Myrtle E. Hanrahan, 85


Myrtle E. Hanrahan (nee Schmidt), 85, of West Bend died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at The Lighthouse of West Bend. She was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Kewaskum to the late Martin and Frances (nee Ruplinger) Schmidt and married Jerome Hanrahan on May 29, 1948, at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Jerome preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2011.

Myrtle graduated from Kewaskum High School in 1945. Following her marriage to Jerome they lived in Kewaskum before settling in West Bend in 1952. After she raised her family she worked at Schloemer Law Office until her retirement.

She enjoyed fishing and playing cards and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Myrtle is survived by her three children: Donald (Jan) of Plymouth, John (significant other Cindy Torres) of Campbellsport and Michael of Hubertus, three grandchildren: Christopher (Karen), Kelly (Keith) Klug and Sacha (Adam) Osuski and four great-grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters-in-law: Ruth Schmidt of West Bend and Marie Wietor of Kewaskum, two brothers-in-law George (Mary) Hanrahan of Kewaskum and Raynor Herriges of Kewaskum, and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Frances Schmidt, her husband Jerome, three brothers: Walter (Loretta) Schmidt, Lloyd Schmidt and Harold Schmidt, a sister-inlaw Patricia Herriges, and a brother-in-law Cyril Wietor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 12, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Burial will be Saturday in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, at Holy Angels Church from 4-5:45 p.m. Memorials to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund, Holy Angels Church or the charity of the donorís choice are appreciated.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Robert Gibson and his staff and the nurses at Grace Hospice and extend a special thank you to the staff at The Lighthouse of West Bend for the kind and loving compassion given to Myrtle.

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

Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.