Lydia Ruth Schoenfeldt

Lydia Ruth Schoenfeldt of Wautoma passed away at the age of 83 on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 at Wild Rose Manor. A private family service will be held today, Aug. 28, at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg. Holly Funeral Home in Wild Rose is serving the family.

Lydia was born in Milwaukee in 1924. In 1942, she was united in marriage to Fred Schoenfeldt.

Lydia enjoyed many activities throughout her life, particularly music and art. She was adept at the piano, teaching for several years, and also graced many with her beautiful paintings, ceramics and countless quilts.

Lydia was truly one of a kind; a wise, social and magical woman who was a great listener and best friend to countless people. She was also a caring, selfless mother who loved her family more than anything else in the world. Throughout life’s challenges, she always managed to triumph with a smile and a laugh. She genuinely cared for and loved all those she knew.

Lydia is survived by her sons, Tom and Jim; their children, grandchildren, and many extended relatives; as well as special friends, Mary, Maggie, Carol, Judy and Shelly.

Lydia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred; and her daughter, Vicki.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Wild Rose Nursing Home and Agnesian Healthcare for making Lydia’s last weeks as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

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