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Leona A Schemmel

June 16, 1932 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 88)


Leona A. Schemmel (Gundrum), of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on April 12, 2021 at Froedtert West Bend Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Leona was born on June 16, 1932 in West Bend to Jacob and Elizabeth Gundrum (Doll).  She was united in marriage on October 29, 1955 to Richard E. Schemmel at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton. 

Leona graduated from West Bend High School.  In her younger years she was employed at the West Bend Company and Picks Automotive.  Leona and Richard built their home in 1957 and welcomed their first son, David, followed by John, Lori, Julie, and Mary.  Family was a large part of her life and she was a wonderful, caring, and loving mom. 

Leona was a lifetime member at Holy Angels Parish.  She felt it was important to start each week with Church.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing cards with friends, and being part of The Great Eight Bridge Card Club for 50+ years. 

Those Leona leaves behind to cherish her memory include her 4 children, David (Susan) Schemmel, John Schemmel, Lori (Gary) Zahn, and Julie Schemmel; 5 grandchildren, Christopher (Allison) Zahn, Andrew (Tabethe) Schemmel, Mary (Ryan) Kramer, Joseph Schemmel, Daniel Schemmel; 6 great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by her brother, Harry Gundrum, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her parents and her husband, Richard; Leona was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Schemmel; and sister, Irene (Richard) Westmore.

A Private Family Mass of Christian Burial for Leona will be held at Holy Angels Parish in West Bend.  Interment will be at Holy Angels Cemetery in West Bend. 

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Froedtert West Bend Hospital for their care and compassion.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Leona’s arrangements. Please consider signing our online guest book ( to share your condolences with the family. Cards addressed to the family may be sent in the care of Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, 1315 W. Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095.


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Private Family Services

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138 North 8th Avenue
West Bend, Wisconsin 53095

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