Donna Mae Schmitz (nee Pomeranski)

Feb. 20, 1936 - Sept. 22, 2011

Donna Mae Schmitz (Pomeranski) of New Berlin, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at the age of 75. She was born in Superior on Feb. 20, 1936.

She married Cyril W. Schmitz of Menomonee Falls on Oct. 29, 1955. They resided in Waukesha, where she made wedding cakes and special occasion cakes and was referred by many as the "Cake Lady." She also enjoyed painting ceramics. Together with her husband they raised 10 children.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Joseph (Cheryl) Schmitz, Mary Schmitz, Susan (Mark) Smokowicz, Nancy (Jerry) Hanson, Anita Pirc, Jean (Dan) Schulthess, John Schmitz, Micheal Schmitz, Paul (Nicole) Schmitz and Steven Schmitz. She was the fond grandmother of 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and one expected in January. She was the beloved sister to Connie (Fran) Rheinhart and Bonnie (Bob) Bacholls and sister-in-law to Muriel Larson. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril; her parents, Edward and Sylvia Pomeranski; and her brother, Ronnie.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. rosary service Friday, Sept. 30, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue Saturday, Oct. 1, with prayers at the funeral home beginning at 10:15 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, for the 11 a.m. funeral Mass. Entombment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church (address above) or AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

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