Gertrude (Wirtz) Schneider, 97, entered eternal life on Wednesday, June 12,
2019 at the Hospice Home of Hope. She was born April 8, 1922 to the late John
and Elizabeth (Lefeber) Entringer in St. Cloud, WI.
married Clarence E. Wirtz on January 8, 1944 in St. Peter. He preceded her in
death on January 5, 1982. On May 3, 1985, she married Edward S. Schneider. He
passed on June 6, 2015.
Marie was a
Daughter of Isabella, a member of Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and Holy Family
Parish. She loved golfing, gardening, biking, bowling, going gambling and
playing cards. Marie was a fabulous cook. Her real passion was sewing; she made
numerous quilts, made wedding dresses, grandchildren clothes and many other
crafts. She loved to spend time with her family and especially her
grandchildren. Marie loved life.
survived by her children, Carol (Terry) Thirion, Mary (Steve) Bergman, Jean
Schenk and Patty Wirtz; six grandchildren, Tracy (Brian) Carpey, Brian (Nicole)
Thirion, Mark (Dawn) Wirtz, Jason Wirtz, Tony Bergman and Gina Kleiser; six
great grandchildren; Hailey, Allyson, Emilee, Annalise, Coral and Tatum;
brother-in-law, Paul Wirtz, many nieces and nephews.
further survived by step-children, Sue (Stephen) Zimmerman, Stephen (Diane)
Schneider, Michael (Lila) Schneider, Mark (Cindy) Schneider, Ann (Charles)
Anders, Jane (Paul) Sundheim, Paul (Jeanne) Schneider, Teri (Chris) Lemke and
Dean (Cathy) Schneider; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and brothers-in-law
and sisters-in-laws, Irma Entringer, John (Marian) Schneider, Victor (Mary Lou)
Schneider, Mary White , Patricia Pittler and Bette Schneider.
preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Clarence and Edward; one son
Bill Wirtz; three brothers, Albert (Veronica) Entringer and Ambrose (Rosie)
Entringer and Milton Entringer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Robert
(Lorraine) Fowler, Peter (Viola) Casper, Louie Wirtz, Shirley Wirtz, Marie
(Oral) Krug, Gregor Schneider, Norbert (Evie) Schneider, Robert Schneider,
Ernest Schneider, Martha (Al) Laudolff,
Anthony (Marlene “Sue”) Schneider and Leo Schneider, Olive (Gerald)
Richter, Frances (Willard) Stubbe, Alois Schneider, James (Judy) Schneider, Lee
White and Robert Pittler.
family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 9:00
to 10:45 AM at Holy Family Church, 271 4th Street Way, Fond du Lac.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at the church. Burial
will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be directed to Agnesian Hospice Home of Hope.
wishes to thank the staff at the Hospice Home of Hope for their love and care
given to Marie and the family.
condolences may be expressed at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com