Christine M. Breit, 56

Christine M. Breit, 56, of West Bend, passed away Monday, April 12, 2010 at The Kathy Hospice.

She was born Jan. 17, 1954, in West Bend to the late Roman and Irene (nee Wiedmeyer) Breit. Christine attended St. Mary's grade school where she earned the Girl Scout's Marion Award and graduated from West Bend East High School in 1972.

She worked in the office at the West Bend Company from 1971 to 1986. She went on to work for the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Enger Kress and Wicks Lumber.

Christine was a member of the St. Mary's Christian Women, Association of the Miraculous Medal, Kettle Moraine Coin and Stamp Club, and Washington County Association for Home and Community Education.

She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, crafts, gardening, bird watching, bowling and reading.

Christine is survived by her brother, Gerald Breit of Campbellsport; her sister, Judith Sweet of Olympia, Wash.; an uncle, Andrew Breit of Kewaskum; an aunt, Edna Breit of Lomira; nieces and nephews, Gary (Stacia) Breit of Charlotte, N.C., Brian (Lauren) Breit of Oak Park, Ill., Kerry (Gilbert Clarke) Breit of Md., Kelley (Joe) Stout of Madison, Wis., Benjamin Sweet and Melissa Sweet of Cary, N.C.; great-nieces and nephews, Gabrielle Breit, Joshua Breit, Noah Breit, Anna Breit, Nathan Breit, Natalie Clarke, Violet Clarke and Tyler Stout; special cousin, Dorothy Dyken; special friends, Sue Schultz, Bonnie Miller, Betty Gehl, Kay Dricken, Diane Kleismith, and Toni Kugler; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Roman A. Breit, her sister-in-law, Marilynn Breit; her special cousins, Agnes Fellenz and Mary Dreher-Lecher and her "soulmate," William "Bill" Reichert.

A Mass of Christian Burial in remembrance of Christine will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 16 at Immaculate Conception Church of St. Mary, 1610 Monroe St., West Bend with the Rev. Jerry Repenshek presiding.

Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until the Mass on Friday at the church. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorials to St. Mary's School Tuition Fund are appreciated.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thank you to Dr. Bob Gibson along with his staff, all the home care nurses and therapists, American Cancer Society volunteers, Interfaith Caregivers volunteers, the staff of Hope Health and Rehab in Lomira and the Kathy Hospice in West Bend, St. Mary's Communion distributors, Dan Schroeder, and all those who prayed for Christine during her courageous battle with cancer.