Gertrude ‘Gert’ L. Schmidt

May 5, 1918 - June 15, 2008

Gertrude L. Schmidt of Waukesha passed away peacefully to eternal life Sunday, June 15, 2008, after a short illness, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at age 90. A good and gentle woman, Gert was born May 5, 1918, in Mukwonago, to the late Louis and Ester (nee Ely) Andofer.

After graduating from Mukwonago High School in 1935, she attended Whitewater State Teacher’s College. On Aug. 31, 1940, Gert married Frederick N. Schmidt. Throughout their marriage they worked side by side and together established F.N. Schmidt & Associates, Inc., a manufacturing representative business that continues today.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 68 years, Frederick N. of Waukesha; daughter, Kay (Bill) Davies of St. Louis Park, Minn.; and five sons, Dr. Tom (Linda) Schmidt of Brookfield, Fred (Teresa) Schmidt of De Pere, John (Carol) Schmidt of Mukwonago, Bill (Bette) Schmidt of Waukesha and Dr. Joe (Julie) Schmidt of Dousman. She will be remembered forever by her grandchildren, Laura (Rob) Anderson, Matt and Mike Davies of Minneapolis, Alison Schmidt, Kerala, India and Amy (Erik) Rosenburg of Tolleson, Ariz., Beth, Todd and Reed Schmidt of De Pere, Diana and Drew Schmidt of Mukwonago, Derek and Paige Schmidt of Waukesha and Nic and Angela Schmidt of Dousman. Gert was thrilled to be a great-grandmother to Lindsey and Will Anderson. She will also be fondly remembered by special family friends, Paul and Kathy Erdmann and Bruce and Carol Erdmann.

She was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Leslie and Rachel Schmidt.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A second visitation will take place on Thursday, June 19, from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. Highway 59, Waukesha, with the Rev. James Loehr presiding. Entombment will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Boy Scouts of America Potawatomi Area Council, P.O. Box 528, Waukesha, WI 53187; Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation, 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188; or to a charity of your choice.

The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Martin Kern and the nursing staff of Waukesha Memorial Hospital 4NW and AngelsGrace Hospice.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.