Alberta Gloria Schultz (nee Rademacher)

Jan. 5, 1923 – Sept. 15, 2013

Alberta 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 2008.

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 field.

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 to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions. To receive this obit or directions on your smartphone, text 1244509 to 414-301-6422.

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