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. Catherine H. Clark Schmitz.

Collected and contributed by:  Pat Drees

. October 9, 2002  .
. Oconto County Reporter .

.SCHMITZ, Catherine H., 84, Green Bay, died Monday, October 7, 2002, at a local nursing home. She was born June 26, 1918, in Mountain, Wis., to the late Louis and Helen (Kryzanek) Clark. Catherine was a graduate of St. John's School of Nursing in Springfield, Ill. She later attended Quincy College in Quincy, Ill. Catherine worked at several hospitals in the Midwest that are owned by The Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.

In the early 1960s Catherine married Lawrence V. Schmitz. He preceded her in death. Catherine served as a Nursing Instructor at Bellin College of Nursing for many years until her retirement. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Community in De Pere.

Survivors include a brother, Jerome Clark, Oneida; a sister and brother-in-law, Georgia and George Braswell, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Raphael (Joanne) Clark; a nephew and great-nephew, Steve Clark Sr. and Steve Clark Jr., who were like sons to her; many beloved nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence V. Schmitz; her parents; two sisters, Arlene Rickard, Sister Louis (Janette Clark); four brothers, Vincent Clark, Andrew Clark, Raphael Clark and Louis Clark.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The Funeral Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Harper officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Cemetery, Mountain, Wis.