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Thelma L. Schomer
Thelma Bobbie L. Schomer, 86, of Menominee passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 12, 2013.
The former Thelma Louise Hamblen was born on Jan. 11, 1927 in Marinette to the late Amos and Alma (Jensen) Hamblen. She graduated from Marinette High School and married Robert W. Schomer. He preceded her in death in 2007.
She was the secretary for the American Red Cross, serving the military, a job which she took great pride in doing. She also worked at Lauerman Brothers Store as a cashier. She and her husband moved to a hobby farm 35 years ago, raising horses, cows, chickens, ducks, goats, dogs and cats and they enjoyed watching the deer and bear come close to their house. She also liked gardening and planting flowers. One of her greatest gifts was her cooking and baking, which she loved.
She is survived by four children, Michael (Mary) Schomer, Patty Parrette, Richard Schomer and Robin (Jean) Schomer; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Schuette and Jean Flood and two brothers, Lavern (Judy) Hamblen and James (Carol) Hamblen.
Along with her parents and her husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice and June and a brother, Howard.
Visitation took place at Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Monday, April 15 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. A vigil prayer service was held at 6 p.m. with Deacon Vincent Beckley presiding. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.