Mrs. Claudine C. Schwellinger

March 4, 1935 - May 6, 2008

Mrs. Claudine C. Schwellinger, 73, of the town of Waukesha, died Monday, May 6, 2008, at Boca Raton Community Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla. She was born in Cudahy on March 4, 1935, to Arthur and Irene (nee Dronso) Gooder.

She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy High School. On Sept. 3, 1955, Claudine was united in marriage to Jerome "Jerry" Schwellinger, Sr. She was a former member of the Waukesha Service Club and a longtime fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, organizing golf tournaments and fundraising events in both Wisconsin and Florida. As an avid gardener, she had a very good eye for landscape design, decorating and flower arranging. She was a gifted party planner who loved to entertain for family and friends, as well as an extraordinary buyer of gifts. She enjoyed the time spent playing cards with her friends, and was especially good at bridge and gin. Traveling, fine dining and golfing were among her many hobbies. Along with her mischievous sense of humor, Claudine will be fondly remembered as a wonderful loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 52 years, Jerome "Jerry" Schwellinger, Sr; their five children, Jerome (Amy) Schwellinger, Jr. of Waukesha; Mark (Karen) Schwellinger of Oconomowoc; Brian (Lynne) Schwellinger of Madison; Maria Schwellinger of Milwaukee and Dr. Lisa Schwellinger of Oconomowoc. She is further survived by her beloved grandchildren, Jason, Jonathon, Quinn, William, Leane, Lia Marie, Sterling, Andrea, Brenan and great-granddaughter Jasmin, as well as her sister, Patricia Dreful of Waukesha.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death her brothers, Arthur and William, and her sister, Laverne.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon at the church, with the Rev. Jason Lavann presiding. Private interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, City of Pewaukee, WI 53188.

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