Audrey L. Martz

Audrey L. Martz (nee Smith) of West Bend, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Kathy Hospice in West Bend at the age of 78 years.

Audrey was born on July 31, 1933, in Milwaukee to the late Marvin and Viola (nee Logemann). She married Robert W. Martz on Jan. 24, 1953 in Waukegan, Ill. She worked at Amity Leather in West Bend, moved to Crivitz and worked at Sue Lentz Needlework, where she retired. After her retirement they moved back to West Bend.

Audrey loved cooking, shopping, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Honl, Susan (David) Malecha, Robert (Eileen) Jr., Deborah, Scott, and Chad (Sarah) Martz. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Further survived by two brothers Ronald (Patricia) and Dennis Smith.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Zachary Martz, and nephew Randy Smith.

A memorial service for Audrey will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Shepard of the Hills Ev. Lutheran Church (6869 Wildwood Rd) in West Bend, with Pastor Darren Knoll presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 4-5:45 p.m.on Thursday, March 29. Memorials are appreciated to Shepard of the Hills Ev. Lutheran Church.

The family would like to thank Kathy Hospice, the staff in the E.R. Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, the West Bend Rescue Squad, and Dr. Gary Herdrich for their compassionate care.

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