Karen J. Cerasoli

Karen J.Cerasoli, age 64, of Friendship, formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at her home.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the South Burr Oak Methodist Church in Coloma, Wisconsin. Rev. Candy Lisiecki will officiate. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at South Burr Oak Methodist Church. A memorial service is also planned for September 22, 2018, in Milwaukee with more details to follow. In Lieu of flowers please send donations to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund.

Karen was born October 3, 1953, in Milwaukee, to Donald and Nancy Traber.

She graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School in 1971.

Karen married Craig W. Cerasoli on June 10, 1972, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She worked for AT&T for 40 years with many wonderful people and made friends wherever she went.

Karen enjoyed fishing, walking, playing with her grandkids, and loved to sing in the South Burr Oak United Methodist Church Choir. Karen really enjoyed making homemade ravioli and looking forward to the holiday seasons.

Karen was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Donald & Joan Traber and father in law William Cerasoli.

Husband: Craig Cerasoli of Friendship, Wisconsin
Son: Adam (Christie) Cerasoli of Custer, Wisconsin
Son: Ryan Cerasoli of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mother: Nancy Traber of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mother-in-law: Carol Cerasoli of Cudahy, Wisconsin
Sister-in-law: Cheryl (Mark Jorgensen) Cerasoli of Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Grandchildren: Makenna, Amiah, Jordan, Madison, Ava, and Khloe
Step-Brother: David Traber of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Madaline
Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends

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  1. Mara says:

    So sorry for you Loss my heart goes out to both of you love and prayers for your family.

  2. Mark and Kelly Berezinski says:

    Dear Craig, we are soooooo sorry for your loss. We know Karen was your world. We hope you, Makenna, and your family find peace through these difficult times. We are thinking of you… xo Mark & Kelly

  3. Amber says:

    My heart goes out to anyone who knew Karen. She was an incredible, amazing woman. The unconditional love she had for her husband and children/grandchildren was amazing to witness and be around. She was kind hearted, patient, sweet, caring, compassionate, hard working, and so loving. It was so hard to see her struggle through her battle against pancreatic cancer, because she was so undeserving to have gotten such a horrible disease. She has touched my life in so many ways from when I first met her as a 12 year old girl to even now as a grown woman. Karen you will forever remain in my heart, I will never forget the impact you have made in my life. Craig, Ryan, MaKenna, and Ava I love you and I will always be here for you!

  4. Jill, Ken and John Steckbauer says:

    Words can not express the sadness we all are feeling of the loss of Karen. She was a gentle soul and a true blessing to everyone she came in contact with. Hugs to Craig, Mckenna and the entire family at this difficult time. May you find comfort knowing others care. Please dear Lord, wrap your loving arms around Craig, Mckenna and the entire family so them may feel your peace. You dear Lord, know that this is the most difficult thing family usually deals with is death of a dear loved one. May you continue to be their light as they continue to do your will until they meet Karen again in the house of your glory. In your name we pray. Amen

  5. John & Carol Olson says:

    We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Karen. She had such a sweet way about her and was always willing to reach out and lend a hand where ever it was needed. We pray for Christ to draw close to her family to comfort and heal them during this difficult time of loss.

  6. Dan and Donna Murray says:

    Karen was a bright light in our family circle with her wonderful smile and gentle spirit. Lovingly cherished by her family, she will be greatly missed but you each will hold forever those treasured gifts she lovingly gave you of herself. With much love 💓

  7. Brian & Robin Butterfield says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We send our love and prayers for you and your family.

  8. Tanya and madison and bill says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was truly a light in everybodys lives. I grew close to her and am sad to lose her in my life. Big hugs to craig and makenna.

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