Isabelle M. Breuer, 93

Isabelle M. Breuer, nee Warnecke, 93, of West Bend died on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at The Kathy Hospice. She was born on Oct. 13, 1918 on the family homestead in the town of Addison to the late Nicholas and Anna (nee Wiedmeyer) Warnecke. Isabelle grew up on the family farm, attending Ss. Peter and Paul school in Nenno. 

Following her marriage to Edgar C. Breuer on June 28, 1947 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the couple lived in the town of Addison for a short time before moving to West Bend, where they built the home that Isabelle lived in up to the time of her death. For a while, she worked at the West Bend Company, Amity Leather Products and Enger Kress Company. 

Isabelle was a devoted mother, and loving grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening, and was a faithful fan of the Milwaukee Brewers. 

She was a member of the Christian Women’s Confraternity at Holy Angels Church. 

Survivors include four children: Darlene (Walter) Zieja, Gerald (Patricia) and Sharon (Ed) Tennies, all of West Bend and Glen (Val Stetler) of Hartford; eight grandchildren John (friend Brittany Ward) Zieja, Sara Zieja, Michael (friend Joslyn Rosen) Breuer, Christopher Breuer, Allison Breuer, Brian (friend Jen Delfosse) Tennies, Jason (friend Brenna Schladweiler) Tennies and Tyler Tennies; one sister Marcella Becker of Hartford; one sister-in-law Vivian Hammermeister of West Bend; a companion and friend, her cat Mitzy; other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edgar on March 17, 1999, three brothers Frank, Roman and Walter and two sisters Lorraine Aufdermauer and Marie Weis. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Burial will be Saturday in Holy Angels Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church only on Friday from 4 until 6:45 p.m. 

Memorials to The Kathy Hospice, the Washington County Humane Society, Holy Angels School Trust Fund or the American Heart Association are appreciated. 

Isabelle’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at The Kathy Hospice and Dr. Herdrich for their compassion and care. It is truly appreciated. 

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. 
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