Carol M. Schmitz

Carol M. Schmitz, nee Braun, of Hartford, died on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, at the age of 68.

She was born on May 12, 1939 in Milwaukee to the late Harvey and Mary (nee Pejka) Braun.

Carol attended schools in Milwaukee, graduating from Custer High School in 1957.

On Feb. 8, 1958, she was united in marriage to Gerald D. Schmitz at St. Albertís Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

The couple made their home in Milwaukee, until moving to Germantown in 1983. In 1996, they settled in Hartford.

In addition to spending time with family, Carol enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, fishing, rummage sales and searching for antiques.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry; four children, Daniel (Audrey) of Menomonee Falls, Bill (Mary) of Brookfield, Thomas (Kim) of Waupun and Mary (Angel) Maseda of Genesee; 17 grandchildren; two brothers, Jim (Colleen) Braun and Robert Braun, both of West Bend; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly; a sister-in-law, Sue Braun; and her parents-in-law, Geroge and Helen (nee Sullivan) Schmitz.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, with entombment following in Washington County Memorial Park.

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

The family has requested memorials to the American Cancer Society.