Beatrice E. "Bea" Schmidt

Beatrice E. "Bea" Schmidt (nee Wagner) of Grafton passed away 
peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Aurora Medical Center Grafton 
at the age of 82.  Bea was born in Milwaukee, WI on Jan. 28, 1930 the 
daughter of the late Andrew and Esther (nee Borchert) Wagner.  Bea 
was united in marriage to Ramon "Bud" Schmidt on July 28, 1951 at 
Memorial Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.  Bea was a foster mother for 
98 young children spanning over 20 years.  Bea also worked at Lauer’s 
True Value in Grafton for many years.  Bea enjoyed crocheting, 
sewing, gardening and especially baking.  For over 20 years, the 
family did not have to buy a loaf of bread.  Bea also volunteered at 
St. Paul Lutheran School in Grafton and St. John Lutheran School in 
Random Lake.

Bea is survived by her husband Ramon "Bud" Schmidt of Grafton; 
children: David (Doris) Schmidt of Grafton, Daniel (Donna) Schmidt of 
Flippin, AR and Diane (Andy) Schumann of Fredonia; Loving Nana of 
Jennifer (Marcus) Walser, Jason Schmidt, Erin Schmidt, Melissa 
Schumann, Katherine Schmidt, Tim Schumann, Michelle Schumann and 
Robert Schumann; Loving great Nana Bea of Madeline Schmidt and Maylin 
Walser; Brother:  Eugene (Dejon) Wagner; nieces, nephews, other 
relatives and friends.  Bea was preceded in death by a grandson 
Matthew Schumann and a brother Matthew Fredrich.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at 4 p.m. at St. 
Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton.  Visitation were held at the church 
Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Interment will be at St. Paul 
Lutheran Cemetery, Grafton. Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church and 
School or Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Services appreciated. 
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory assisting the family.  Online 
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