal life on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at age 64.

She was loved by her cousins, other relatives, friends and her special little Timber. Karen had all great love for animals. She was never alone as long as she had her furry babies.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to HAWS (Humane Animal Welfare Society) are appreciated. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, 9400 W. Donges Bay Road, Mequon.

A private burial will follow. Church and Chapel Funeral Homes is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.churchandchapel.com.