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Inez C. Hemling, 89, rural Beaver Dam, went home to her savior Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.

Inez was born Jan. 23, 1928, the daughter of Richard and Minnie (Schumann) Schwandt, in the town of Beaver Dam. She was married to William J. Hemling Sept. 14, 1947, at St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam.

Inez was a faithful lifelong member of St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, belonging to the Ladies Aid, Mission Aid and Friendship League. She also sang in the choir for more than 65 years. She farmed with her husband in the township of Westford. Inez enjoyed her flower beds and gardening. She had been a CNA for more than 25 years at BDCH and the former Lutheran Hospital.

Inez is survived by her three children, Susan Luckow, James (Harlo) Hemling and William R. (Diane) Hemling, all of Beaver Dam. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Angela (Brad) Woerishofer, Matthew (Erika) Luckow, Amy (Dylan) Bolin, Victoria (Rob) Orth, Virginia (Tom) Ruhland, Thomas (Melissa) Cigelske, Timothy (Sandra) Hemling, Amanda (Rick) Springstroh, William C. (Michelle) Hemling and Nicholas (Melissa) Hemling. She was loved and will be missed by her 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother-in-law, Ray Uttech of Beaver Dam and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William, in 2008; son-in-law, Roger Luckow; her infant granddaughter, Sarah Hemling; sisters, Bernice Schutte and Dorothy Griebenow; brothers, Richard Schwandt and Howard Schwandt; and her sister-in-law, Sylvia Uttech.

Visitation will be held at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam, Sunday, Nov. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, with the Rev. Philip Heyer officiating. Entombment will be at Highland Memory Gardens in the township of Trenton.

Memorials in Inez’s name can be made to St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at