Eugenie Rintelman Kroll, 78

Eugenie “Genie” Rintelman Kroll, 78, adored wife and mother, found rest and eternal life unexpectedly with her husband Earl and son James at her side in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 29, 2013.

She was born on July 6, 1934, to Oscar and Elizabeth (nee Wupper) Lauterbach. Genie was born and raised in Cedarburg, married to Donald C. Rintelman in 1952. In 1980, she married Earl Kroll.

Genie loved entertaining her family and friends, and was a remarkable cook. She was co-owner of the Poplar Place Restaurant in West Bend for eight years with her son James. She loved the outdoors, tending to her flower gardens and crafting with Earl, what a team they made. Her love for the sewing machine made her an accomplished seamstress and she really had a flair for interior decorating. She loved to travel, and spent winters in St. Petersburg. Most of all she loved life.

Genie is survived by her loving husband Earl; treasured mother of Donald B. (Ann Tice), David (Kathy), and James; sisters Dorothy Schroeder and Christine Klemp; step-children Debbie Kroll Maye and Randy (Terri) Kroll; sister-in-law Carol (Scott) Jansett and brother-in-law Neil (Karen) Kroll; grandchildren Katie (Matt) Pipkorn, Brian, Ryan, Nicole, and Bradley Rintelman; three great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Genie was sadly preceded in death by her loving son Donald B. and dearest grandson Brian, and brother- in-laws Donald Schroeder and Norbert Klemp.

A private service will follow at a later date.

Genie leaves behind a lifetime of precious and everlasting memories. We all love you and will never forget you.