Arletta L. Schweda-Schulte, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Westbrooke Manor, Oshkosh, eight days prior to her 98th birthday.
She was born in Mauston, on Dec. 27, 1920, to the late Arthur and Loretta (Kane) Smith. As a child she moved to Kenosha, before moving to Wisconsin Dells in 1936, returning to Kenosha in 1982. She graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School class of 1939.
On Sept. 13, 1941, she married George Schweda of Wisconsin Dells. He passed away in Dec. 1974. In Nov. 1982, she married Paul Schulte of Kenosha. He passed away in Nov. 2002.
Arletta worked many years at Parson’s Trading Post, the Hotel Crandall as a baker, and Camp Wawbeek of the Easter Seal Society. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and dominos.
Arletta is survived by two sons, Lawrence (Isabelle) Schweda of Oshkosh and Kenneth Schweda of Manitowoc; a step-daughter, Patricia Schmidt of Lady Lake, Florida; six grandchildren, Joseph (Karla), Daniel (Ruth), Timothy, James, Kelly, and Emily (Justin) Neese; a step-granddaughter, Erin Schmidt; five great-grandchildren, Carolyn, Noah, and Faith Schweda, and Andrew and Joseph Neese; granddaughter-in-law, Lisa (Todd) and son, Chase Jensen; special niece, Peggy (Mike) and their children, Kayla, Zack, and Hannah Hylinski; and many friends and extended relatives (Werve and Schulte).
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, George Schweda and Paul Schulte; two grandchildren, Andrew and Laura Schweda; daughter-in-law, Karen Schweda; step son-in-law, Michael Schmidt; and two brothers, Edward (Mavis) Smith of Wisconsin Dells and Vernon (Irene) Smith of Kenosha.
The funeral service for Arletta will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Fiss and Bills-Poklasny Funeral Home, 865 South Westhaven Drive, Oshkosh. Deacon Rick Hocking will be officiating. A time of visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells on Friday, Dec. 28.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Westbrooke Manor and Heartland Hospice for all their care and compassion.