Marcella F. Hembel, 86

Marcella F. Hembel of West Bend died on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at her home at the age of 86. She was born in Milwaukee to the late Joseph and Aloisia (nee Reitmeier) Goeppert. She was proud to graduate from West Bend High School in 1944. On Oct. 26, 1946, she married Carroll M. Hembel at the former Peace Church in the town of Jackson.

Marcella was a hard worker who worked with Carroll on the family dairy farm in the town of Polk. Her favorite saying was, ďLetís hurry up and get it done, so I donít have to think about it anymore.Ē She also worked at the West Bend Company during World War II. Following their retirement from dairy farming in 1978, she continued housekeeping and tending to her many flowers.

She enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, baking, needlepointing, flower gardening, big band music, dancing, playing Sheepshead, and visiting with family and friends.

She was a member of the Jackson Senior Club, Kettle Moraine Model T and Vintage Car Club and New Hope UCC church.

Survivors include two children, Jeanne Linnemanstons of Thiensville and Joel Hembel (Bob Egbert) of Oconomowoc; her number one granddaughter Rebecca Linnemanstons; two sisters, Lucille (Vincent) Brunner and Mary Rady; one brother, Tom Goeppert; sister-inlaw Alice Hembel; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll, in 2005, a son, Mark, in 1955 and a son, Jeffrey, in 2007.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. at New Hope United Church of Christ, 4360 Jackson Drive, Jackson, with the Rev. James Hill officiating. Burial will follow at a later date. Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 2-5:00 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to The Kathy Hospice of West Bend or the charity of the donorís choice in lieu of flowers.

Marcellaís family would like to extend a special thank you to the friendly staff at The Lighthouse of West Bend, Dr. Jahnke, Dr. Vukelich, and to all her dear friends and family who kept her in their thoughts and prayers.

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

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