Herr, Josephine B.
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JOSEPHINE B. HERR, age 96, of Marshfield, formerly of Greenwood, died at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, on Friday, February 1, 2013. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:30am on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Greenwood. Rev. Joseph Follmar and Rev. Eric Berns will officiate and interment will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tom Herr, Brandon Herr, Guy Willis, Ron Wilczek, Adam Yaeger, and William Martin. Visitation will be held at the church, on Tuesday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Josephine Barbara Schmitz was born on January 18, 1917 in Norwalk, WI, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Lindner) Schmitz. When she was a young girl, her family moved to Greenwood, where she was raised and received her education. Josephine was united in marriage to Joseph Albert Herr on June 18, 1940 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the St. Ann's Society. Josephine and her husband farmed north of Greenwood for 30 years. Her many interests included crocheting, quilting and gardening, which especially included her perennial flowers and raspberries. Her grandchildren and great-grand grandchildren brought tremendous enjoyment to her life.
Josephine will be dearly missed by her daughter: Kathleen (James) Martin of Green Bay; her son: William Herr of Greenwood; seven grandchildren: William (Diane) Martin, Sara (Andrew) Schiller, Karrie (Guy) Willis, Teri (Ron) Wilczek, Kristy (Adam) Yaeger, Tom (Michelle) Herr and Brandon Herr; nine great grandchildren: Sam, Gracie and Sophia Wilczek, Ross and Ally Yaeger, Abigail and Katherine Martin, William and Gwendolyn Schiller; two sisters: Carol (Burnell) Yaeger of Greenwood, Mary Ann Kocher of Lake Holcombe; nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, on November 24, 1982; her parents; two sisters: Cecilia Bertz and Catherine Hefner; two brothers: Hubert and Otto Schmitz; and her daughter-in-law: Jane Herr on September 21, 2012.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the caring staff of Stoney River, Ministry Home Hospice and the Palliative Care unit at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital and to Fr. Follmar and Fr. Berns for their support and prayers.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2013