Yvonne M. Weise, 88
Aug. 11, 1928
April 6, 2017

Yvonne M. Weise, 88Yvonne M. Weise (nee McWhiney), of West Bend, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the age of 88.

She was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Chicago to the late Milton J. and Bernice M. (nee Kooken) McWhiney and grew up in Evanston, Illinois. She spent her teenage years as a nun with the Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac before returning to the Chicago area.

On June 2, 1957, Yvonne was united in marriage to Edward E. Weise Jr. in Chicago. In 1966, the family moved to Fond du Lac and after two and a half years moved to West Bend. She was employed as the secretary to the head of nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital, retiring in 1986. Ed and Yvonne then traveled the United States before settling in Sugar Camp, Wisconsin, in 1990.

While in West Bend, Yvonne was involved with the West Bend Lioness Lions Club and Chapter 732 Women Of The Moose. In northern Wisconsin, Yvonne volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander and Eagle River Memorial Hospital.

She was an active member of St. Kunegunda Church in Sugar Camp, the Northern Wisconsin Retirees and the Telephone Pioneers.

Yvonne enjoyed playing in a few bridge clubs, reading, watching movies, attending local theater productions, traveling, sending cards and letters to family and friends, and spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking. She will be best remembered for her delicious cinnamon rolls! Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Ed; six children, Regina (Howard) Kaney, Diane (Ricky) Crass, Barbara (Danny) Schellhaass, all of West Bend, Thomas (Kathy) Weise of Visalia, California, Nancy (Tim) Ruedinger of Oshkosh, and Edward, III (Suzette) Weise of Campbellsport; 14 grandchildren, Emily (Alex) Gubbins, Nathan (Monica) Kaney, Jenna Kaney, Heather and Katie Weise, Justin (Manda) Crass, Adam

(Heather) Crass, Alyssa (Casey) Bohlman, Shane, Kaylee, Ian and Chloe Schellhaass, Michael Metz, and Megan (Matt) Hackl; six great-grandchildren; six nieces; two nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and their husbands, Milberna "Dude" (Robert) Anhalt and Gloria (John) Lafferty, and a sister-in-law and her husband, Shirley (Drew) Carey.

The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday, April 10, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with a Mass of Cristian Burial to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park.

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