Obit: Schmittfranz, Alene (1914 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Brostrom, Brothers, Carlyle, Dvorak, Kim, Powell, Reinholt, Reinke, Schmittfranz, Stefancin

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 05/09/2013

Schmittfranz, Alene (Reinke) (2 MAR 1914 - 1 MAY 2013)

Alene Schmittfranz, 99, Rib Lake, died on Wednesday, May 1 at Golden LivingCenter in Rib Lake, where she had resided the past three years.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 1 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Sangmoon Kim and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Interment will be at Chelsea Community Cemetery in the Town of Chelsea. Pallbearers are Tony and A.J. Schmittfranz, Josh and Jerry Dvorak, Pete Brostrom, Kris Brothers, Andy Carlyle and Josh Powell.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Alene Reinke was born on March 2, 1914 in Whittlesey to the late Fred and Ida (Reinholt) Reinke. She attended Whittlesey elementary schools.

On April 7, 1932 at Assumption Catholic Church in Chelsea, she married Albert Schmittfranz, who preceded her in death on March 7, 1998. She moved to Chelsea in 1932 and worked her whole life as a housewife and mother.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, her flowers and feeding the birds.

Survivors include a son, James (Linda) of Rib Lake; six grandchildren, Jean (Pete) Brostrom, Tina (Kris) Brothers, Michelle (Andy) Carlyle, Tony (Bobbie Jean) Schmittfranz, Susan (Joshua) Powell and A.J. Schmittfranz; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemary Dvorak; infant son, Thomas; son-in-law, Dennis Dvorak; and 13 siblings.

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