Bonnie A. Schmitz, 80

Bonnie A. Schmitz, 80, of West Bend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at The Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

She was born April 6, 1935, in Escanaba, Michigan, the daughter of the late Marcus and Verna (nee Gascon) MacRae, and on May 8, 1986, she was united in marriage to Richard Schmitz in Baraboo. Richard preceded Bonnie in death Dec. 3, 1995.

Bonnie worked at Masterlock for 37 years, holding various positions. After her retirement, she spent nine years as a receptionist at Westside Haircutters. Bonnie was a longtime member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend.

Those Bonnie leaves behind to cherish her memory include two children, Gina (Scott) Breunig of Milwaukee and Trina Sberna of West Bend; three grandchildren, Lark (Josh) Elflien of Cedarburg, Spencer Breunig of Milwaukee and Vincent Sberna of West Bend; three great-grandchildren, Gracianna, Sophia and Gabrielle; a sister, Mary (Tom) Jenkin of Savage, Minnesota; a brother, Merton MacRae of Palmetto, Florida; a sister-in-law, Angie MacRae of Glendale Heights, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Bonnie was preceded in death by a son, Anthony J. Sberna and two brothers, Marcus MacRae and Elwyn MacRae. A Mass of Christian Burial for Bonnie will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 27, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, (1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend). The Rev. Nathan Reesman will officiate and entombment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park.

Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Bonnie’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Mian and all her caregivers, as well as her great-granddaughters and dear friend Bernice Allen for their many wonderful visits.