WAUKESHA – Lillian Annie (nee Neumann) Schmidt, 85, Waukesha, WI, formerly of Mt. Prospect, IL, was called to eternal life with the Lord on September, 13, 2023. Lillian was born on November 17, 1937 to Emil and Amalie (Mantei) Neumann in Forest Park IL. She graduated from Proviso East High School in 1955 and married Walter Schmidt in 1963. They moved to Mt. Prospect and lived there until they relocated to Waukesha, WI in 2012. They enjoyed traveling, especially to their Ft. Myers condo. Lillian, a full-time mom and homemaker, loved to cook and serve others. She and Walter were foster parents, inspiring future generations within their own family. Lillian was actively involved at home churches, Jefferson Park Lutheran and Our Redeemer Lutheran and later attended Beautiful Savior Lutheran. Lillian was generous, loving, and family-focused.
She is survived by daughter, Karen Schlindwein (Tom), Waukesha, WI; grandchildren Amalie Bowling (Jason), Waukesha, WI, Joseph Schlindwein, Waukesha, WI; great-grandchildren Jayquan, Soraya, Tanaya, Maya and Lorelei Bowling; cousin/best friend, Linda Franks; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by husband, Walter, parents, Emil and Amalie Neumann, siblings Edmund, Ernest, Edwin, Florence, and Martha.
A special thank you to Lauren and New Perspective care staff and hospice nurses, DeAnna and Sharon, for their love and compassion.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the 11:00 funeral service, followed by lunch at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave, Waukesha. Burial following at Wisconsin Memorial Park at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family’s foster-care/adoption non-profit, Chosen, Inc. (www.choseninlove.org), or Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.