Mary Rae Schommer, age 77, of Sherwood, WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 9, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, WI.
She was born in Port Washington, WI, to the late Raymond S.W. Smith and Margaret Littmann Smith.
Mary lived most of her life in Belgium, WI, working as an administrative coordinator for North Shore Country Club in Mequon, WI. She joined her daughter and granddaughter in Sherwood, WI in the summer of 2011. Mary loved Christmas, especially decorating every inch of their home in celebration. She enjoyed playing word puzzle games on her iPhone, watching Hallmark movies, and shopping online. Mary had a quick wit with a gift for sarcasm, ready with a solution to any problem! She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her, including the Amazon, UPS, and FedEx delivery drivers.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Dana Koutnik and husband Darren; and granddaughter, Tatum Schaff, of Sherwood, WI; her brother, Paul Smith, formally of San Marcos, CA, soon to be a welcomed new resident of Kaukauna, WI. Mary is also survived by cousins, paternal nieces and nephew, and many beloved maternal family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don “Peanuts” Schommer; her daughter, Dawn Schommer; as well as her brothers: Ray Smith of Carlsbad, CA and Captain Richard Smith and spouse Betty, of Hendersonville, NC; and her sister-in-law, Cathleen Smith, wife of Paul.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial Street, Neenah, WI 54956. The Memorial Gathering will be held from 2:00pm until the time of the service at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the amazing team of professionals at St. Elizabeth Hospital, with special gratitude to Bryan A. Avery, MD, and Allison L. Stallbohm, APNP, for the many years of care and support.
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