Elizabeth A. Schneider

Elizabeth A. Schneider, nee Churka, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at Samaritan Health Center, West Bend, at the age of 79.

She was born to the late Andrew and Frances Churka on Oct. 30, 1927 in Milwaukee, and married Frank Schneider on Oct. 18, 1947 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

After retirement, Frank and Betty moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. where they lived for the next 15 years.

About five years ago, they moved back to West Bend to spend time with family.

Betty enjoyed gambling, knitting, raising birds and flowers, fishing and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; children, Frank (Debbie) of Cedarburg, Annette Ferrante of Cedarburg, Karin (Glenn) Buttke of Jackson, Paul (DeeDee) of West Bend and Joanne Miller of Jackson; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; and one brother, Andrew "Sonny" Churka.

She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by one son, Mark Andrew; and one sister-in-law, Carol Churka.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. at The Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3: p.m.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cedar Community Hospice and the caring staff of The Samaritan Health Center.