Charlotte J. Ruenzel

  • Born: October 28, 1945
  • Died: October 14, 2019
  • Location: Mayville, Wisconsin

Koepsell Funeral & Cremation Services, Mayville

301 North Walnut Street
Mayville, WI 53050

Tel. (920) 387-4440

Tribute & Message From The Family

Charlotte J. Ruenzel, 73, of Mayville passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Charlotte was born the daughter of Walter and Helen (Dessort) Kaiser on October 28, 1945 in Portage, WI. She was a 1963 graduate of Mayville High School and received her BBA in English at UW-Milwaukee. She was married to Richard L. Ruenzel on May 25, 1968 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville. Charlotte was employed as a technical writer for Deluxe Data Systems/E Funds in Milwaukee and was also employed at Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg, WI.

Charlotte was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville. She enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling and being in nature. She especially valued the time she spent with her family.
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Rick of Mayville; her siblings: Carol (Earl) Rhode of Pardeeville, Donald (Barbara) Kaiser of Horicon, Wayne (JoAnn) Kaiser of Mayville, and Sharon Kanas of Mayville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law, Terry Kanas.

A memorial gathering will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding. Inurnment will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Mayville immediately following services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville or Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg.


Condolence & Memory Journal

You have my deepest sympathy, Rick. I enjoyed working with Charlotte at Riveredge over the years, and it was always fun to see the two of you when she continued as a volunteer. I hope you find comfort in the good times you shared together.

Posted by Sunny Knutson - West Bend, WI   October 24, 2019


Condolences to Rick and family.

Posted by April Heindl - Hereford, AZ - Acquaintance   October 22, 2019

Our deepest condolences to Rick, family, and friends for this loss.

Charlotte was a fond lover of family, arts, food, great reads and nature. Some of her beautiful flowers on the Lake Michigan bluffs at her Grafton home spread over to our land over the years and are still there in the spring; we call them Charlotte's flowers. It was always a comfort to see Charlotte's and Rick's lights on at night next door. She was a great neighbor to us, and I am sure she is still shining a light for us all from above.

Posted by Chester & Jill Ceille - Grafton, WI   October 21, 2019

Through another work colleague from Deluxe, I just heard of Charlotte's passing. She was a great coworker and I considered her a friend in those days. I always enjoyed her great attitude during the times we were always trying to meet deadlines for one work project or some crazy management request. My condolences to her family.

Posted by Judy Lynch - Milwaukee, WI - Coworker   October 17, 2019

My deepest sympathy, Rick. The world has lost yet another wonderful person.

Posted by Becki Berg - Eau Claire, WI - Friend   October 17, 2019

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