Frances E. Brath-Schmidt, nee Fleischman | 1918 - 2011 | Obituary

Frances E. Brath-Schmidt, nee Fleischman
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Frances E. Brath-Schmidt, nee Fleischman

Born: April 28, 1918
Died: June 19, 2011

Frances E. Brath-Schmidt, nee Fleischman, of West Bend died on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 93 years. She was born on April 28, 1918 in the Town of Ashford to the late John and Anna (nee Thelen) Fleischman.

On April 20, 1937, she was united in marriage to George Brath at St. Martin's Church in Ashford. Together, they farmed in the Town of Wayne area until George's death on July 12, 1970.

After her marriage to Raymond Schmidt on May 18, 1981, she settled in West Bend. Raymond predeceased December 28, 2000.

She was a member of the Young At Heart Club.

Survivors include 7 children: Rev. John Brath of Ozark, MO, Janet (Robert) Melzer of St. Killian, Donald (Dorothy) Brath of West Bend, Karl (Marilyn) Brath of Campbellsport, Karen (Harlu) Keller of Campbellsport, Kenneth Brath of Mequon and Allen (Jane) Brath of West Bend; 1 step-daughter Kathleen (Don) Malzahn of Crandon; 18 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by 1 daughter Anna Mae Brath, 1 brother John Fleischman, Jr. and 1 step-son Richard Schmidt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Burial will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Cemetery in St. Anthony. Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday from 4 until 6:15 p.m.

Masses or memorials are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. On-line guestbook and condolences available at

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