Alberta Gloria Schultz (nee Rademacher)
Jan. 5, 1923 – Sept. 15, 2013
Gloria Schultz (nee Rademacher) was called to her heavenly home Sunday
Sept. 15, 2013, in De Pere.
She was born Jan. 5, 1923, to Albert and Elsie (Ortwig) Rademacher,
spending her childhood years in Beloit and Whitewater.
She was united in marriage to Marvin Gordon Schultz, her lifelong
partner, and they enjoyed 65 loving years together before his passing in
Some of Alberta’s favorite activities were cross-country skiing, hiking,
gardening (she loved hydrangeas and tulips), reading, baking, sketching
and watching the birds outside the living room window. She loved
traveling to places throughout the United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico
and Europe. She enjoyed the Thursday night band concerts in the summer,
and admired Donald Driver’s integrity both on and off the football
Alberta worked in special education in the Waukesha Elementary School
System as a paraprofessional for many years. She was a Brownie and Girl
Scout leader and was known as the fun and inspirational craft lady at
Camp Chinook. She enjoyed Bible study groups, Hannah Circle, and taught
Sunday school at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, where she was a member for
more than 70 years. In her later years, she became an avid proponent of
keeping the mind active with the memorization of nursery rhymes.
She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Melody (Jerry) Socwell and
Michele (Scott) Dassow; daughterin- law, Rose (the late Mark) Schultz;
six grandchildren, Carrie (Adrian) Aguirre, Laura (Brad) Acker, Kristi
(Barry) Tarkenton, Debbie Richards, Tracy Brunner and Troy Socwell; and
eight great-grandchildren, Sergio Cesenes and Steven Aguirre, Piper
Acker, Austin and Gehrick Tarkenton, Caitlyn, Courtlyn and Braedyn
Socwell. She is further survived by loving nieces, nephews and many new
and longtime friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marcia Brunner;
sons, Mark and Michael; granddaughter, Mary Socwell; and two sisters,
Betty (Ray) Pfeiffer and Beryl “Vernice” Rademacher.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the
tender, loving care that the nurses and caregivers provided at Rennes
Health and Rehab (DePere); everyone at Longview Terrace Assisted Living
(Suamico) – especially Julie, who helped make mom feel that her new
place was just like home; and a special thank you to Patty and her staff
at Synergy Home Care (Brookfield), who provided much love and devotion
to mom at her home in Waukesha. Thank you also to the Aurora Visiting
Nurses Hospice team.
Alberta was generous with her time and talents and was often volunteered
by her daughter Michele to make her special buttermilk cut-out cookies
for every school holiday or “just because.” She had strong convictions
and beliefs. She would always end her goodbyes with love, hugs and
kisses, and her favorite saying was “take a day at a time and do the
best you can.”
A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23,
at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County
are greatly appreciated.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more
information, call 827-0659 or visit
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