Beatrice K. Schulteis, 87

Beatrice K. Schulteis (nee Mergener), age 87, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. She was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 17, 1925, to the late Paul and Gertrude (nee Schmitz). She was raised in Chicago and later moved to Slinger where she graduated from Slinger High School Class of í43. She married Robert on Nov. 17, 1945, at St. Mathias in Nabob. She was a bookkeeper for many companies, including the family business. She loved reading, going to casinos and, above all, spending time with her family. She enjoyed being there for the kids to come home to.

Beatrice is survived by her sons, James (Cindy) and Ron (Shirley); grandchildren Timothy (Shelly) Schulteis, Laurie (Jesse) Santoro, Robert Schulteis, Nathan Hill, Justin (Dana) Hill and Ashley (Chad) Wendt; and seven great-grandchildren. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and brother, Thomas Mergener.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at 7 p.m. at St. Peterís Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St., Slinger) with Fr. Richard Stoffel presiding. The visitation will be at church from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass at 7 p.m. Interment will take place on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. at (new) St. Peterís Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Slinger Community Library (220 Slinger Road, Slinger, WI 53086) or The Kathy Hospice (3232 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095).

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