Elaine Augusta Schmitz, age 94, passed away Monday morning, March 22, 2021 at St. Mary's Felician Village in Manitowoc.Elaine was born to Otto and Viola (Weyer) Schmitz on June 5, 1926 in the township of Newton. She attended Whittier Public School and was baptized, confirmed and a life-long member of Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church in Newton.In spite of being homebound most of her life, Elaine was a smart and feisty individual. She defied her age and disability with her irresistible smile, strong personality and loving nature. Elaine enjoyed sports and was quite knowledgeable about teams and players (especially the Brewers). She also loved movies, TV and took interest in world events. Elaine had particular opinions about politics, voted in every election and never doubted her choices. Those of us who knew and loved her will miss her special ability to inspire conversation and laughter.Survivors include her niece Barbara Erdman (Tom) Wausau, WI, great nephews Daniel (Kristin), Chicago, IL and Peter Erdman, Denver CO, niece Susan Grosshuesch, Kewaunee, WI, nephew John Grosshuesch (Rhonda Rizzo), Appleton, WI, step-niece Nancy Clark and her extended family, Valparaiso, IN and family friends, Jon and Debbie Hochkammer, their children, Rachel, Eric, Heidi and their extended families.Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and sister-in-law: Howard and (Dorothy) Schmitz, one sister and brother-in-law: Kathryn (Paul and Erma) Grosshuesch.Elaine's funeral service will be held at 4 pm, Friday, March 26, 2021 at Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church, 6524 Highway C, Manitowoc, WI. Rev. Kyle Sorensen will officiate with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. There will be a visitation at the church from 2 pm until the time of services. Please observe masking and social distancing if you attend. The Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory of Manitowoc assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lakeshorefamilyfuneralhomes.comWe want to thank the staff at Felician Village at St. Mary's for their compassionate care through the years and her pastor and church friends.
Friday, March 26, 2021 4:00 PM
Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church
6524 County Trunk C Manitowoc 54220, US
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