Charmaine Lois Goldbach, of Waukesha, died Friday, June 8, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 70. She was born in Milwaukee on May 22, 1942 the daughter of LaVerne and Irene (nee Conklin) Johnston. Charmaine had a great love for children and was a childcare provider for many years and a foster parent for 16 years. She was an active member of in Waukesha. Her family was very important to her and she will be fondly remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She will be sadly missed by her children: Robert (Barbara) Ratliff of Lake Tomahawk, De Anna Ratliff of Grafton, Linda (Kevin) Radke of Clay Center, Kansas and Cynthia (Mark) Rouse of Milwaukee, her lifetime companion, Kelly Hautala of Waukesha, her 12 grandchildren, Heather Klein, Amanda (Chad) Waters, Gerald (Jennifer) Dixon, David Dixon, Kristina Radke, Michael Rouse, Lindsey Radke, Ashley Rouse, Henry Mayo, Christopher (Tamra) Mayo, Joshua Shiemdel and Jessica (Eric) Kloes, her 16 great-grandchildren Jackie Wesley, Liam Nelsen, MaeLynn Nelsen, Natalie Waters, Linda Waters, David Dixon, Jr. Randy Dixon, Kevin Dixon, Faith Bruder, Dylan Dixon, Grace Dixon, Trent Mayo, Donovan Mayo, Logan Mayo, Gavin Mayo and Victoria Kloes. She is further survived by her twin sister Charlene Wagner of Oak Creek and Gerald Goldbach, father and step father to Charmaine’s children along with other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert Ratliff, her grandson Randy Dixon, Jr. and her parents.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 4:00 until 7:00PM at , 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues on Thursday, June 14 from 2:00PM until the 3:00PM funeral service at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Avenue, Waukesha. Reverend Scott Oelhafen will preside. Private family graveside services will be held on Friday at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Milwaukee. For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at (262) 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an on-line tribute message.