Elaine D. Mauritz, 57

Elaine D. Mauritz, 57, of Theresa, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1951, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Andrew and Marion (Doll) Schnitzler, and on Aug. 11, 1973, she was united in marriage to Christopher Mauritz at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa.

Elaine received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on May 16, 1973.

She taught fourth and fifth grades at the Fayetteville, N.C., School District from 1973-1976. From 1976-1988, she taught grades four through eight at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

In 1989, she began working for Adia Temporary Service and was named the Employee of the Month for Milwaukee. From this employment, she gained a full-time position with Briggs and Stratton Corp. in Milwaukee where she advanced from the position of clerk to service accounts administrator.

Through Briggs and Stratton, Elaine received her masterís degree in science of organizational leadership and quality from Marian College in Fond du Lac on Dec. 18, 2004.

Elaine was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa, was a member of the St. Annís Society and taught Sunday school.

Elaine enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including spending time with her family and her many friends. She enjoyed walks with her dog, Snoopy. She had a strong value for education and enjoyed her work and co-workers as well. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her loving husband, Christopher; two children, Edward of Theresa and Elizabeth of Haslett, Mich.; her father, Andrew Schnitzler of Fond du Lac; her brothers and sisters, Gloria Perisee of Oak Park, Ill., Edwin Schnitzler of Woodruff, Andy (Karen) Schnitzler of Theresa, Joan Schnitzler of Wausau, Rita (David) Weninger of Horicon, Carol Becker of Waukegan, Ill., Janet (Norman) Martin of Wausau and Paul (Debra) Schnitzler of Westminster, Colo.; her mother-in-law, Patricia Mauritz of Oshkosh; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her mother, Marion; her father-in-law, Edgar Mauritz and a niece, Kelly Schnitzler.

A Mass of Christian burial for Elaine will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa. Fr. Dennis Budka will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Theresa Catholic Church Cemetery in Theresa.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kietzer-Miller Funeral Home, 350 Main St. in Lomira, where a prayer service will be held at 4 p.m.

Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.