Alice M. Chelmo
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Chelmo, Alice M. Age 81, Robbinsdale, MN, formerly of Webster, WI, passed away April 30, 2012. Survived by brother Walter (Lois) Chelmo; 2 nieces; step-nieces and step-nephews and many close friends. Spent her whole life teaching Lutheran Christian Day Schools in Minneapolis and Wisconsin. She volunteered many hours in various fields serving others. Funeral service Sat., May 5, 2012, at 3 PM (Visitation 2 PM - 3 PM) at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Webster, WI. Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, WI 715-866-7131 www.swedberg-taylor.com

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 5, 2012.
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May 8, 2012
Chelmo was the best friend and co-worker anyone could ever hope to have. She will be forever remembered for her commitment to educate all students. Chelmo will always be in my thoughts and prayers. As she always said to me whenever we went home, God Bless. God Bless you Chelmo, God Bless!
Sherrion Perkins
May 8, 2012
I worked closely with Alice Chelmo for many years at Clarke Street School. I missed her when she retired and am saddened by her passing. I know that she is with God now, deservedly so, since she was a devout person. Godspeed, Alice.
Jeannie Prindiville (Milwaukee, WI)
May 5, 2012
I am saddened to see the news of your passing Alice. I admired you, your work ethic, your passion for teaching and helping the unprivilaged children. I was an awe of your dedication and many times wondered how do you do it. You are always on the go at school or after school tutoring others. May the doors of heaven open wide and embrace you and you stop tutoring, enjoy paradise and save me a good spot and put in a good word for me.

Ali Hatab (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Ali Hatab
May 5, 2012
I have had the pleasure of teaching with Alice many years ago. She was a wonderful person who was dedicated to helping others. May she rest in peace.
Janelle Herro
May 4, 2012
A tribute to a teacher, a friend and a true servant of God.

I thought that I was a reasonably literate person. That is until I met Alice (Ms Chelmo) in the fall of 1994. I had recently moved to Milwaukee, WI from Pittsburgh, PA. I had transferred with my employer into a recently developed position.

My life changed on my first trip to an MPS (Milwaukee Public Schools) school. My own formal education ended with high school. But that was all about to change. I was referred to Alice Chelmo when I inquired about volunteer opportunities at Clarke Street School. Reading was her specialty, and within the first 30 minutes of my introduction to Ms Chelmo, she managed to quiz me in phonics, and drilled the sounds and rules for all the vowels and the consonants. What I missed in my own formal education, was quickly remedied. The next thing I hear from Alice is: "Are you ready to start tutoring? With a slight stunned hesitation I said yes.

That was the first day of every weekday spent at Clarke Street School.That continued for the next ten years or so.

Because of my consistent and tireless service to children at Clarke Street School and the community, I have received numerous community service awards. And who was behind this you ask? Alice Chelmo of course. She was (and still is) that force that drives me. She is the wind beneath my wings.

Well done, good and faithful servant (and teacher). I did well by you. Rest in peace until we meet again.

Love and peace to you Ms Chelmo!
Marshall Williams
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