Nov. 16, 1926 ó June 3, 2017
Lorraine H. Schmidt (nee Baerenwald), of West Bend, age 90 1/2, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Samaritan Health Center. She was born to Herman Sr. and Erna (nee Pipkorn) on Nov. 16, 1926, in Cedarburg. She graduated from Slinger High School Class of 1944 and she married Calvin E. Schmidt on Nov. 25, 1944, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Slinger.
She worked on the farm at 2164 Highway NN in West Bend. Lorraine was a member of Hope Reformed Church, Washington County Historical Society, Washington County Farm Bureau, Milwaukee Milk Producers and the Tuesday afternoon ladies bowling league at Lighthouse Lanes.
She enjoyed working in the Farm Bureau stand at the Washington County Fair, loved cooking, baking, canning peaches and pickles, making butterhorns, doing embroidery and painting. Lorraine also loved listening to polka music, WTKM, bingo, the English Royal Family, watching the Packers, The Joy of Music, Inspiration Time, Family Feud and Hour of Power. Above all, she loved birdwatching and time with her family. Her therapy was bowling, being with the girls and helping others.
She is survived by her children, Ruth A. (Gary) Smith, Carol J. (Wayne) Madore and Paul C. (Christine Bruss) Schmidt; grandchildren, John
(Kimberly) Horlamus, Laurie (Rick) Bremmer, Nathan (Renee) Schmidt and Erienne (Huntz) Guttmann; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Aubrey Horlamus, Alayna and Shane Guttmann, and Ella Schmidt; sister, Elva Schall; sister-in-law, Darleen Baerenwald; and four-legged friends, Buddy, Poodie, Maggie, Lambeau and NASCAR. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her husband, Calvin; parents; parents-in-law; brother, Herman Baerenwald Jr.; and siblings- in-law, Henry and Viola Rosenthal and Eugene Schall.
The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend).
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. Interment will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Washington County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Reformed Church, Freistadt Historical Society or Washington County Historical Society.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Trivedi, the staff at Aurora Hospital Grafton, Dr. Sherwani, staff at Samaritan Health Center and Horizon Health Care and Hospice.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 orwww.phillipfuneralhome.com.