Gretchen E. Brueske (Waldenberger), passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the age of 86. Beloved mother of Dina Waldenberger, JoyDel (Nick) Roelke, and David Waldenberger. Dear grandmother of Jayme Roelke, Jessica Roelke, Morgan Waldenberger, and James T. Waldenberger. Also survived by James E. Waldenberger, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Gretchen was a longtime New Berlin public school teacher and member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was an alumnus of UW-Whitewater. Gretchen loved music, classic movies, bingo, and scrabble. She was very generous and gave to many charities.
Visitation for Gretchen will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 for 1:00PM until the time of the memorial service at 2:00PM at Cesarz, Charapata and Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188. Gretchen will be inurned at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, WI.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org or to the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, diabetesaction.org/donate.
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