Lucille M. Schiller

Lucille M. Schiller, nee Worf, 84, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, March 25, 2007 at the Samaritan Health Center, West Bend.

Lu was born Lucille Worf in Slinger on May 17, 1922, the youngest child of Lawrence and Clara (nee Konrath) Worf.

After she graduated St. Peterís School she moved to Barton, where she worked as a housekeeper and nanny for her sister, Marie.

On Aug. 7, 1940 she married Lawrence A. Schiller at Immacu-late Conception Church where they remained lifetime members, and took up residence on what is now West River Drive in West Bend.

They were married for just short of 58 years when Lawrence died in 1998.

Lu was an active member of the Christian Mothers and Altar Society at St. Maryís.

Over her lifetime she worked at various factory jobs until about 1960 when she began working at McLane School cafeteria where she was later named head cook.

Summers Lu would volunteer at the old County Hospital giving hair cuts and permanents to the residents.

She didnít find her real calling, however, until she began working as a nurseís aide at the then new Samaritan Health Center.

She truly loved working with the elderly and the caring people employed there.

It was during this time that in 1978 she completed her G.E.D., proving to herself that she could have finished high school if she had been given a chance.

After her retirement in 1984, Lu began delivering Meals on Wheels and working as a hospice volunteer for the Kettle Moraine Social Services group.

She received awards from both groups for her more than 15 years of service.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Anthony) Atwell and her husband of Saratoga, Calif.; their children: Andrew, his wife Alix, and their son Rory of Campbell, Calif.; and Amy Suzanne Atwell of Playa del Rey, Calif.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sisters, Marie (Bert) Troedel and Kathryn (Anthony) Noegel and their husbands; her brother, Arnold (Tillie) Worf and his wife; her brothers-in-law, Jerome (Alice) Schiller and his wife, Norbert (Erna) Schiller and his wife; her sister-in-law, Laura (Floyd) Updyke and her husband; as well as Leona Schiller, nee Lehn, her friend and first wife of Jerome Schiller.

Lu was a lifetime cheerleader for the underdog and through her words, letters and greeting cards tried to encourage the best in all who touched her life. She served wherever she saw a need.

Her warm smile and perky generous spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held at St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Church, West Bend, on Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. and light refreshments in the church hall.

Donations to St. Maryís School would be appreciated in lieu of flowers

The Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, is handling arrangements.

www.schmidtfuneralhome.com