June M. Reilly, (nee Schmidt), age 82, passed away Wednesday February 1, 2012 at Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation in the Town of West Bend.
She was born on June 19, 1929 in West Bend to the late William and Ethel (nee Meyer) Schmidt. June graduated from West Bend High School in the class of 1947. She then moved to Milwaukee where she graduated from Prospect Hall Secretarial School. While in Milwaukee she met her future husband, John “Doc” Reilly, and they were united in marriage on January 6, 1951 in Iowa City, Iowa. In 1953 after John finished school at Marquette University School of Dentistry they moved to West Bend to raise their family and work.
June was employed as a secretary for the West Bend School System for 21 years, retiring in 1987. Her husband John Reilly preceded her in death on September 24, 1988. June later married John Schroeder.
June was a life long member of Fifth Ave. United Methodist Church. She was a long time member of St. Joseph’s Hospital Aux. pink ladies, secretary for the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the YMCA, and was named Washington County Volunteer of the Year in 1993.
June is survived by her four daughters, Colleen (Rev. Wayne) Drueck of Wausau, Kathleen (Jack) Koehler of Brookfield, Charleen (Robert) Mayer of Crystal Lake, IL, and Laureen (Gerald) Ruplinger of West Bend; nine grandchildren, Allison Drueck, Joshua Drueck, Amy (Brennan) Russell, Ted Koehler, Rebecca Koehler, Sarah (Fiancé Chris Johnson) Mayer, Patrick Mayer, Russell Ruplinger, and Melissa Ruplinger; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John Reilly; and a sister Janet Schmidt.
Funeral services in remembrance of June will be held on Saturday February 4th at 12:00 (noon) at the Myrhum ~ Patten Funeral Home, West Bend. Son-in-law Rev. Wayne Drueck will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Private family entombment will be in Washington County Memorial Park.
Memorials to Cedar Community Hospice are appreciated by the family.
The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Cedar Community for the loving care June received.