Ida Bertha Anna Weege (nee Schultz)
Jan. 7, 1920 - Aug. 17, 2011
Ida Bertha Anna Weege (nee Schultz), 91, of Stevens Point died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Oakridge Senior Living Center in Stevens Point. Ida was born Jan. 7, 1920, in Lebannon, to Edwin and Amanda Bertha (nee Krueger) Schultz.
She married Albert Weege on June 22, 1941. He preceded her in death July 7, 2008. She worked side by side with her husband, first on the Schultz family farm, then for 23 years in managing the Bark River Game Preserve in Sullivan and finally in caretaking the Brumder estate on Pine Lake for 10 years.
Ida loved her family and handling the duties of her home, especially baking, cooking and food preservation. She was an excellent bread maker, earning awards at the Wisconsin State Fair as well as the delight of her family. As a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc, she was well-known by members for her evangelism greeting of new members, always with a welcoming smile.
Ida is survived by her brother, Elmer Schultz of Oshkosh; her sons and their wives, Lyn (Elene) Weege of Stevensville, Mont., Bill (Kathleen) Weege of Zirconia, N.C., and Butch (Tina) Weege of Mosinee; her grandchildren, Myra (Tim) Swiston, Christopher, Matthew (Melissa), Joshua and Emily (David) Krystowiak; and four great-grandchildren, Ella and Bryn Swiston and Wyatt and Ayda Weege. She is also survived by her special niece and friend, Kathy Brook of Oconomowoc, as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Ida was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Albert; her sister, Alice Rozek; and three brothers, Walter, Arnold and Raymond.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Aug. 24, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. In addition, a memorial service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Matthews Lutheran Church of Oconomowoc and St Paul’s Lutheran church of Stevens Point.
Boston Funeral Home of Stevens Point, in conjunction with Schmidt, Bartelt Funeral Home of Oconomowoc, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ida’s family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Marcia McDonald and her warm and caring staff at Oakridge Assisted Living for the outstanding care and companionship they offered to Ida for the past four years. We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Michael Hammacke and his assistant, Paula, of Ministry Medical, for their exceptional medical care of Ida’s needs for the past six years.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.