Shirley Schnitzler, 86, formerly of Lomira

December 22, 2018

Shirley M. Schnitzler, 86, Grafton, formerly of Lomira, entered eternal life Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

She was born June 3, 1932, in Hartford, the daughter of Joseph and Loretta Aufdermauer (nee Digmann). On June 14, 1952, she was united in marriage to Henry Schnitzler at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Woodland. Henry and Shirley were lifelong farmers in the Theresa area. They were members of St. Theresa’s and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, crafting and square dancing.

Shirley will be remembered by her three children, Judy (Mark) Holl of Juneau, John (Jeanie) Schnitzler of Theresa, and Henry Schnitzler Jr. of Grafton; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother, Fr. Joe Aufdermauer of New Berlin; two brothers-in-law, Andrew Schnitzler of Beaver Dam and Joseph Schnitzler of Theresa; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Henry; her brother, Claude (Mary Jane) Aufdermauer; three sisters-in-law, Marion, Jean and Henrietta Schnitzler; and a brother-in-law, Martin (Annie) Schnitzler.

Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lomira on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at noon. The Rev. Joe Aufdermauer will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Theresa Catholic Church Cemetery in Theresa.

Shirley’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon.

In lieu of flowers, family has requested donations to Lomira Library, or charity of choice.

Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Shirley’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at myrhum-patten.com.

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