Hedwig ‘Hattie’ Clara Wangerin, 96


Hedwig “Hattie” Clara Wangerin (nee Sommer) of Mequon, our beloved mother “Hattie,” was born to Elizabeth (nee Schumacher) and William Sommer, Sept. 23, 1917, Milwaukee, the first of five children. Mom died peacefully of natural causes Feb. 3, 2014, at age 96.

Mom was preceded in death by husband, Elmer; sons, Leon and Raymond Wangerin; and brothers, Alois (Rosie), Ferdinand (Lois), Lawrence (Doris) and Joseph Sommer.

She is the loving mother of Barbara (James) Martin, Kenneth (Judith) and Dennis Wangerin. Mom is survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Hattie was a Gold Star Mother, Girl Scout leader, member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Cedarburg and member of Lumen Christi Catholic Church, Theinsville. She worked at Wausau Insurance in Milwaukee.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 7626 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all her health care providers, caregivers and Meals on Wheels volunteers.

Mom will be dearly missed.