Arlene L. Schmidt, 92

Arlene L. Schmidt, 92, of Kewaskum, formerly of West Bend, passed away on Tues-day, Jan. 6, 2009, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in the town of West Bend.

She was born on Nov. 1, 1916, in the town of Wayne, the daughter of the late Armand and Alma (Menger) Mertz, and on April 10, 1937, she was united in marriage to Theodore E. Schmidt in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1987.

Arlene worked as a cook at Cedar Lake Home for 16 years. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in the town of Wayne, the Women’s Guild and sang in the choir for more than 50 years. Arlene will fondly be remembered as an excellent cook, seamstress and quilt maker.

Survivors include five children, Richard (Marjorie) Schmidt, Thomas (Judith) Schmidt and James (Gwen) Schmidt, all of the town of Wayne; Susanne (Donald) Felix and Marianne (Roland) Nowak, both of West Bend; nine grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 step great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Arlene was preceded in death by a brother, Armand "Wimpy" Mertz and a sister, Anita Mertz.

Funeral services for Arlene will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Salem United Church of Christ in the town of Wayne with the Rev. Daniel Schultz officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Holy Trinity Catho-lic Church Cemetery in Kewas-kum.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Salem UCC are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Arlene’s arrangements.

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Arlene’s family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Kettle Moraine Gardens, Riverway Place, Cedar Lake Community and the doctors and nurses of St. Joseph’s Hospital for the excellent care provided to Arlene.