Mary Schwanz, 80

Mary Schwanz of Port Washington passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, 2013. She was 80 years old.

Mary was born June 30, 1932, in Saukville, the daughter of Walter "Bubbly" and Rosalie Betz Schmitz. She graduated from Port Washington High School in 1950. On May 5, 1956, she was united in marriage with Armin Schwanz at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Port Washington.

Together, they raised their family in Port Washington. Mary worked as a legal secretary in the Port Washington area for many years. She retired after working in Glendale as a secretary for the co-founder of Manpower, Elmer Winter.

Mary was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in west Mequon, as well as a former member of the Port Washington Womanís Club. She was a former volunteer at the food pantry, and a retired golfer. Above all, Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and granddogs.

She is survived by her husband, Armin, of Port Washington; and their children, Douglas (Jacklyn) Schwanz, Kathleen (Robert) Bentley and Susan (Robert) Stoecker, all of Port Washington. She is further survived by grandchildren, Matthew (Stacie), Jordan (Laura), Aaron

(Morgan) and Michaella; four great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Schelong of Shorewood; sister-in-law, Beverly Schmitz of Destin, Fla.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Wallace "Wally," Ralph "Mike" and Thomas "Tom" Schmitz.

Private family services will be held. She will be laid to rest at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in west Mequon.

Memorials in Maryís name are appreciated to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church or the charity of the donorís choice.

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