Carol M. Schmitz

Carol M. Schmitz, nee Braun, of Hartford, died on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Community Memorial Hospital in 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 with the Class of 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; and 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 were Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend, with entombment following at Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation was at the funeral home on Wednesday prior to the service.

The family has requested memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Schmidt Funeral Home assisted the family.