Charlotte M. Caron, 62

Charlotte M. Caron (nee Weber), 62, of Cedarburg passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2012, at home. She was the devoted wife of Frederick S. Caron (Steve); stepmother of Jennifer (Greg) November; daughter of Lorna Weber; sister of Cynthia (Gary) Ringle and Colleen (William) Wendelborn; sister-in-law of Kathleen (Ralph) Abrahams.

She is also survived by nephews, Ryan (Missy) Ringle, Andrew Wendelborn and Jason (Annie) Ringle; and nieces, Sarah Abrahams, Caitlin (Brent) Vlaeminck and Marsha Abrahams. She is further survived by great-nephews, Carter Ringle and Tucker Vlaeminck; AFS sister Yolanda Sotelo of Santiago, Chile; uncle/godfather Kenneth Weber and numerous relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Alphonse Weber.

Charlotte was born in Slinger on Aug. 30, 1949, and graduated from Slinger High School class of 1967 with honors. She was a giving and caring person who valued friendship and loyalty.

She was married to her loving husband on Sept. 1, 1990.

Most recently, Charlotte was the executive assistant to the office of the chairman of Briggs & Stratton, a company at which she formed many close friendships. Those who came in contact with her through her job, including many in the music industry, viewed Charlotte as their friend.

Prior to working at Briggs & Stratton, as the administrative assistant to the general manager of Channel 10/36 Friends, she enjoyed going on air during pledge drives to help out the station she so loved. And as the administrative assistant to the general manager of Maxicare and the Green Bay News-Chronicle, she made and kept many friends.

Charlotte was especially proud to be vice president/president elect of EWI Milwaukee (Executive Women International). Her term there was stopped short due to cancer.

For four years Charlotte was the co-owner of Colony Floral in West Bend. Her love for flowers and designing continued throughout her life and her donations of wreaths and floral arrangements to others brought constant joy. At her own home, Charlotte loved to garden and enhance the landscaping. She had a special love for French styles, art and gardens.

These interests all came from Charlotte’s passion for travel. She visited Chile, Australia and various locations around Europe, though France was especially important to her. Together with a group of friends, Charlotte helped form a group called "ZU THERE" that went on many trips, where they gathered with their flamingo mascots and trophies.

At St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Charlotte was active in the choir and took great pride in cantoring and lecturing. She was in demand for soloing and singing for weddings and funerals; her love for singing was enjoyed by all.

This last week as she looked out on our backyard she said, "Wonderful," which is how those who knew her best would describe her.

The heavens are lucky to have such a wonderful angel. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be Friday, May 11, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg.

Church services will be Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg.

A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Froedtert Hospital, Brain Cancer Department.

Donations in memory of Charlotte can be sent to: The Froedtert Foundation Brain Tumor Research Program, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226.