Mildred Mary Schmitt, 84, of Caledonia, died, surrounded by her family Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Mayo Systems Health Care, La Crosse, Wis.

She was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Caledonia, to Frank and Elizabeth (Thery) Schmitt. Mildred graduated from Loretto High School, Caledonia, in 1947.

She worked as a caterer with her family for many years, and she also was a caretaker for many children and the elderly in the Caledonia area.

Mildred was an active member in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Elizabeth Society and St. Mary's Council of Catholic Women.

For many years, she and her twin sister, Lorraine, served St. Mary's Parish by arranging and cooking numerous funeral lunches. She was also active in Caledonia Senior Citizen's program and helped promote the building of the Four Season's Community Center.

She and Lorraine were honored by being the parade marshals for Caledonia Founder's Day, and they volunteered many hours distributing food for Channel One and Semcac food shelves.

Mildred loved to play cards with family and friends.

She is survived by her twin sister, Lorraine, of Caledonia and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 15 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif officiated and burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia.

The McCormick Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at