George M. Schickert

George M. Schickert, 92, of West Bend died on Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 surrounded by his family at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa.

He was born on March 30, 1914 in Nabob to the late George and Josephine (nee Heilmann) Schickert.

George spent most of his working years at the Gehl Co., where he also served as the union local president for many years.

George served the city of West Bend as a member of both the Board of Appeals and the Board of Review.

Woodworking, gardening and listening to sports filled his leisure hours.

On Nov. 21, 1940, he was united in marriage to Bernice E. Theisen at St. Michaelís Church in St. Michaels.

Bernice predeceased Dec. 24, 1999.

Survivors include three children, Joan of Richfield, Minn., Bill (Ann) of Silver Spring, Md. and Jim (Dee) of Plover; six grandchildren, John, Katherine, David, Billi Lin (Ryan), Josh and Emma; three great-grandchildren, Jude, Noah and Zach; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Petri, Mildred Theisen and Milly Theisen; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence, Ray and Jerome, and his sister, Armella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26,at 5 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend, with Father Gerald Brittain presiding.

The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church only on Tuesday from 3 until 4:45 p.m.

Interment will take place in Holy Angels Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family extends their appreciation for memorials donated to Holy Angels Church or the Holy Angels School Trust Fund.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.