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Mary Therese "Mae" Schommer

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Mary Therese "Mae" Schommer Obituary
Schommer, Mary Therese "Mae"

Mae Schommer, Freedom, age 81, entered eternal life on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Freedom on March 2, 1931 to the late Albert and Mary (Vandenberg) Geurts. Mae married Jack Schommer at St. Nicholas Parish on August 18, 1951. She loved to travel, whether it was winter trips to California and Florida or trips abroad. Her favorite trip was to Medjugorie. Mae's faith played a large role in her life, praying the rosary daily. She was active at St. Nicholas Parish where she sang with the funeral choir and belonged to numerous prayer groups. Mae loved to socialize and will be remembered as the life of the party that appreciated a good martini. She enjoyed her three Bridge clubs and playing Sheephead. In younger years, she golfed and bowled. Mae was a member of the Freedom VFW Women's Auxiliary and the Freedom Historical Society. She was employed for many years at Schenck and Associates and loved her job and co-workers.

Mae is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack; children: Susan (Terry) Muenster, Seymour; Bill "Baldy" (special friend Sandi Ryan), Florence; Bob (Donna), Freedom; Rick (Cindy), Freedom; and Stacey, Stevens Point; grandchildren: Jason (Leah), Kristin and Cody (special friend Marsha) Muenster, Nicole, Craig, Eric, Brett, Adam and Alyssa Schommer; great grandchildren: Zachary, Jacob and Elliana Muenster; brothers and sisters: Ivo (Mary) Geurts, Eileen Weins, Ursie (Jerry) Zwiers and Joe (Shirley) Geurts; and sister-in-law: Rita Geurts. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mae was preceded in death by her grandchildren: Derrick and Annie Schommer; sister and brother: Marge (Joe) Rosenberg and John Geurts; and members of Jack's family.

Visitation will be held Monday October 29, 2012 at O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME (1776 E. Main Little Chute) beginning at 4:00 p.m. until time of Vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday October 30, 2012 at ST. NICHOLAS PARISH (W2037 County Road S Freedom) beginning at 11:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Daniel Felton will officiate. Committal St. Nicholas Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit

Thank you to the doctors, nurses and Unity Hospice. A special thank you to Sandi Ryan for the tender loving care she gave to our Mom.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Oct. 27, 2012
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