Frances Schnorenberg (nee Broker)
Jan. 13, 1916 – March 7, 2019
Frances Schnorenberg, nee Broker, of West Bend died on Thursday, March
7, 2019, at The Cottages at Cedar Run at the age of 103. She was born on
Jan. 13, 1916, in Chilton to the late Elroy and Selina (nee Scanlan)
Broker. As a child, her family moved to Milwaukee where she attended
local schools, graduating from Washington High School. Throughout her
life, she worked at various retail stores in the Milwaukee area. At the
time of her retirement in the early 1980s, she worked as an
administrative assistant at the former Milwaukee County General
Over the years, she loved to travel. She visited many worldly places,
including Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Great Britain and Canada, to
name a few. She also enjoyed traveling around the United States,
listening to music, playing the piano, and dancing.
On June 22, 1994, she was united in marriage to Robert F. Schnorenberg
in West Bend. He predeceased her April 19, 2008.
Survivors include her daughter, Marilee Laumann of Kiel; four
stepchildren: Diane (Ken) Brown of Milwaukee, Ronald (Pat) Schnorenberg
of Hartford, Harold (Ann) Schnorenberg of West Bend and Janet (Dennis)
Schmitz of Oshkosh; three grandchildren: Mary (Allen) Boltik, John
Laumann and Teri (William) Geiser; 12 step-grandchildren; many
great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one
daughter, Jackie Nienke; two sons-in-law, Bill Nienke and Paul Laumann;
one grandson, Will Nienke, and one brother, Earl Broker.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. at the
Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s
Cemetery in Adell. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 until 10:45 a.m.
Memorials to the Washington County Humane Society or St. Frances Cabrini
Parish are appreciated.
Frances’ family would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the staff at
The Cottages for the wonderful care, support and friendship.
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