Gertrude M. Schmitt, 83


Gertrude “Gertie” M. Schmitt (nee Gibbs), 83, formerly of Hubertus, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013. Gertie was born on July 20, 1929, in Milwaukee to George and Esther (nee Drossel) Gibbs. She married LeRoy Schmitt Sr. on Aug. 16, 1958, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Hubertus. Gertie was a longtime member of the Wisconsin Campers Association from 1970-2013. She also enjoyed Tuesday night bingo, camping, word searches, painting ceramics, traveling to Texas, her Chihuahuas, Sundays at Ponderosa and collecting anything having to do with raccoons.

Gertie is survived by her husband, LeRoy, of 54 years; and children Maryann Schmitt, LeRoy “Butch” Jr. (Julie Rettler) Schmitt, Ed Schmitt, and Brian (Cindy) Schmitt. She is further survived by her grandchildren Jessica, Jeremy and Dalton, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. Gertie is preceded in death by her parents George and Esther and many brothers and sisters.

A funeral service for Gertie was at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend. Visitation was at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Private entombment at Washington County Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Kettle Moraine Gardens for their care and compassion for Gertie during her stay.

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