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Obituary: Mabel E. Buhl (formerly Sullivan)

Waukesha woman was heavily involved in the community.

Mabel E. Buhl (formerly Sullivan), of Waukesha, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at LindenGrove, at age 95.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1917, the daughter of George and Annie Barribeau in Oconto, WI. Mabel married Dr. John Buhl on Oct. 15, 1988. She was a member of St Mary Catholic Church where she was involved in the Catholic Study Group. Mabel was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary, St. Mary’s Vincent de Paul’s Society and the Waukesha Sierra Club. She loved to cook, bake and sew. Mabel was active with her children in the local 4H clubs when they were younger. She and John loved to travel and their travels took them to many places in Europe and Ireland. Mabel and John also went to St. Lucia on medical missions to help the people of that country.

Mabel will be sadly missed by her husband, John of over 23 years; her children, Jim Sullivan of Waukesha, Kathy Vandenberg of Waukesha, Mary (Dennis Pells) Casey of the Town of Genesee, Kevin (Michelle) Buhl of South Dakota, Dennis (Linda) Buhl of Waukesha and Edie Hoeft of Pewaukee; her son-in-law, Ed Vandenberg of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Ann (Kate) Vandenberg, Julie (Treg) Peyton, Lillian Casey, John Paul Casey, Michelle Hoeft and Danny Hoeft; her great-grandchildren, Taylor Vandenberg and Sophia Peyton. She is further survived by her brother, Bernard Barribeau of Oconto; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Mabel is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ed Sullivan; and her sisters.

Services for Mabel were previously held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waukesha, WI. She was buried at Oconto’s Catholic Cemetery in Oconto, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated by Mabel’s family to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, S30 W24836 Sunset Drive, Waukesha, WI 53189.

is serving the family. For more information, to view the online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call 262-542-6609 for more information.

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