Obit: Schmidt, Josephine E. #2 (1922 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Schmidt, Notz, Wenner, Lezotte, Smith,
Layton, Foote, Thoma, Merrill, Golden, Manickam
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) August 5, 2009
Schmidt, Josephine E. (15 March 1922 - 27 July
Josephine E. Schmidt, 87, of Marshfield died
Monday evening, July 27, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in
Josephine was born March 15, 1922, in Medford to
Peter and Elizabeth (Notz) Wenner. She was united in marriage to
Joseph J. Schmidt, Nov. 8, 1941, in Neillsville. Joseph died
April 17, 2002. They farmed in the town of York, Clark
County, until their retirement in 1977. They moved to
Neillsville where Josephine helped out at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church. Then in 2001, they moved to the city of Marshfield, and she
lived there since, volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul. She was a
devoted mother, grandmother and
Josephine is survived by her children, Yvonne
(Alvin) Lezotte of Merrill, Richard (Beverly) Schmidt of
Neillsville, Mary (Gordy) Smith of Stevens Point, Arlene (Gilbert)
Layton of Wisconsin Rapids, Carolyn (Jim) Foote of Manitowoc, Ralph
(Karline) Schmidt of Neillsville and Lorie (Tim) Thoma of
Neillsville; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and five
great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Miriam Merrill of Tampa,
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents;
husband; grandson, David Lezotte; great-grandson Jacob Lezotte; and
two brothers, William and Joseph Wenner.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m.
Friday, July 31, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with
visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Reverent Peter
Manickam officiated. Suzanne Golden and Sacred Heart Funeral Choir
provided music. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery with
grandchildren serving as pallbearers.
Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, assisted the
family with the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com.
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