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Leatrice Elsa "Lee" Schmidt

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Leatrice Elsa "Lee" Schmidt Notice
Schmidt, Leatrice Elsa "Lee" Died February 21, 2014, at the age of 66. Resident of Lake Forest, IL. Wife of Edward J. Krawczyk; mother of David, Joy and Derek Somogyi; grandmother of two granddaughters; daughter of Ann and the late Robert C. Schmidt, Sr.; sister of RC Schmidt, Jr. (Mary Schmidt), Lori (Robert) Campbell, Rick (Donna) Schmidt and Lesa (Thomas) Tocco; stepmother of Grant and Courtney. Further survived by other relatives and many good friends. Lee was a 1965 graduate of Dominican High School and went on to graduate with a degree in nursing from St. Teresa in Winona, MN. Lee also earned her Master's Degree in Public Health Nursing from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She taught nursing at Barat College in Lake Forest, IL. Lee went on to study law and graduated from the Chicago Kent College of Law, passing the Bar in 1990. From 1990 to 1994, she practiced law, and since then worked in the area of Risk Management, most recently for Zurich Insurance Group. Lee was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2012 and fought the disease with dignity. She routinely and selflessly devoted all of her free time to her children and their lives. From football to field hockey, Lee's presence was always appreciated and felt. Lee was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She was a very loving and caring person. Her lifetime commitment to caring for others and especially those she loved is her greatest legacy. Visitation took place at the Wenban Funeral Home on Monday, February 24. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, February 25 at the Church of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Forest, IL. Interment was private. Memorials in Lee's name may be made to Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025, or to or to the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 9, 2014
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