Margaret E. Schloemer, 97


Margaret E. Schloemer, nee Thoma, 97, of West Bend died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Serenity Villa in Slinger. She was born on Oct. 22, 1915, in the Town of Farmington to the late Philip P. and Anna L. (nee Bingen) Thoma.

On Dec. 29, 1943, she married Robert H. Schloemer at St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in the former Village of Barton. Robert predeceased May 27, 1974.

Margaret was a life-long resident of the area. She and her husband raised their family in West Bend. For many years, she worked as the bookkeeper at Sentry Foods.

She was a long-time volunteer, including area food pantries and at the Threshold Sheltered Workshop. Margaret was a kind and gentle soul who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include four children Jane (Robert) Clare of Glendale, Peter (Pat) of West Bend, Mary (Bob Pietsch) of Slinger and John (Nancy) of West Bend; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren: Kimberly (Kevin) Horvatin and their children Abigail and Allison; Jeffrey (Shana) Schloemer and their children Alexandra and Colin; Kevin (Jacqueline) Schloemer and their children Owen and Wyatt; Brad Schloemer; Jennifer Schloemer; Michelle (Matthew) McManus and their children Gavin and Margaret; Andrew (Anne) Jones and their children Noah and Caleb; and Gregory Jones; one sister-in-law Marie Thoma of West Bend; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son Paul, one grandson Steven Jones, one brother Alfred Thoma and, two sisters Marie Gessert and Helen Walter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church. The family will greet relatives during a period of visitation at the church only on Wednesday from 4:30-6:15 p.m. Burial will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Washington County Memorial Park The family has requested memorials to the Threshold Sheltered Workshop, Holy Angels Parish or to the charity of the donorís choice.

Margaretís family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Serenity Villa in Slinger for their compassionate care and kindness while she lived there. The family also thanks the physicians and staff in the Intensive Care Unit at Aurora Medical Center Washington County in Hartford and to the staff and volunteers of Horizon Home Care and Hospice.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.