Obituary of Delores E Blankenhagen
Delores E. Blankenhagen passed away on March 19, 2023, at the age of 91. She was born in Dodgeville, WI to parents Elmer and Annie Jones. Dee graduated from Waukesha High School. Along with her husband she owned Buds Meat Market from 1953 to 1959 and Buds Tap from 1963 to 1967. After owning businesses with her husband, she worked for the state of Wisconsin from 1969 to 1995 and served as a union representative. Dee was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, she enjoyed family time and Friday lunches. For many years she spent her winters in Florida with her husband where she was an avid bingo player. She loved to knit and read and enjoyed her summer retreats with Debbie and Heather.
Dee will be deeply missed by her loving children; Bob (Geri) and Debbie (Brian) Gracyalny; grandchildren, Dan (Bekka), Autumn, Steve, and Heather; great grandchildren, Amelia, Emma, and Quinton. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Richard, her parents, brothers, and sisters.
The visitation will be held on Monday March 27, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until the start of services at 12:00 noon at Cesarz Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home 237 N Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188. The virtual services will start at 12:00 noon at https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/8275440426. Services will be officiated by Pastor Peter Schmidt. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in Wales, WI.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262‑542‑6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Delores Blankenhagen, please visit Tribute Store