Obit: Herr, Josephine #2 (1917 - 2013)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Herr, Schmitz, Lindner, Martin

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 06 Feb 2013

HERR, Josephine (18 Jan 1917-01 Feb 2013)

Josephine B. Herr, 96, Marshfield, formerly of Greenwood, died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood. Rev. Joseph Follmar and Rev. Eric Berns officiated. Interment followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tom Herr, Brandon Herr, Guy Willis, Ron Wilczek, Adam Yaeger and William Martin.

Josephine Barbara Schmitz was born on Jan. 18, 1917, in Norwalk, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (nee Lindner) Schmitz. When she was a young girl, her family moved to Greenwood, where she was raised and received her education. Josephine married Joseph Albert Herr on June 18, 1940, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the St. Ann’s Society. She and her husband farmed north of Greenwood for 30 years. Her many interests included crocheting, quilting and gardening, which especially included her perennial flowers and raspberries. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought tremendous enjoyment to her life.

Josephine will be dearly missed by her daughter, Kathleen (James) Martin, Green Bay; her son, William Herr, Greenwood; seven grandchildren, William (Diane) Martin, Sara (Andrew) Schiller, Karrie (Guy) Willis, Teri (Ron) Wilczek, Kristy (Adam) Yaeger, Tom (Michelle) Herr and Brandon Herr; nine great-grandchildren, Sam, Gracie and Sophie Wilczek, Ross and Ally Yaeger, Abigal and Katherine Martin, and William and Gwendolyyn Schiller; two sisters, Carol (Burnell) Yaeger, Greenwood, and Mary Ann Kocher, Lake Holcombe; and nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, on Nov. 24, 1982; her parents; two sisters, Cecelia Bertz and Catherine Hefner; two brothers, Hubert Schmitz and Otto Schmitz; and her daughter-in-law, Jane Herr, on Sept. 21, 2012.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the caring staff of Stoney River, Ministry Home Hospice and the Palliative Care unit at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and to Fr. Follmar and Fr. Berns for their support and prayers.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh,com.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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