Olga Schmidt, 93
May 30, 1921 -- March 16, 2015

Olga SchmidtOlga Schmidt (nee Makkos) died peacefully and unexpectedly on Monday morning, March 16, in her bed at Our House, Assisted Living Facility in Wisconsin Rapids.

She was 93 years old.

Olga was born in Milwaukee to James and Mignonette Makkos on May 30, 1921, and married Roy Schmidt on April 22, 1944. They were blessed with 47 years of marriage and two sons, Allen (Audrey) and James (Ruth).

Al and Jim adored their mom and Audrey and Ruth couldn’t have asked for a better mother-in-law. Roy and Olga were also blessed with two granddaughters, Carolyn (Joseph) Delheimer and Jennifer (Ian) Lilyquist.

Her happiest times were spent with her family. Carrie and Jenny have so many wonderful memories of Grandma, including taking them to special shows and out to eat. Living almost 94 years, Olga also got to enjoy her five great-grandchildren, Jamey and Josephine Lilyquist, Kaylee, Brooklyn and Dylan Delheimer.

People who knew Olga usually used one word to describe her: sweet. Olga was a great listener and a caring and generous person.

She was a woman of faith who loved her Lord and His church, enjoyed Bible studies and kept her family close in her prayers. Even at 93, Olga looked forward to the Tuesday Bible studies every week at Our House.

Late in life, Olga went to work and retired at age 70, after 10 years as an executive secretary at Square D.

At age 80, life changed greatly for Olga when she lost most of her sight from macular degeneration. She was not one to complain and never lost the smile on her face.

Special thanks to Our House for the loving care she received.

Olga was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roy and sister, Lorraine. She leaves behind her sister, Nancy; and brother-in-law, Eugene Adams; her sister-in-law, Doris Schmidt, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Thank you, God, for the life of Olga and all our dear memories.

We know she is at peace with you and we will miss her.

Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church and the Foundation Fighting Blindness are appreciated.

Visitation at the funeral home Saturday, March 21, from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Funeral Service at 4 p.m. with Pastor Heidi Borkenhagen officiating.

Krause Funeral Home, 7001 W. Brown Deer Road, is serving the family.