Doris Mae Kohlhaas
June 5, 1927- Dec. 10, 2011
Doris Mae Kohlhaas of Waukesha died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at Care-Age of Brookfield at the age of 84. She was born June 5, 1927, in West Bend, the daughter of Wilfred and Alice (nee Worachek) Vilmur.
She was a 1945 graduate of Waukesha High School. Doris worked for Borden's Dairy and then at her parents grocery store, Vilmur's Market. She married Robert Paul Schomer on June 7, 1947. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1978. Then in September 1982, she married Arthur Kohlhaas at Genesee Congregational Church. She was a very avid sports fan and loved the Packers, Brewers and the Cubs. For more than 50 years, she enjoyed participating in her card club.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Arthur of Waukesha; her children, Robert M. (Betty) Schomer of Oconomowoc, Carol A. (William) Long of Milwaukee, Diane M. (Michael) Mann of Las Vegas, Nancy M. (Dick) Moon of Waukesha, Mary E. (James) Mitchell of Waukesha and Susan K. (Brian) Lenard of Waukesha; her stepchildren, Karen (Dominic) Frinzi of Sullivan, Wendy Kohlhaas of Sullivan, Bryan Kohlhaas of Pewaukee, Penny (Mike) Fosholdt of Palmyra and Heidi (Tom) Schoknecht of Delafield; her five grandchildren, Bryan Schomer of Wauwatosa, Sara Schilling of Waukesha, Amy (Peter) Kaczmarek of Milwaukee, Jeff (Laura) Mann of Las Vegas and Jamie Mitchell of Waukesha; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Benjamin and Elijah; 10 step-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister, Mitzi Walsh of Waukesha; sister-in-law, Mary Vilmur of Illinois; nephews, Sean Walsh of Muskego and Michael Walsh of Waukesha; nieces, Kathy Chambers of Madison and Christine (Frank) Cavaliero of Connecticut; her best friend, Nova Mathews of Waukesha; along with other relatives and friends.
In addition to her first husband Robert, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Don Vilmur and Rod Vilmur; her brother-in-law, Ed Walsh; sister-in-law, Pauline Vilmur; and her parents.
The family wishes to extend a special heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Bill Lutz, Cindy Szcygiel, Advantage Home Hospice, Bright Star and Care-Age of Brookfield for the wonderful care you provided our mom.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Dec. 15, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Joe Medina will preside. Private family graveside services will be held Friday, Dec. 16, at St. Josephﾕs Cemetery.
If desired, memorials are appreciated to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.