Mildred Mary Schmitt

obit_Schmitt_WEBMildred Mary Schmitt, 84, of Caledonia, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Mayo Systems Health Care, LaCrosse, Wis.

She was born November 26, 1928 in Caledonia, to Frank and Elizabeth (Thery) Schmitt. Mildred graduated from Loretto High School, Caledonia, in 1947. She worked as a caterer with her family for many years and she also was a caretaker for many children and the elderly in the Caledonia area.

Mildred was an active member in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Elizabeth Society, and St. Mary’s Council of Catholic Women. For many years she and Lorraine served St. Mary’s Parish by arranging and cooking numerous funeral lunches. She was also active in Caledonia Sr. Citizen’s program and helped promote the building of the Four Season’s Community Center. She and her sister Lorraine were honored by being the  Parade Marshals for Caledonia Founder’s Day and they volunteered many hours distributing food for Channel One and SEMCAC. Mildred loved to play cards with family and friends.

She is survived by her twin sister, Lorraine of Caledonia and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am, Tues., Jan 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 450 S. Pine St.,Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm on Monday at Holy Family Hall, next to the church, where a Catholic Daughter rosary will be said at 4 pm and a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tues. Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s School, Caledonia.

McCormick Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be given at mccormickfuneralhome.net

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