Louise A. Bartholf of Birchwood, WI formerly of Waukesha, WI was peacefully born to eternal life on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 73 years. Louise was born on December 14, 1939 in Kansasville, Wisconsin the daughter of LeRoy and Barbara (Ketterhagen) Riesland.
She was united in marriage to Donald L. Bartholf on May 7, 1956.
Louise worked as a Machinist at Wisconsin Centrifugal for over twenty years. She and Donald enjoyed the woods and lakes of northern Wisconsin where they happily spent their retirement.
Surviving Louise are her loving children, Penney (Don) Anderson; Steven Bartholf, Michael (Janet) Bartholf and Marvin (Amy) Bartholf. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother, Martin (Pauline) Riesland; and a sister, Margaret Reindl. Louise is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, Donald; one son, Robert; sister, Eva and two brothers, Elmer and Fred.
The visitation for Louise will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188. A second visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the 11:30 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, September 28 at the funeral home. The burial will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in honor of Louise may be given to the MACC Fund, 10000 W. Innovation Drive, Suite 135, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226.
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.