Priscilla Schwabauer (nee Boneck)

Priscilla Schwabauer, nee Boneck, 82, of the Cedar Lake Health Care Center in the town of West Bend, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005.

She was born on July 8, 1923 to the late Otto and Edith (nee Peterson) Boneck in Mosinee, and on May 10, 1944 she was united in marriage to William Schwabauer.

Together they raised a family in Milwaukee and eventually moved to West Bend in 1973. Her husband passed away on Aug. 31, 1979.

While in West Bend Priscilla began working for the West Bend library as a library assistant before retiring in the mid 1980s.

During that time she became an accomplished bookbinder.

Priscilla was an avid reader of nonfiction books, especially biographies. Her passion for books led her to build quite a book collection of rare out-of-print books.

She was a good seamstress and enjoyed making crafts and paintings.

Priscilla also loved angels and enjoyed collecting them.

Survivors include her four children, Patricia Cusma of Oconomowoc, Sallie Franco of West Bend, David Schwabauer of Port Washington and John Schwabauer of West Bend; three grandchildren, Pamela (Troy) Crass of Beechwood, Aaron Johnson of Boston, Mass. and Rebecca (Brian) Morrison of Algonquin, Ill.; a great-granddaughter, Nina Morrison, with two other great-grandchildren on the way; a sister, Lenora Boneck of Iola; two brothers, Russell (Mildred) Boneck of West Allis and Wilfred (Virginia) Boneck of Weyauwega; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Basil "Bill" Cusma and Paul Franco; two sisters, Nina Seligman and Hazel Boneck, and three brothers, Edwin, Vernon and Roger Boneck.

A prayer service with the family will be held on Monday, Jan. 2, at 12:45 p.m., at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend.

Visitation will be on Monday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

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