Adelia A. Spaeth,
A. Spaeth (nee Melder), of West Bend, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2,
2014, at the age of 97. She was born on June 6, 1916, in Halder,
Marathon County, to the late William and Theresa (Dienberg) Melder. On
May 17, 1941, she married Sylvester J. Spaeth at St. Patrick’s Church in
Halder. After their marriage, they settled in West Bend where she raised
her family. She was a member of the St. Frances Cabrini Christian
Mothers and the Young at Heart Club. She enjoyed sewing, camping with
her husband and their friends and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Gerald (Mary) Spaeth, Doris Hauk,
Rosita “Rosie” Spaeth and George (JoEllen) Spaeth, Sylvester D. Spaeth;
eight grandchildren, Kristin and Jennifer Spaeth, Nicole (Dane) Nordine,
Mary (Darryl) Fuller, Amy (Sam) Spaeth-Bauman, Heidi, Justin (Kalvert)
and Bryan Spaeth; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Florence
(Roman) Mueller; brother- in-law, Roland (Marie) Spaeth, nieces,
nephews, relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester; daughter, Mary
Theusch; sonin- law, Donald Theusch; grandsons, Jeffery and Timothy
Theusch; daughterin- law, Julie (nee Edwards) Spaeth; brother, William
(Mary) Melder; sisters, Gertrude (Arthur) Spaeth, Theresa (Henry)
Peters, Margaret (Lawrence) Spaeth, Anna (Frank) Spaeth, Sister Genedine,
Catherine Melder and Marie Melder; brother/sister-in-law, Howard and
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at
6:30 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish (1025 S. Seventh Ave.,
West Bend) with the Rev. Enrique Hernandez presiding. The visitation
will be at church on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, from 4-6:15 p.m. Interment
will take place at Holy Angels Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Samaritan
Health Care Center or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Samaritan Health
Care Center and Seasons Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care
they gave to our mother.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. (262)