Wilma M. Schmudlach

Date of Death: Nov 19, 2017
Wilma M. Schmudlach

1926 - 2017

Wilma M. Schmudlach, 91, most recently of Waupun, formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away, Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Oak Park Place in Menasha, WI with family by her side.

Wilma was born May 15, 1926 in Dalton, WI the daughter of Harold and Thelma (Haffa) Hill. Wilma graduated from Montello schools in 1944 and on December 24, 1945 she married her high school sweetheart, Rhynold Schmudlach in San Francisco where she was waiting for him to return from the war. In 1946 they returned to Montello to be near family and to raise their children. For most of Wilma’s life she was a stay at home mom. When all of her children were in school she began to work at the Singer store in Beaver Dam. After retirement, Wilma and Rhynold made their home in Green Valley, AZ. Wilma loved to play shuffleboard and cards. She was very involved with her church.

Wilma is survived by her children: Vicki (Jerry) Belleville of Waupun, Julianne Hein-Swaab of Neenah, Steven (Diane) Schmudlach of Oshkosh, and Scott (Julie) Schmudlach of New Ulm, MN; eight grandchildren: Shawn, Greg, Travis, Jason, Kristen, Ben, Joe, and Maggie; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger (Janet) Hill of Texas; and nieces and nephews.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Rhynold, in 2009; son-in-law, Laurence Swaab; and a brother, Ken Hill.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.


Memorial services for Wilma Schmudlach will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Waupun with Pastor Dave Cooper officiating.



  1. Donald Carpenter Says: November 22, 2017 at 8:09 am



  2. Darlene Vollmer Says: November 22, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Vickie and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, I know she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Even though our loved ones may leave our sight, they and the memories we have of them continue to remain in our hearts for ever. Prayers go out to the whole family at this time and through the first holiday(s) seasons without her.
    Darlene Vollmer

  3. Joy Linde Buteyn Says: November 22, 2017 at 11:49 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Wilma’s family. Growing up as a child across the street from the Schmudlach family, I always found her to be a wonderful neighbor. I’m sure all of her children and grandchildren will miss her greatly; but she’s with the Lord now–and that’s a wonderful place to be.

    Joy Linde Buteyn

  4. Patricia Kippert Says: November 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Dear Schmudlach Family. I am with you in Spirit today. Your dear precious mom is at peace and I hope that each of you will find peace in your own
    hearts soon. You have taken such good care of her.
    Caringly, Pat Kippert

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