Beatrice ‘Bea’ Reis, 93

Beatrice "Bea" Susan Reis, 93, joined her beloved husband Hugo "Teddy" Reis on Friday, July 30, 2010.

She was born at Holy Hill on March 29, 1917, to the late Henry and Anna (nee Jacob) Goetz. On July 4, 1940, she married Hugo Reis at Holy Assumption Church in Milwaukee.

She lived most of her life as a resident of Mayfield (Katzenbach) in the town of Polk. She was employed at Sprauge, Badger Lab and Harold Mehrings Fish Market. She loved cutting grass and having a "big" garden. When she wasn't cutting grass to taking care of her garden, she would be bowling or dancing. She loved to feed and watch the birds from her kitchen window. She always had a story from the past to share. She was a role model to follow. She lived her life to the fullest, and will be greatly missed.

Beatrice belonged to the Washington County Historical Society, St. Frances Cabrini Church and the Young at Heart Club.

Beatrice is survived by her son Thomas (Joan) Reis of West Bend. Other survivors include her four grandchildren, Mark Reis of Neenah, Tim (Nancy) Reis of West Bend, Julie Fuller of West Bend and Linda (Adam) McDonald of Campbellsport. She has eight great-grandchildren, Ryan, Heather, Jessica, Katie and Rebecca Reis, Acacia and Andrew Glocka, and three step great-grandchildren Patience, Matthew and Joshua.

Preceding her in death was her husband Hugo Reis, her grandson-in-law Joe Fuller and three sisters and two brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at 5 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Rev. Jeffrey Haines presiding. Burial will be Wednesday in St. Mary's Cemetery in Richfield. Visitation will be Tuesday, at the church only from 2 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor's choice are appreciated.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

Online guestbook and condolences are available at

Special thanks to the staff at Lasata Nursing Home. Suzie and Jim Curossi, Scott and April Kissinger and their boys, and all the other good neighbors for all their love and care including Dr. Weber.