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Abrahams Yaffe, Louise Passed away peacefully on December 26, 2012 at the age of 97. Dear mother of Alice (Don) Gruenberg, Jim Abrahams and Jane (John) Butenhoff. Beloved Grandma Lulu to 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A
University of Michigan
graduate, Louise dedicated most of her life to serving the community in her synagogue, on the Wisconsin AARP Legislative Committee, WI Commission on Aging and Long Term Care and as Director of Volunteer Services at Jewish Family Services. She was inducted into the Wisconsin Senior Citizen Hall of Fame in 2001, had an annual award created in her name by the Board on Aging, and twice served as the State Representative to the White House Conference on Aging. The family sends special thanks to Louise's kind and understanding physician, Dr. Mark Chelmow-ski, compassionate, devoted care-takers and friends Arlene Watson-Tutt and Vera Boyd, along with Georgia King and Pat Conrod. Donations to the Louise Abra-hams Yaffe Volunteer Ombudsman Program c/o BOALTC at 1402 Pankratz St., Madison, WI 53707; Ogens-Abrahams Fund c/o Jewish Family Services at 1300 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee, WI 53202; The Charlie Foundation to Help Cure Pediatric Epilepsy at 515 Ocean, #602N, Santa Monica, CA 90402 or the
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Dec. 30, 2012
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"Jane, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I met her at some of the "premieres" you were kind..."
- Tom Hetrick
"I am forever grateful to be able to say that I knew, worked with and adored Louise.She is the most..."
- Kellie Miller
"I was blessed to have Louise in my life, both professionally and personally. Her memory will burn..."
- George Potaracke
"I had the great honor to work with Louise at JFS back in 1979-82, and was proud that she called me her..."
- Ellen Blankenship
"We are in Florida for the winter but saw the obituary for your mother and wanted to send our sincere..."
- Nancy and Yale Freiman
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