Mildred Bertha Schuldt, 98
June 12, 1917 — June 5, 2016
Mildred “Millie” Bertha Schuldt (nee Gettleman), 98, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Sunday, June 5, 2016. She was born to Henry and Mary (nee Dhein) Gettleman on June 12, 1917, in Dheinsville. She married the love of her life, Harold Schuldt, on April 11, 1942. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1966.
After their marriage they resided in Germantown in the house Harold built for Millie. Together they had six children and she put all of her love into her growing family. She loved nature, birds, reading, crocheting and her flower garden. She was a great cook and proud of her family history. Millie enjoyed traveling up north to Rhinelander, out West, Florida, New York, Germany and Canada.
Before marriage, she worked at Rockfield Canning Co. During the war she worked at West Bend Co. and finally retired from Mallard Coach. She was also a lifetime member of the Germantown Historical Society.
Millie is survived by her children, Wayne (Lois) Schuldt of Plymouth, Lee (Mary Dhein) Schuldt of Germantown, Kay Lemke, William (Christine) Schuldt, Julie Schuldt and June Keller of West Bend; grandchildren, Kevin Schuldt (special friend Teri) Wendy (Brian) McKnight, Jeff (fiance Sarah) Dhein-Schuldt, Jon Dhein-Schuldt, Douglas (Angela) Lemke, Ericka (Willie) Watry, Carrie Schuldt, Adam (Heidi) Schuldt, Jacob (Heather) Keller and Jerrod (Amanda) Keller; 10 great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, Susan (John) Berenz, Dale (Jeannette) Lindner, Sarah (Kyle) Mauk, Nancy (Mark) Robison and Joyce (Steve) Osieczanek; 10 step-great-grandchildren; 10 step great-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-great-grandson; nieces, and nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, Harold Gettleman; sisters- in-law, Sylvia, Hilda, Margaret and Viola; brothers-in-law, Clarence, Albert, Jim and Walter; and step-grandson Mark Lindner.
A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, at The Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI) with Harrison Townsend officiating. Visitation will be the same day from 3 p.m. until the time of service. A private family interment will be at Washington County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Germantown Historical Society (P.O. Box 31, Germantown, WI 53022) or The Kathy Hospice (St. Joseph’s Community Foundation, 3200 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095) A special thank you to the staff at Menomonee Falls Community Hospital and The Kathy Hospice of West Bend.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.