Arthur E. Schait, 71

Arthur E. Schait of Thiensville passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2011, at the age of 71.

He was the beloved husband of Shelby (nee Cole), dear step-father of Darin (Laura) Retzer, brother-in-law of Donald (Joann) Cole and best friend of Neil Trilling. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Friends may greet the family on Sunday, May 22, from 10:30 a.m. to the time of a memorial service at noon at the Mequon Nature Preserve, 8200 W. County Line Road in Mequon.

If desired, memorials to the Mequon Nature Preserve or the charity of your choice would be suggested. Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Mequon is serving the family.

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