Maureen Elaine Walker (née Buenzli) passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on June 2, after a two year battle with cancer.
Maureen was a wonderfully generous mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. Born August 3, 1949 to Howard and Margaret Buenzli in Madison, Maureen attended Edgewood High School and St. Norbert College, earning a Bachelors in Education. After graduation, she worked as a teacher, homemaker, and eventually in health care. She made countless trips to Washington, DC, New York City, and London, England to visit her children. She also traveled to and explored many other domestic and international destinations with family and friends, fueled by her love of history and adventure. She filled her free time as a skilled bridge partner, enthusiastic docent at Ten Chimneys, and doting grandmother. Maureen will always be remembered for her quick wit, loyal friendship, and love of vodka gimlets.
She is survived by her three children, Ryan Walker, Meaghan (Timothy) Dransfield, and Kathleen Walker; grandchildren Charlotte and Theodore; and her sister Marianne (Michael) Kennedy of Minocqua. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother H. Malcolm Buenzli.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30am on Saturday, June 6 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Drive, Hartland, WI visitation at the church from 9:30am until the time of Mass. Burial will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 2705 Regent St Madison, WI at 11:00am Monday, June 8.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Maureen Walker’s name be
made to The Ten Chimneys Foundation, PO Box 225, Genesee Depot, WI 53127, www.tenchimneys.org.