Darlene M. Schmidt

Darlene M. Schmidt, nee Bauer, of West Bend died on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 at her home at the age of 70.

She was born on Oct. 17, 1939 in West Bend to the late Edwin H. and Leona P. (nee Maichle) Bauer and grew up on the family farm in the Town of Barton until moving to West Bend in 1955.

On June 18, 1960, she was united in marriage to Joseph A. Schmidt at Holy Angels Church.

For a brief period of time, Darlene worked at Amity Leather Products and was an Avon representative. She also helped to care for elderly residents of the area by visiting with them and running errands when needed.
Darlene enjoyed being a homemaker and truly was one of the best. She was an excellent cook and baker and enjoyed sharing meals. Sunday dinners often was a time to be together with family and friends. In addition to gardening, she was a loving and devoted mother and proud grandma. Sherry, Jerry and her grandchildren helped her to become a fan of the Brewers, Packers and Bucks.

Survivors include four children, Jim of West Bend, Jerry of West Bend, Sharlene of Oshkosh and Sherry (Eric) Petersen of West Bend; two grandchildren Ashley and Kyle Petersen; dear cousins Earl (Dorothy) Hodgson of Mountain and Allen Hodgson of Muskego; other relatives and close friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. and also Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.

The family has requested memorials to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund.
Online guest book and condolences are available www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.