Emma V. Schmitz
Emma Victoria Schmitz, 79, entered Eternal Life surrounded
by her family on August 21, 2019. Emma was born in Charlestown to Joseph &
Isadora (Bruckner) Mahlich on December 22, 1939.
On June 24, 1961, Emma and Wilfrid J. Schmitz were united in marriage at
St. Martin Catholic Church, Charlestown. Prior to marriage, Emma worked at The
Diner in New Holstein. Emma and Willie worked side-by-side managing the family
farm in Malone until their retirement in 2000. In 1987, they proudly accepted
the Century Farm Award from the State of Wisconsin.
Emma graduated from New Holstein High School, Class of 1957.
Emma had many talents. She could always be counted on to prepare a delicious
meal or bake a decadent dessert. She could mend, patch or alter any garment.
She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, gardening, and watching deer, birds and
Emma was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Parish and
its’ Altar & Rosary Society, serving many years as President, Malone Area
Heritage Museum and Milwaukee Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (MACCW).
Survivors include her husband, Wilfrid; children, Brenda
(Joel) Schneider, Brian (Sam Sentek), and Timothy “Hippy”, all of Malone;
grandchildren, Nicholas Burgert, Sara Burgert, Lisa (Tim) Depies, Tina (Aaron)
Kraus; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Caleb, and Baby Depies; sister, Margaret
Doss; brother, Francis Mahlich; brother-in-law, Cliff Kempf; many cousins and
numerous cherished friends. Preceding
her in death were her parents; in laws, Nick and Anna Schmitz; sister, Barbara
Kempf; brother-in-law, William Doss Jr.; sister-in-law, Serena (Norbert)
Jurgensmier; and her beloved cat, Mr. Squirrel.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 26, 2019 from 3:00 –
7:00 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home and again on Tuesday from 9:00 – 10:30 AM
at church. Rosary service will be held
at 10:30 AM at church and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00
AM on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg.
Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Emma’s name may be directed
to St. John’s Altar & Rosary Society.
Emma’s family is extremely grateful for the compassionate
care provided to Emma by Sr. Jenada, Father Gary, Father Larry and the staff of
Villa Loretto. The family also wishes to thank Emma’s many friends for their
kind thoughts, prayers, visits and support during her courageous battle against
Guestbook and tribute wall may
be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com.