Lorena Katzfey Schmear
Sept. 28, 1921 Jan. 25, 2011
Lorena Katzfey Schmear, 89, of Lenoir, N.C., went to be with the Lord on
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the home of her daughter surrounded by family
and friends. She was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Waukesha, to the late
Joseph and Anna Katzfey.
Lorena was married Sept. 4, 1940, to Armand (Jack) Schmear, who preceded
her in death after 59 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death
by five brothers and four sisters. She was a Christian and attended
Lenoir Community Church, where she and her husband served as custodians
for many years, and was currently a member of Lower Creek Baptist
Church. She was a 13-year beloved resident of Koinonia Apartments, where
she enjoyed independent living with many friends.
Lorena is survived by her sons, Chester (Karen) Schmear of Milwaukee and
Barry (Susan) Schmear of Mukwonago; daughter, Becky (Greg) Hickok of
Lenoir; grandchildren, Tammy Klipfel, Teke (Dionne) Klipfel, Kyle
Hickok, Kory Hickok (fiancee Jessica Oder), Lori Jo Schmear, Thor
Schmear, Jodi Schmear, Chad (Tonia) Schmear, Chris (Marsha) Schmear,
Shawn (Melissa) Schmear, William (Connie) Schmear; and 16
Lorena requested no services and has donated her body to science. In
lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be made to Caldwell Hospice
and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.
She left this wish: When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has
set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, who cry for a soul
set free. Miss me a little but not too long and not with your head
bowed low. Remember the love we shared miss me but let me go.
Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Schmear
Family, 828-754-7979. Online condolences may be sent to the Schmear