Mary Ann Kissinger, 92
March 26, 1923 March 15, 2016

Mary Ann Kissinger, nee Schmidt, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the Samaritan Health Center at the age of 92. She was born March 26, 1923, in West Bend to the late Henry and Hildegard (nee Peters) Schmidt.

On Dec. 27, 1941, she was united in marriage to Alfred F. Kissinger at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Alfred predeceased Jan. 17, 1993. During World War II, she worked at the West Bend Woolen Mills. In 1962, she started working at the new Washington County Courthouse as the receptionist. She held this position until retiring in 1985.

Mary Ann enjoyed listening to polka music and quilting with the Mission Circle at Holy Angels Catholic Church. She was one of the original members of the former West Bend Beautification Committee.

Her survivors include three daughters, Bonnie (Robert) Gremminger of West Bend, Sandy (John) Reese of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Kathy Hayes of Kewaunee; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Violet Becker and Doris Gauger; one sister-in-law, Sandy Schmidt; one brother-in-law, Robert (Frances) Kissinger; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Tom Hayes; two sisters, Rosemary (George) Steffan and Phyllis Gahagan; three brothers, Donald (Jeannette) Schmidt, Harold Schmidt and Marvin (Delores) Schmidt; her parents-in-law, George and Clara Kissinger; and brothers-in-law, Leroy (Luella) Kissinger, Alois (Imelda) Kissinger, Jerome (Dorothy) Kissinger, Linus Becker and Harold Gauger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerome Repenshek presiding. Burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon-12:45 p.m. Monday at the church.
Masses or memorials to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at