Anita Schoenfeldt, 66

Ms. Anita Schoenfeldt, of West Chiswell Street in Saukville, passed away at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, Illinois, late Friday evening, Feb. 27, 2015. She was 66 years old. Anita was born in Milwaukee on July 30, 1948, daughter of Richard and Ella Keipper Schoenfeldt. She grew up in Saukville and attended local schools, graduating from Port Washington High School with the Class of 1966. Anita took a job with Northern Signal and later took a position with West Bend Co., retiring as a customer service agent after more than 30 years on the job. While with West Bend, Anita held various jobs on the factory floor before moving into the office area, and she was also very active with the United Steelworkers/ Illinois Toolworkers Union, where she held positions such as union foreman and union president. Anita moved to West Bend in 1990 and later to Campbellsport before returning to Saukville in 2010.

She enjoyed bowling, trips to local casinos with friends, a good game of sheepshead, Friday night fish frys and cheering on the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. Ms. Schoenfeldt also enjoyed watching reality, crime and mystery shows on television, listening to music, rummage sales and spending time with family and friends. Anita is survived by her stepmother, Nesta Schoenfeldt of Wild Rose, brother Richard (Judy) Schoenfeldt of Saukville, and sisters Toni (Cal) Fischer of Port Washington, Tami (Glenn) Viesselmann of Cedarburg, Karen (the late Chris) Schulz of Adams-Friendship and Kim (Tod) Becker of Sussex. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews: Jen Schoenfeldt, Richard “Chip” Schoenfeldt Jr. (fiancee Jen Engelhardt), Ryan Fischer, Brad Fischer, Jena Viesselmann, Kate (Martin) Van Sleet, Tod Becker (fiancée Dana Sadowski, Amanda Becker and Chris Schulz, best friend Kathy Vitella, other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 166 W. Dekora St., Saukville. The Rev. Brian Damrow and the Rev. Ruth Hansen will co-celebrate the service. Anita will be laid to rest beside her family at Union Cemetery in Milwaukee.

The family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Memorials are suggested in her name to either St. Peter’s United Church of Christ or Salem United Church of Christ.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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