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Because Mary was such an avid Badger and Packer fan we would like all visitors to wear Badger attire to the Visitation on Monday. Thank You!!!

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“Working with Mary over the last three years has been a true joy! I admired her so much, she was so strong and positive. I will alway strive to be...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Cintas Corporation - Madison, WI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Fran Froh - Ferryville, WI

“My sympathies to the Schmitz family at this time of great sadness. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Chuck Nelson - Spring Green, WI

“Maary was a special lady. We enjoyed her each Christmas when it came time to decorating St Luke's for the holiday. She was great with the lights...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Paulus - Plain

“I'm so sorry to hear of Mary's passing, you and her are in my thoughts and prayers. God speed Mary. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Audrey Kawlewski - South Beloit, IL

“Mary was such a loving person, the voice of reason is one of the best ways to describe her. Her guidance was priceless; I am forever blessed with...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Heather Schneider - Durand, IL

“I have and will keep many good memories of you, Mary. Blessings to you and your family. Pat ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Pat Cavanaugh - Middleton, WI

“Aunt Mary was the strong and steady calming influence on this family. We miss her so much already. My sister called her "our rock" and she was...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Stephanie Barman - Madison, WI

“Mary...I have so many memories. We spent alot of time making brownies together, blackberry muffins...riding ponies...swimming. Dreaming of our...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Janis and Jeff Larsen - Arena, WI

“Mary was Human Resource person, when I worked at KTI, always so very helpful, we had some good times at the Relay for Life walks. Sending my...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Harriet Jewell - WI - friend

“Mary and Burt have been friends of ours for over 20 years. We did camping, fishing. boating, card playing and many other things thru the years. ...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: BILL AND MINNIE GAUGER - ARENA, WI

“Mary was an awesome person to work with. Enjoyed just sitting and talking when we got a chance. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Thompson - Richland Center, WI

“You were an amazing woman in all aspects of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. You will be missed by so many. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Eric and Cari Rickman - MN

“Mary was such an energetic, fun loving woman. I loved her spirits! She really loved those Badgers...she was always so excited about seeing the play....Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: TAMMIE WHEELOCK - Richland Center, WI

“Mary - They don't make them like her anymore. Her infectious laughter and cheerful nature has always brought joy to everyone's lives. We know you...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Cindy Hackett - Richland Center, WI

“I have many fond memories of work with Mary in Richland Center, she was great person and will be missed. Prayers to the ones she leaves behind she...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Greg and Rhonda Silbaugh - MN


Mary F. Schmitz (Randall), age 56, of Bear Valley, WI passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family after a valiant battle from Pancreatic Cancer. She was born on February 16, 1957 to Raymond and Kathleen (Shackleton) Randall in Mazomanie. On June 19, 1976 she married Hubert "Bert" Schmitz at St. Barnabas in Mazomanie.
She was employed at Schreiber Foods (formerly Dean Foods) in Richland Center. She loved her career and work defined a part of who she was. Her Schreiber family has been a huge support to Mary during her fight.
Mary was a loving wife, sister, and daughter, a dedicated mother, and outstanding grandmother. Her smile and laughter would light up a room. She had a natural ability to be a voice of reason. She was an individual who many people turned to for sound advice and her answers always made sense. She lived life to the fullest and would do anything for anyone.
She was an avid Badger and Packer Fan. She was a wonderful co-worker and friend. She enjoyed being a part of her community by being an active member at St. Luke's Church of Plain, 4-H Club Buena Vista Wonder Workers, Rotary Club out of Richland Center and American Legion Auxiliary Post 437 in Mazomanie.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Wermuth and her team at SPMH for their quick detection of this disease. Words cannot describe our gratitude to Dr. Sam Lubner and his nurse Mary at UW Carbonne Cancer Center for their knowledge, care and compassion to mom during her diagnosis and treatments. They were huge fans of Mary and some of her biggest cheerleaders to help keep her encouraged.

She is survived by her husband Bert Schmitz of Bear Valley; their three children Vicki (Bruce) Hying of Dodgeville, Jean (Kial Silvers) of Richland Center, Kevin (fiancé Bethany Parduhn) of Bear Valley; her mother Kathleen Randall of Mazomanie; she had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren: Ava Hying, Kason Hying and Gracie Parduhn; six sisters Raeanne Lacourt, Patty (Dave) Marking, Cathy (Mike) Barman, Cherrise (Todd) Miller, Dawn Randall, Anna Randall; mother-in-law Wynema "Sue" Schmitz of Spring Green; many nieces, nephews and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Randall; father-in-law Kenneth Schmitz; brother-in-law, Joe Schmitz and a nephew, Jason Randall.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Plain, WI. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial at St. Killian's Cemetery in Bear Valley. Friends may call on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 4:00 PM t0 8:00 PM at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center, WI. Friends may also call on Tuesday at St. Luke's from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Mary's honor to 4PeteSake, P.O. Box 577, Spring Green, WI 53588, UW Carbonne Cancer Center: Attn: Katie Arendt, 600 Highland Ave. K4/658, Madison, WI 53792- For Pancreatic Cancer Research OR Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecraus Ave. Ste 200, Manhattan Beach CA 90266.

Because Mary was such an avid Badger and Packer fan we would like all visitors to wear Badger attire to the visitation on Monday.