Magdalene E. Smith

Sept. 5, 1916 - Feb. 23, 2007

Magdalene E. Smith, 90, of Waukesha, formerly of Freeport Ill., was united with her husband, Walter, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007. She was born Sept. 5, 1916, in Freeport, the daughter Edward and Teresa (nee Balsinger) Lilley.

On May 8, 1941, she married Walter V. Smith in Freeport. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Donahue for a several years, then started a family and made a wonderful and loving home for her husband and daughters.

She is survived by her three daughters, Deborah L. (Scott) Schafer of Waukesha, Pamela Jean Smith of La Crosse and Sharon (Brian) Scofield of Freeport. She was a proud and loving grandma of seven grandchildren, Heather (Eric) Bennett, Jennifer and Christopher (Jessica) Schafer, Lavandah Smith and Rebecca, Melissa and Jessica Scofield. She was also a proud and loving grandma of four great-grandchildren, Katie Bennett, Elly Bennett-Flitsch and two children from Becky Scofield. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Walter; her parents, Edward and Teresa; and her brother, Allen.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Walker Mortuary, 321 W. Main St., Freeport, where a scripture service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at St. Marys Church, 704 S. State Ave., Freeport, with the Rev. Burt Absalon officiating. Entombment of the cremains will be in Calvary Cemetery after the memorial service.

A memorial fund has been established for St. Marys Catholic Church.

The Smith family invites friends to extend condolences, share a memory, or light a candle in her honor at www.walkermortuary.com.

Walker Mortuary of Freeport, (888) 917-3860, is serving the family.