De PERE, Wis. — Phyllis Smith, 91, Green Bay, Wis, formerly of Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

She was born April 23, 1927, to the late Frederick and Ruth Olin Schreckenberg in Neenah, Wis. On Oct. 18, 1952, she married Raymond G. Smith, who preceded her in death in July 2008.  

She worked for several years as a branch manager of a savings and loan.

Together with her husband, she enjoyed camping and taking their motorhome to visit their children and friends in various parts of the country. Phyllis also enjoyed doing embroidery and all her dogs through the years: Skeeter, Dwert, Mikey and Tippy.

She was a loving mother who supported her children but taught them to stand on their own two feet.

She is survived by her children: Raymond G. (Tudi) Smith Jr., Montana; Timothy (Linda) Smith, Green Bay; and Eileen (Chris) Mincey, Florida. Phyllis is further survived by her grandchildren: Alette, Sarah, Rebecca and Christopher.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond; and brothers Frederick Schreckenberg, who lost his life defending his country during World War II; and Robert Schreckenberg.

We appreciate the wonderful people at Woodside Villa who respected her spunkiness and independence.

A gathering of friends and family will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Grace Lutheran Church, 200 N. Catherine St., La Grange, Ill., with a memorial service to follow at 10 a.m.

Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.


Memorials in Phyllis’ name can be made to Henry Denhart Society, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI 53140.

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