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Alice Johanna

Scheele, Alice Johanna
nee Semrau passed away peacefully on December 19, 2010 age 93 years. She was born March 8, 1917 to Stanley and Julia Dominick Semrau in Milwaukee and was baptized at the Basilica of St. Josaphat. She worked as a beautician until she married Arthur Scheele on June 22, 1946 upon his return from WW II. They made their home in Waterford where they raised their family as well as three foster boys. Alice was active in the St. Thomas Aquinas church where she was the president of the Christian Mothers and Daughters of Isabelle. Alice and Art moved to Oak Creek upon his retirement. After Art’s death after 44 years of marriage, Alice was involved in the Third Order of St. Francis and the Widows prayer group. She blessed her family and friends with her strong catholic faith, her love of music, cooking and story- telling.

Beloved wife of the late Arthur . Loving mother of Marge Ron Talsky of Franklin, WI, Bill Sharon of Houston, TX, Tom Karenof Conroe, TX, Charles of South Beloit, IL, Paul Christineof New Vernon, NJ and Don Rebecca of St. Cloud, MN. Proud grandmother of Rachel Brian, Dan, Jeanine, Evan, Kendall, Taylor, Carter, Esther and step-grandmother to Luke and Samantha. Great-grandmother of Adam, Jonah, Madaline and Kayden. Further survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by sisters Lorraine Semrau and Alvina Schutten.

Visitation Wednesday, December 22 at ST. STEPHEN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1441 W. Oakwood Road from 10 am-12 noon with Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Stephen’s Church in Oak Creek or to Villa St. Francis appreciated.

A special thanks to the Villa staff for their good care of Mom.

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Diane and Gary Grueter

Alice was wonderful,caring,kind and generous person. We were all better for having known her.

Ellen Adrian Lemken

My sincerest sympathy to all of Alice’s children. I lived next to you in Waterford in the 70’s and took your Mom on errands often when she moved to Oak Creek and gave up her car. She talked about her children all the time and where they were living and what they were doing. She was very proud of all of you. I’m sure there is a special place in heaven for your wonderful Mom. She was a beautiful Christian woman and deeply inspiring to me. I am so very sorry I missed the service – I just didn’t know about it.
Love and prayers,
Ellen Lemken

Chad Adrian

I thank Mrs. Scheele for watching me on those days my father ran his restaurant next door in Waterford. Her unique voice is still strong in my memory. It was just last week that I shared the story at our dinnertable with my wife and four young children of the time I was at her house at about age 4 or 5, viewed one of her sons painting the garage door and then pressed the button to my left causing the door to raise on him. I think there was some cursing involved outside as I made a mad dash through the house and out the front door to safety at my Dad’s house. :- My sincere apologies to whomever that was!

And my condolences to the family.

-Chad Adrian

Bill Jones

I’m sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Rita Matthews

The summers spent in Waterford were wonderful memories. Aunt Alice got us involved in the 4H and swimming and just enjoying small town living. It is one of my best memories of my childhood. Thanks Aunt Alice – I will miss you.

John & Kim Trimble

With great condolences we share your loss, and rejoice in the fullness of your Mother’s life.

Pat Hunke

Sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. We know she will be in a good place.

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