UPDATED: Recent Waukesha Obituaries
Check out these recent obituaries to learn more about Waukesha residents who recently passed away.
Norman Elwood “Bud” McKonly, Jr.
Bud proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Bud made a career working for the American Red Cross where he retired after 33 years of service. He served as the chapter executive for greater Milwaukee for 23 years. Bud was a devoted member and past President of Ascension Lutheran Church where he started their cancer support group. He served on the City Cemetery Commission for Prairie Home Cemetery, was the president of the American Red Cross Retiree Association, member of the American Legion Post No. 8, an advocate for the Milwaukee Affiliate Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Chair of the Wisconsin Committee ESGR, member of the Wisconsin Veterans War Memorial, Member of the Milwaukee County Emergency Food Program Board and the Milwaukee Rotary. Bud enjoyed reading, biking, playing guitar and singing folk music. He was most passionate about spending time with his family and especially the grandchildren.
Doris Grace Wilson
Doris worked at the Ethan Allen School for Boys from 1959 until 1977 and also worked for Western States Envelope Factory for many years. She was a member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, was a 50-year member of the Waukesha Ladies Eagles Auxiliary Aerie No. 453 and was a longtime member of the Wales Fire Department Auxiliary. Doris loved to dance, enjoyed quilting and singing in the church choir.
Dale D. Christopherson
Dale worked as a mechanic for his father’s company Central Redi-Mix for many years. He was a proud follower of the Apostolic church. Dale will always be remembered as a loving father and his love for his grandchildren.
Elodia C. Melendez
Along with her husband, Elodia was the co-owner of The Strand tavern for more than 42 years. Elodia enjoyed watching Mexican soap operas, loved angels and collecting angel figurines.