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Arlene M. Schmidt

January 28, 1929 — January 9, 2018

Arlene Schmidt, age 88, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. She was born in the township of Bloomington on January 28, 1929, the daughter of John and Clementine (Bohnenkamp) Hermsen. She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1946. Arlene married Leonard Schmidt, at St. Mary’s Church in Bloomington, on February 4, 1948. They were blessed with 68 wonderful years together before Lennie passed away on March 24, 2016. She worked as a bookkeeper for Beetown Sale Barn for a few years and for Bloomington Farmers Mutual Insurance Company for thirty years. She also served on the School Board for the Bloomington School District for a number of years. Arlene and Lennie spent many active years enjoying square dancing, bowling, and golfing. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Catholic Daughters. She was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the University of Wisconsin Badgers. Arlene dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and keeping up with their activities.

Arlene is survived by six children: James (Glori) of Menomonie; Jane (David) Farmer of Export, PA; Dennis (Susan) of DeForest; Judy (Peter) Drone of Bloomington; Margie (William) Miller of St. Paul, MN; John (Sara) of Bloomington; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters: Joanne (Glen) Ward of Onalaska; Marguerite (Roland) Clinton of McGregor, IA; Kathleen (Michael) Leard of Prairie du Chien; Caroline Bidwell of Las Vegas; and one brother: Philip Hermsen of Auburn, AL. She is also survived by four sisters-in-law: Jen Hermsen, Eileen Hermsen and Gloria Schmidt of Prairie du Chien, and Lucille Fassbender of Winter Park, FL; many nieces and nephews.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Lennie; her brothers: Ambrose, James, and Walter; one sister: Marjorie (Raymond) Jaynes; a daughter-in-law: Beverly (Noble) Schmidt; two sisters-in-law: JoAnne Hermsen and Alta (Harold) Weittenhiller; three brothers-in-law: Arthur “Bud” (Adeline) and Ivan Schmidt; Richard Fassbender.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bloomington. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Bloomington is assisting the family.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Bloomington

535 Congress Street, Bloomington, WI 53804

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Bloomington

535 Congress Street, Bloomington, WI 53804

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