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Lucille A. Schmitt

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Lucille A. Schmitt Obituary
Schmitt, Lucille A.

Lucille A. Schmitt's journey through life ended peacefully at 91 years of age on Thursday, January 03, 2013 at Stoney River Assisted Living in Marshfield under Ministry Home Care Hospice.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Corpus Christ Catholic Church in Bakerville with Fr. Sebastian Venni officiating.

Visitations will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30am until time of service.

Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Lucille was born on October 4, 1921 in DePere to Anton and Anna (Keyzers) Barten. She was a 1939 graduate of McKinley High School in Marshfield.

She was united in marriage to Harvey M. Schmitt on June 6, 1942 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Harvey died on November 19, 1981.

Very active, Lucille was past President, Treasurer and head cook for the PCCW of Corpus Christi and General Leader of Golden Glow 4-H Club for more than 10 years. She also enjoyed the Nasonville Homemakers group, league bowling, entertaining, baking, cooking, gardening, berry picking trips, canning, playing cards, particularly sheepshead and smear, snowmobiling, and an occasional trip to the casino. She loved bird watching and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Always busy on the farm, Lucille and Harvey eventually took their first trip to Las Vegas in the early 70's after which an annual trip of some sort became a priority for them.

Even after Harvey's passing, Lucille continued to enjoy traveling with her sister Mary Ann to Europe and at her young age of 85, Lucille attended a grandson's wedding in Jamaica and a granddaughter's wedding in Alaska.

When most her age were planning their retirement, Lucille started up and operated an Adult Family Home in Marshfield for more than 20 years. She provided exceptional and loving care to women in their senior years.

Lucille is survived by her children, Judy (Jerry) Sojka of Pittsville, Gordon (Becky) Schmitt of Sobieski, Kathy (Jeff) Glahn of Gettsyburg, PA, Marilyn (Steve) Vanderwyst of Marshfield, Kris (Eugene) Doering of Marshfield and Michael Schmitt; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She is further survived by one sister Mary Ann (Harvin) Abrahamson of Wauwatosa and a sister-in-law Alice Barten of Appleton.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Marie Barten, George (Betty) Barten, Ethel Bouchonville, Roberta (Fred) Axford, John Barten, Edward (Betty) Barten, and Norbert (Mary) Barten.

Memorials on behalf of Lucille may be designated to Corpus Christi Catholic Church for handicap accessibility.

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Jan. 4, 2013
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