Virginia E. Schwittau, 89

Virginia E. Schwittau, nee Hartman, age 89 of Germantown, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Horizon Hospice in Mequon. 

She was born on July 11, 1922, in Milwaukee to the late Joseph and Pauline (nee Krick) Hartman. On July 10, 1943, Virginia was united in marriage to Frank Schwittau in Milwaukee. Frank preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1987. 

In Virginia’s earlier years, she worked as a sales clerk for J.C. Penney and also as a file clerk for Etna Insurance Company. 

Virginia is survived by her son, Michael (Mary) Schwittau of West Bend; two grandchildren, Mark Schwittau of Germantown and Kim (Timothy) Struck of Milwaukee; two great-grandchildren, Monica and Matthew Struck; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; sister, Katherine Bublitz and brother, Robert Hartman. 

A memorial service in remembrance of Virginia will be held on Friday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church, 8475 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, with Pastor Don Hougard officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Private family inurnment will take place in Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin. 

Memorials to Benediction Lutheran Church are appreciated. 

The family wishes to thank Jean Knuth, Julie Luke, Beth Hartman and Staff of Horizon Hospice for the special care extended to Virginia. 

    Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at