Beatrice M. Zuern, 90

Beatrice M. Zuern (nee Gutschenritter), 90, of West Bend, formerly of Slinger, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Hawthorn Manor in West Bend.

She was born April 5, 1920, in the town of Hartford to the late Edward and Katheryn (nee Sauer) Gutchenritter and married Theodore Zuern. Ted preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1995.

Beatrice lived on the Zuern Family Homestead located off of highways 144 and NN in Slinger for most of her life.

Survivors include her sister, Loretta Reschlein of Milwaukee, and her nieces and nephews, Peter Reschlein, Janean (Daniel McMahon) Reschlein, James Reschlein, Don (Jan) Zuern, Bob (Mary) Zuern, Joe (Sue) Zuern, Mary (Ray) Staral and John (Sherry) Walter. She is further survived by her great-nieces, great nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Katheryn Gutschenritter; her husband, Ted Zuern; and four siblings, Laura Gutschenritter, Erwin Gutschenritter, Clarence Gutschenritter and Vincent Gutschenritter.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peterís Catholic Church in Slinger with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. Visitation will be Thursday at the church only from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peterís Catholic Church are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at