Amelia A. Schmitz, 18

Amelia A. Schmitz passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 at the age of 18 years.

Amelia was born on April 16, 1993 in Menomonee Falls to Lawrin and Kim (nee Panetti) Schmitz. She was a 2011 graduate of Germantown High School. Amelia was a parking attendant at Holy Hill Basilica and was a Kids Klub Leader at the Germantown Recreation Department. She also volunteered at the Washington County Humane Society. Amelia loved photography and music. She not only played the flute for over seven years, but she also played the drums with her grandpa at the Concertina Festival in Allenton. Amelia was also a loyal Green Bay Packers fan.

Amelia loved her family. She enjoyed playing with her cousins and spending time with them as often as she could. She will be dearly missed by all those that knew her.

Amelia is survived by her parents Lawrin and Kim (nee Panetti); and brother Matthew. She is further survived by her grandparents Helen (Mike) Panetti-Stout (nee Kester) and Charles (Louise nee Schuster) Schmitz; aunts and uncles Vic (Julie) Panetti III, Mark Panetti, Le-roy (Paula) Schmitz, Charlene (Jim) Malson, Carol (Michael) Wolf, Lavern (Irene) Schmitz, Leon (Kimm) Schmitz, and Christine (Bill) Burg; and many other relatives and dear friends. Amelia is preceded in death by her grandpa Vic Panetti, Jr. and her dog Peggy.

A funeral service for Amelia will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend with Fr. Loyola Amalraj presiding. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home only on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Friends and family will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Washington County Memorial Park. Memorials are appreciated to the Washington County Humane Society, 3650 Highway 60, Slinger, WI 53086-9309.

The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the New London and Washington County police departments for the compassion and efficiency during this time.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 262-338-2050,