Alda Schreiner

Alda Schreiner of Gainesville, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at the age of 91 after a short battle with cancer. She was a longtime Waukesha educator, who retired from her first grade position at Whittier Elementary. She loved teaching her students and was devoted to helping each one succeed.

A longtime member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, she was involved in the elderly fellowship and friendship group, Older and Wiser, for several years. She and Martha Adams led the group for luncheons, speakers and good times.

Alda is survived by August, her husband of 70 years, who was also an educator and retired from Menomonee Falls School District. Alda was a devoted and caring mother of four children. She is survived by her three daughters, Kathleen Morris (Bernard Reller), Colleen Campbell (Keith) and Carmen Benedict (Gary), and daughter in-law, Claudia Schreiner. Her son, Dennis, preceded her in death. Her grandchildren, Jim Schreiner (College Station, Texas), John Schreiner (Salt Lake City, Utah), Jennifer Schreiner (Charleston, S.C.), Benjamin Reller, Heather Morris, Andrew Benedict, Anne Benedict and great-grandsons, Cayden and Kolten (all of Gainesville, Fla.), will miss her ever cheerful presence and interest in their smallest and greatest accomplishments in their lives.

Alda’s earthly resting place will be in Oak Park Cemetery in Mondovi. A celebration of her life will be held in the future in Mondovi at a date yet to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of care and compassion can be made to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; or Haven Hospice, 4305 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.