Diana M. Schmit, 73
Dec. 29, 1942 — Jan. 12, 2016

Diana M. Schmit (nee Hollnagel), 73, of Jackson, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. She was born Dec. 29, 1942, to the late Ruben and Sally (nee Jacque) Hollnagel and married Thomas N. Schmit on Feb. 8, 1964 in Mequon. Tom preceded her in death June 5, 2012.

Diana worked at T.C. Esser, where she met her husband, Tom. She was a loving mother who raised three sons. After her children were grown, she worked for Gemini as a caregiver and companion. She loved being outdoors, especially spending time in her garden.

For the past 25 years, Diana valiantly battled MS. Her family is very appreciative to the caregivers who assisted her.

Diana is survived by her two children, Rodger (Jeanne) of West Bend and Randal (Robin) of Junction City; two grandchildren, Ruben and Stella; and her loving and loyal companion, Chloe, her teddy bear dog. She is further survived by her brother, Bob (Sharon) Hollnagel of Cedarburg; four sisters-in-law, Clara (Fred) Shanen of Friendship, Joanne Schmit of Saukville, Helen “Patsy” Schmit of Waubeka and Genevieve Schmit of Kansas City, Missouri; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ruben and Sally Hollnagel; her husband, Tom; and her son, Rodney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Goldendale with the Rev. Bernie Sippel presiding. Burial will take place in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Mequon. The family will greet visitors from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson, and also from 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Memorials to St. Boniface Church are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.