Josephine J. "Jo" Schlindwein

Josephine J. "Jo" Schlindwein, nee Fritschka, 85, of West Bend died on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at the Kathy Hospice in West Bend.

She was born Dec. 10, 1920 in Milwaukee to the late Casper and Susanna (nee Wendling) Fritsch-ka and married Charles H. Schlindwein on Dec. 28, 1941 in Milwaukee.

Charles passed away in May, 1965.

Jo worked from the late 1960s until late 1980s as a teacherís aide for the Milwaukee Public Schools at Riverside High School.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and active in the West Bend Womanís Club.

Jo is survived by three children, Susan Schlindwein of Twain Harte, Calif., Charles (Fern) of Hartford and Jon (Nancy) of West Bend, and six grandchildren, Anthony, Susan-nah, Charles (Nicole), Emily, Jennifer and Michael.

She is further survived by four great-grandchildren; her sister, Elizabeth (Gerald) Witz of Menomonee Falls; her brother, Ronald of Greenfield; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend.

Chaplain Cheryl Matusiak will officiate, and burial will be Thursday in Graceland Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Visitation at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 4 until 6:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Kathy Hospice or the Hospice of the Sierra in Sonora, Calif. are appreciated.