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Carita K. Ausmacher

February 4, 1926 ~ August 22, 2019 (age 93)

Carita K. Ausmacher, 93, of Fort Atkinson, WI, formerly of Palmyra, WI passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Sienna Crest Memory Care.

Carita was born on February 4, 1926 to William and Marie (Crowley) Torpy. She grew up and spent the majority of her life in Milwaukee, moving to Palmyra in 1997 where she remained until December of 2018. On June 26, 1948 Carita was married to Eugene; God blessed their union with a daughter, Barbara Jean. She was a homemaker for most of her married life but worked for a few years as an aide at Alverno Elementary School, a job that suited her perfectly because of her love of children. Her family says that Carita loved spoiling children, both family and others. She had many interests during her life. She loved shopping, reading, rummage sales, and was an excellent cook and baker. Eating was mandatory anytime anyone visited her home. She was loving and generous and had a great sense of humor and a big heart. She also had a spicy and determined Irish personality. She will be dearly missed.

Carita is survived by her sisters-in-law, Rachel and Polly Torpy; her nieces, Pat (Joe) Hoff, Kathy Weiss, Maureen (Bob) Miller, and Mary (Gary) Meier; her nephews, Patrick (Pam) Torpy and Michael Torpy. She is also survived by a number of other nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 46 years, Gene; her loving daughter, Barbara Jean; and siblings Genevieve, Tom, June, Allan, Deloris, and John.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday August 27th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Palmyra. Fr. Thomas J. Coyle will officiate the mass. Visitation will be held from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Carita will be laid to rest following the mass at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Cemetery in Milwaukee.

A special thank you to the Sienna Crest staff for the wonderful care, concern, comfort, and love that they provided her. Also thank you to Rainbow Hospice for their care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sienna Crest Memory Care of Fort Atkinson.

Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Eagle & Palmyra, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence please visit

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