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Dorothy M Schmitz
Feb. 7, 1923 - Mar. 10, 2020
Chilton, WI
Dorothy M Schmitz
Chilton, WI

Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More has been issued for the State of Wisconsin. 
This does effect how we will be conducting our funerals both in the funeral home and at churches.  
At this time the family wishes to postpone visitation and the funeral service until further notice.  Please check back for updated service information.  
On behalf of the Schmitz family and Wieting Family Funeral Home we are sorry for any inconvenience. 


Dorothy Marie Schmitz, age 97, of Chilton, died on March 10, Dorothy Marie Schmitz, age 97, of Chilton, died on March 10, 2020, at Ascension Calumet Hospital in Chilton. She was born February 7, 1923, daughter to the late Mathias and Margaret (Feldner) Berenz. In 1943, she married Elmer Schmitz and they had two children.

Dorothy lived most of her life in St. Cloud. She enjoyed baking and was known for her peanut squares and her strawberry-rhubarb jam. No one ever left her home without one or the other, and the lucky ones got both. She was also asked often to make her German potato salad for pot luck dinners and bake sales. She was very kind hearted and was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church in St. Cloud, as well as Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton. She volunteered her time with the Christian Mothers in St. Cloud and the American Legion Auxiliary in St. Cloud. She worked at Tecumseh for 31 years and then cleaned homes for 20 more.
 
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Carol (Joe) Dreifuerst; grandchildren: Brian (Angie), Cheryl (Richard), Lisa, Tammy (Jay), Holly (Chad), Heidy (Paul), and Gerald (Brandy); twelve great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Alice Berenz. 
 
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; a daughter, Ruth Ann Rink; her parents; sisters: Angelita (Leander) Schmitz, Ermina (Alois) Schaub, and Aldine (Donald) Sippel; and her brothers: Alfred (Dolores) Berenz, Harold (Ellen) Berenz, and Claude Berenz.  

Private family services are being planned.
My condolences to Dorthy’s family. She was a very sweet, kind hearted lady.

Lori (Schabach) Fagg - Mar. 27, 2020


I'll miss Dorothy, and her pies that she made sure I had plenty of.

Richard Winkel (Friend and Neighbor) - Mar. 26, 2020


Carol and Joe and all the children and grandchildren of Carol & Ruth, you all have our deepest Sympathy. I have many good and fun memories of Dorthy. May she rest in peace. Jean and I hope we can get together some day and celebrate her life. She was a honey.

James Ernest Schmitz (Nephew) - Mar. 19, 2020


Hi Carol, Sorry for your loss of your mother. Very friendly person to know and talk with. Someone that would brighten your day.

Jerome Lefeber (Friend) - Mar. 16, 2020


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