Barbara Jean Schmitz passed away on March 24th, 2016 surrounded by her family
at the age of 71.
Barbara was born on June 25, 1945 in Milwaukee, WI to Simon and Antoinette Reck and her sister the late Mary Ann (Raymond) Barnes and Romelle (Jim) Kirchner.
She is survived by her children: Tamara (Bud) Vanstone of Nashotah, WI,
J.P. Schmitz of Austin, TX, and Ian (Jen) Schmitz of Boston, MA.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Alexis Vanstone of Chicago, IL, Derek Vanstone of Madison, WI, Andrew and Rebecca Schmitz of Austin, TX.
Barbara graduated from Pius XI High School in 1963, attended nursing school at Mount Mary College and received her Masters of Nursing from Alverno College.
Barbara worked in the field of nursing where caring for others came very naturally for her.
Barbara was a master seamstress, baker, and an avid gardener.
Her wit and charm always found smiles and laughter wherever she went.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Carmelite Monastery, W267 N2517 Meadowbrook Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072