Mary Jean ‘Jean’ Schmidt (nee Dion)

Nov. 24, 1934 - Nov. 17, 2006

Mary Jean "Jean" Schmidt (nee Dion) of Waukesha died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at her home at age 71. She was born in Glidden on Nov. 24, 1934.

Jean was preceded in death by her father, Frank Dion; mother, Margaret Mayo; and brother, Jack Dion.

Jean was united in marriage to Raymond "Ray" Schmidt on July 15, 1961. Until her retirement in 1991, Jean worked as a purchasing agent at Waukesha Pump (formerly Waukesha Foundry). Jean was a member of St. William Catholic Church and belonged to the church’s Christian Women organization. She spent many years volunteering at LindenGrove Nursing Home.

Jean will be sadly missed by her husband, Ray; sons, Tony (Stacie) of Queen Creek, Ariz., Paul of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Gregg (Kimberly) of Waukesha; grandchildren, Bronwyn of Queen Creek and Lauren and Andrea of Waukesha; sister, Laverne Hatherill of Las Vegas; and sister-in-law, Mable Wolf of Oregon, Wis.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Entombment will immediately follow the service at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Memorials in Jean’s name may be given to St. William Catholic Church.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.