Louise Schmarje, 92, Hebron, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at JourneyCare Hospice Inpatient Unit, Woodstock.
She was born Aug. 30, 1920, in Burlington, Wis., to Gustav A. and Meta A. (Pallatz) Spitzbart. On April 11,1942, she married Robert Charles Schmarje.
She was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Wonder Lake, and worked, lived and raised her family on farms in Woodstock and Hebron. She loved gardening and enjoyed growing flowers.
Most of all, she loved being with her family, her children and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved and will be missed.
Survivors include a son, Laverne Schmarje; three daughters, Linda (Richard) Wappler, Anita Schmarje and Diana Schaefer; six grandchildren, Kenneth, Dale, Scott, Heather, Lisa and Kelly; and five great-grandchildren, Richard, Alyssa, Avery, Rylee and Carter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Edwin, Gustav and Lloyd; and a great-granddaughter, Hailey.
Visitation was May 20 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock, and May 21 at Nativity Lutheran Church, Wonder Lake.
The funeral followed the May 21 visitation.
Burial was at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.
Memorials can be sent to the family, JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010, or to Nativity Lutheran Church, 3506 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097.