Sarah A. Schmitt, 20


Sarah A. Schmitt, 20, of Allenton, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, from injuries received in an automobile accident in Columbia County.

She was born on April 16, 1990, in Brookfield, the daughter of Steven and Susan (nee Desrosier) Schmitt. Sarah was a 2008 graduate of Kewaskum High School and was a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, pursuing math and computer science degrees. She was a member of the Women’s Rugby team, a sport she thoroughly enjoyed, and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.

In her younger years, she was an active member of 4-H and showed rabbits and sheep at the fair. In high school she was a member of the tennis team and held the position of treasurer of the FFA during her senior year. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all who knew her and were touched by her life.

Those Sarah leaves behind to cherish her memory include her parents, Steve and Sue Schmitt of Allenton; three sisters, Jillian Schmitt of River Falls, Heather Schmitt and Robin Schmitt, both at home; her maternal grandmother, Mary Lou Desrosier of West Bend; her paternal grandparents, Alfred "Fritz" and Rita Schmitt of West Bend; her aunts and uncles, Cindy Has-sett and Patti Des-rosier both of Cedarburg, Sandy Desrosier of Grafton, Jan Wilkens of Fredonia, Alan (Annette) Schmitt, Thomas (Regina) Schmitt, Kevin (Jane) Schmitt and Brian (Debbie) Schmitt, all of West Bend; many cousins; other relatives; classmates and dear friends.

Sarah was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Gerald Dave Desrosier.

A Mass of Christian burial for Sarah will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. The Rev. Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. and visitation will continue on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials to the Kewaskum Youth Scholarship Fund "KEYS" or to the Women’s Rugby Club through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, 105 Garfield Ave., P.O. Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI 54701, are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Sarah's arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.