Pauline E. Schmidt

Pauline E. Schmidt, nee Ewert, 76, of West Bend, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Ivy Manor in Campbellsport.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1931 in the town of Theresa, Dodge County, to the late Otto and Celia (nee Rady) Ewert.

At an early age Pauline moved to West Bend with her family, and graduated from West Bend High School in 1949.

Pauline was united in marriage to Delbert Schmidt on Aug. 23, 1952 in Junction City, Kan., where he was stationed in the U.S. Army.

Together they made their home in West Bend.

After her children were raised, Pauline went back to nursing school and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwau-kee in 1974 as a registered nurse.

She worked at Hartford Hos-pital until her retirement in 1995.

Pauline enjoyed watching her family grow. She was a dedicated wife and mother, and her family was always number one in her life.

She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and the West Bend Lioness Club.

Pauline enjoyed quilting, bowling, playing cards with her card group of 50-plus years, and spending time with her sisters, brothers and friends.

She also enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas, and other local casinos.

Survivors include her husband, Delbert; three children, Patricia (Al) Schnepf of Ogema, Kathryn (Ken) Staehler of West Bend and Darryl (fiancˇe Jean Schwichtenberg) Schmidt of Allenton; four grandchildren, Marlo Smith, Kathy (Jeremy) Stahowiack, Amy Deshotels and Bradley Staehler; three great-grandchildren, Jeff Parker, Kyle Parker and Olivia Blacks; three sisters, Mildred (James) Reinke of West Bend, Dorothy Rick of Cromwell, Minn. and Shirley Weston of West Bend; two sisters-in-law, Juneva Schmidt of West Bend and Kathy Ewert of Colgate; a nephew, Tom (Marylee) Melius of Chugiak, Alaska; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Otto Ewert and his wife Diane, Karl Ewert and his wife Gail, and Ralph Ewert; a sister-in-law Delores Melius and her husband Lloyd; a brother-in-law, Burk Weston; and a nephew, Ronald Melius.

Funeral services in memory of Pauline will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend, with Rev. Sharon Stier officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m., in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Memorials in Pauline’s name may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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