Mary L. ĎMary Louí Kadinger

Mary Louise "Mary Lou" Kadinger (nee Brennan) of West Bend passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Community Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with gallbladder cancer, at the age of 65.

Mary Louís life began on Nov. 26, 1941. She was the oldest daughter of Henry J. and Gladys S. (nee Barefoot) Brennan in Salix, Penn. After high school, she worked in Washington D.C. as a secretary for the United States govern-ment, until she moved to West Bend. Shortly after, she became employed for Wisconsin Electric Co., where she honorably spent the next 30 years.

Mary Lou was a dedicated worker, but she wholeheartedly devoted all her love, time and energy to raising her children, whom meant the world to her. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling, boating, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

In 1983, Mary Lou met Frank A. Kadinger Jr., who became her best friend and soul mate. On June 26, 1998, the couple united their love for one another through their exchange of marital vows and were inseparable since.

Mary Lou will be kept forever in the hearts and minds of her husband and best friend, Frank Kadinger Jr.; her loving children, Joseph (Pamela) Jacob of West Bend and Kim (Paul) Schwai of Fredonia; five cherished grandchildren, Brittany, Samantha, Ashley Jacob and Austin and Brandon Schwai; her dear sisters, Patricia (Dan) Brown, Helen (Richard) Knavel, and Kathleen (Samuel) Plummer, all of Salix; her brother, David (Mel) Brennan of Salix; mother-in-law, Rinelda (Nellie) Kadinger of West Bend; and sisters-in-law, Joyce (Ronald) Schultz of Kewaskum and Ann Kadinger of Saukville. She will also be missed by special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandchild, Benjamin Schwai; and father-in-law, Frank Kadinger Sr.

In honor of Mary Louís wishes, a private funeral service was held for her family to celebrate her life fully lived. Cremation took place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

To honor Mary Lou's life, a memorial fund has been set up. Memorials can be sent to:

West Bend Savings Bank c/o Mary Lou Kadinger Memorial Fund 201 S. 5th Ave., West Bend, WI 53095.

Memorial funds will be donated to The American Cancer Society and The National Institute of Health.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.