Jean C. Schommer, 88, Appleton, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at King Veteran Home. She was born on August 22, 1925 in Appleton to the late George and Anna (Bartman) Walter. Jean graduated from Appleton High School, attended nursing school and worked a variety of jobs before having children. She married Robert W. Schommer on May 7, 1960 at St. Joseph Church, Appleton; he preceded her in death in 2004. Jean was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of the National Catholic Society of Forresters, Appleton Homemakers Club and Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary. Most important in her life was her family. These past few months could be summed up as Remarkable given all of the challenges she faced and never once complained, always keeping a positive outlook on things.
She will be greatly missed by her daughters: Mary (Allan) Schommer-Loney, Navarino and Elizabeth (Kurt) Andrews, Hortonville. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; 2 infant sons: Bobbie Peter and Timothy Joseph; 4 sisters: Helen Muench, Rose Krahn, Leona Walter and Margaret Walter; and 3 brothers: John, George and Henry Walter.
A Mass of Celebration for Jean will be held at 10:30 am Friday, March 14, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Appleton with Rev. James Leary OFM Cap. officiating. Friends may visit the family on Thursday at the Brettschneider Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel from 4-7pm and directly at the church on Friday from 9:30 until the time of service. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.
The family would like to thank the staff of King Veteran Home, especially Michelle, Amanda and Annie for their loving care of Mom.