Lydia Frances Heimerl, 91

Lydia Frances Heimerl (nee Schneider), 91, of Little Kohler was born to Eternal Life on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Campus surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Richfield on Nov. 7 1918, to Christian and Regina (nee Wiedmeyer) Schneider. Lydia grew up in the West Bend area and after her schooling she attended beautician school. She later met Sylvester H. Heimerl and entered into marriage on Oct. 14, 1939, at Holy Angel’s Catholic Church in West Bend. As a couple they engaged in farming ever since. Lydia loved gardening, making quilts, canning, Polka dancing, but especially spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian Women at St. Mary’s Church in Little Kohler.

Lydia is survived by her loving children, Loretta (Gilbert) Meyer of Fredonia, Frank (Gay) Of Newburg, Robert (Sandi) Of Brantwood, Marilyn Habersetzer of West Bend, Leonard (Judy) of West Bend, Alfred (Lenae) of Random Lake, Jeanette (Kenneth) Mueller of Theresa, Jerome of Random Lake, Roman (special friend, Jane Johnson) of Fredonia, Janice (special friend, Doug King) Heimerl of Fredonia and Bernard (Diane) of Fredonia. She is further survived by her 40 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a brother, Roman Schneider; a sister, Marcella Karnitz; sister-in-law, Regina Waldbillig; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sylvester; infant son, Jerome Joseph; infant daughter, Mary Lydia; son-in-law, Joseph Habersetzer; brothers, Hilbert, Philip, Norbert and Christian Jr. Schneider; a sister, Rita Schultz; sisterin-law, Ruth Heimerl; brothers-in-law, Willard Schultz, Darrell Karnitz, Joe Heimerl, Ted Waldbillig and Roman Thill, sisters-in-law, Evelyn Schneider, Marcie Schneider Virginia Schneider and Josephine Thill.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Little Kohler, with the Rev. Guy Gurath presiding. Visitation will be at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Little Kohler.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank the staff at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Dr. Shewaczyk and the Rev. Guy Gurath for all the care and tenderness they gave to our Mom, we appreciate it greatly.