Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Margaret “Carol” Bratz
Service: February 13, 2019
Margaret “Carol” Bratz
Margaret “Carol” Bratz, 88, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home with Rev. Lance Hoff officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Richwood Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the church or a charity of one’s choice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Margaret “Carol” Ellsworth was born on April 10, 1930 to Victor and Frieda (nee Stolte) Ellsworth in Delafield. On April 21, 1951, Carol married Paul Bratz at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. Together they raised eleven children. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Richwood. Carol enjoyed cooking and canning, gardening, and watching the Milwaukee Brewers.
She is survived by her children, Paul (Patti) Bratz, Rickie (Steph) Bratz, Danny (Peggy) Bratz, Donna (Tim) Stankey, Diane (Jerry) Bowman, Dale (Dawn) Bratz, Judy (Rod) Kuehl, Jayne (Mike) Budewitz, Sluggo (Staci) Bratz; eighteen grandchildren; twenty three great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; four step grandchildren; sister, Betty Duffy of Watertown; sister-in-law, Nancy Ellsworth of Oconomowoc; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Paul Bratz, whom she had missed dearly after his passing; her parents; children, John Bratz, Wayne Bratz; grandson, Gerald “Bucky” Bowman Jr.; siblings, Kenneth Ellsworth, Jake Ellsworth, Melvin “Chubby” Ellsworth, Audrey Wilk.
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