|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 2012|
Prairie du Chien
Cleo L. Mercaitis age 86 of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Rockford, IL passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Prairie Maison care Center. She was born December 26, 1925 in Cassville, WI, the daughter of Robert and Christina (Valentine) Schmidt.
She married William Mercaitis on September 27, 1947 at St. Patrick's Church in Rockford, IL. He preceded her in death on September 20, 2004. She attended St. Charles Elementary School in Cassville and later graduated from Muldoon High School in Rockford, IL.
She worked as a secretary for the New York Life Insurance Company in Rockford for many years. Cleo's hobbies included knitting, crocheting, reading, fishing, hunting, traveling and she loved to play bridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers, Martin and Robert Schmidt along with a sister Modesta Lauterbach.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. John's Catholic Church, with burial in the Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien, where there will be a wake scripture at 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Cleo's name to be given to some of her favorite charities.
Source: Edited from the obituary on the Garrity Funeral Home website
William A. Mercaitis (1925 - 2004)
Prairie du Chien
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Originally Created by: Scott W.
Record added: Jan 19, 2012
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