Stoughton- Emma Rae Maurer, age 16, died unexpectedly in a tragic accident on Lake Kegonsa on Thursday, June 7, 2012. She was born in Madison on February 19, 1996, a daughter of Dennis and Gina (Roark) Maurer.

Emma had just completed the 10th grade at Stoughton High School, where she was on the Varsity Swim Team. She loved soccer, music, skateboarding and reading.

Emma is survived by her parents, Dennis and Gina Maurer; a sister, Alexandria Maurer; grandparents, Bob and Donna Maurer, Anita and Jerry Currie and Terry Roark. Uncles and aunts, Rob (Rachel) Maurer, Doug (Leah) Maurer, Sheldon Roark and Michael Roark; numerous cousins; and her cat, Tosh. She was preceded in death by her aunt Nikki.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton, with the Rev. Jerry Pribbenow officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Following services, there will be a luncheon reception at the Stoughton VFW Hall on Veterans Road.

"Heaven gained another angel, our dear sweet, wonderfully weird daughter Emma. Our hearts ache with sadness at the loss of one of the most unique and beautiful souls that we have ever met. Rest in peace, our love, our heart, our soul, our everything. We will count the days until we can hold your beautiful face in our hands again and hear your Cress_Funeral energetic laugh. We will never forget you, our Emma Lemma Ding Dong! You gave us 16 years of absolute joy, terror, laughter and always kept us on our toes. Forever in our hearts and seared into our souls, until we meet again, we will live the rest of our days thinking of you and the many life lessons you have taught us." - the proudest parents in the world.