THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Clemeth G. Schuessler
Issue Date: December 26, 2013
Clemeth G. Schuessler, 98, Oconto Falls, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 19 at home.
Born Nov. 18, 1915 in Oconto Falls to Antone and Nellie (Tempele) Umentum, she grew up there and attended public schools, graduating from Oconto Falls High School in 1934. Following graduation, she worked for WPA earning $40 a month to help support her parents and siblings. On Nov. 25, 1937 she married Anthony Schuessler at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. The couple lived in Milwaukee for most of their lives where her husband was employed by Delphi Electronics Corp., now DELCO, for 25 years. While living there, she was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church and was very active in sewing. In 2002, she returned to Oconto Falls where she was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, volunteered for the CMH Auxiliary and was working on an autobiography about life in the early 1900 's.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Sukowski, Pound; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great granchildren; three sisters-in-law, Marie Hensck, Waukesha, Ruby Parve, North Carolina and Janet Walthers, Florida and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1990; a son-in-law, Robert Sukowski; a brother Emanuel "Chick" Umentum; three sisters, Claudine Peterson, Clistie DeBusch and Zerlena Valentine and four infant siblings.
Visitation will be held after 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Fr. Bob Karuhn will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery.