Schwab, Martha (Vander Velden)
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Martha G. Schwab (nee Vander Velden), of the St. Paul Home, formerly of Kimberly, age 92, died Thursday December 6, 2012. She was born in Kimberly on April 5, 1920 to the late Peter and Hattie (Van Hammond) Vander Velden. Following her 1937 graduation from Kimberly High School, Martha worked as a secretary at Kimberly High School and Kimberly Clark. She served in the U.S. Navy and was proud to have attended the Naval Air Gunners School. After her military service, Martha married Henry Schwab. They both worked for the U.S. Railroad in Milwaukee. When Martha and Henry retired, they moved to Cable, WI. Martha moved back to Kimberly when Henry died in 1983.
Martha was a lifelong member of Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly. She loved to bowl and play Bingo and Cribbage with her many friends. Music was important to Martha and she played the piano beautifully. She was a very active member of the William Verhagen American Legion Post 60, Kimberly.
Martha is survived by her nieces and nephews: Ken, Lee, Jay, Gene, Gary, Wes and Jim Vander Velden, Nancy Seidl, Gayle Hammen and Mary Pat Gloudemans.
In addition to her husband and parents, Martha was preceded in death by her 5 older brothers: Urban (Alma), Lyle (Estelle and Dina), Cy (Marie), Elmer (Bonnie) and Chub (Margaret) Vander Velden; and nephews and niece: Jerry, Dick, Peter, Jeff and Judy Vander Velden.
Visitation will be held Monday December 10, 2012 at the ST. PAUL HOME CHAPEL (316 E. 14th St. Kaukauna) beginning at 1:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will officiate. Military rites conducted by the William Verhagen American Legion Post 60 will immediately follow. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Home.
Martha's family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at St. Paul Home for the excellent care given during her stay there.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2012