Sarah Habanek

Sarah Jane Habanek of Delafield was born to eternal life on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at the age of 82.

Born in Port Washington on May 29, 1940, Sarah was the daughter of Elmer and Agnes (nee Mertzig) Godersky.

On April 24, 1965, she married the love of her life, Gerald S. Habanek. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2002.

Sarah will be sadly missed by her children Holly (Gregory) Johnstone and Gerald (Kristin) Habanek; her grandchildren Cole M. Johnstone, Simon H. Johnstone, Fritz J. Habanek and Rolf M. Habanek; her brothers and sisters Elmer “Butch” (Carolyn) Godersky, Margo Rychtik, David (Sue) Godersky and Rosemary Godersky; her sister-in-law Violet Godersky; and her very dear friends Jerrold “Doc” and Leanne Koch and their children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson Maxwell Habanek and her brother Richard Godersky.

A hard worker and fiercely loyal friend, Sarah stayed in touch with the many friends she made at all stages of her life, from high school to workplaces (including the Metro Milwaukee Auto Auction, the Girl Scouts of Milwaukee County and the U.S. Postal Service, which she retired from in 2003) and those she made at the YMCA Oconomowoc at Pabst Farms, where she enjoyed participating in water aerobics classes.

A lifelong gardener, Sarah loved spending time outside working in her gardens and appreciating the warmth of the sun.

She also loved planning and anticipating her many trips and was fortunate to travel the world in her retirement.

But the greatest joy of Sarah’s later life was the time she spent with her four grandsons.

Visitation was held on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, from 9 until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Bruno Parish, 226 W. Ottawa Ave., Dousman, WI 53118.

Private burial was at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Cudahy.

If desired, memorials in Sarah’s name to Waukesha Citizens’ Police Academy Association (WCPAA) are appreciated. 

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Service is honored to serve the family. 

For more information, please call the funeral home at (262) 547-4035 or visit our website at to leave the family an online tribute message.           



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