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Theresia Marie Schetter
November 26, 1924 - December 13, 2018
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Wednesday 12/19, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Theresia Marie Schetter Born in Poland, Theresia was raised in Vienna, Austria. She endured the war years as a teenager, and met her future husband Louis while he served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the occupation that followed. Speaking very little English, she arrived in the United States to get married in the …
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Andrew left a message on December 20, 2018:
I remember Grandma's driving style which I attribute to my love of fast cars today. I'll never forget riding with her through town to go to her house and mow the lawn and have lunch. I remember an endless supply of Pepsi cola with no restrictions on how many we could consume in any given visit. Her deserts were the best and I remember having to tell her to stop when my belly could not be filled with anymore yummy treats. I remember the weekends when we would go there after church and the kids would disperse to multiple different rooms with TV's and being able to watch whatever we wanted while the adults were talking at the table. I also remember the many trinkets that I could not touch and the fuzzy tiger blanket in the guest room. I remember telling Grandma that I was going to buy a sports car for my first car and give her a ride. Sure enough she did receive that ride and she loved every second of her young inexperienced driving grandson merging into I -475 in his Pontiac sunbird turbo. My most memorable recent memory was when my son (age 2 or 3) visiting Great Grandma and opening a musical Birthday card that Aunt Rita had bought for her. Anton was dancing to the music of the card and we were all laughing at the interaction. Grandma was loving every second. I love you Grandma and I will miss you. Andy
christy toh left a message on December 20, 2018:
As many of you may know our mom was a war bride. She grew up in a rather poor home in Vienna, Austria- as her father was a printer. During her tender teenage years, hitler invaded Vienna and she often mentioned that many of her friends disappeared. The difficulties of those war years are very hard for most of us to comprehend and they left their scars of anger, hurt, fear and insecurity. But then came dad. An American soldier willing to Sacrifice his comfort and life to rescue a nation taken over by a dictator. Soon after the war ended, dad invited mom to come to America. So at 21 she courageously crossed the sea to a foreign country-not knowing the language or culture, without friends or family, she married dad and began her new life -with the hopes and promise of a brighter future. For mom her way of showing her love was acts of service. She loved our dad and was faithful to him, never giving any hint of impropriety. She cared for our home and managed the finances very responsibly. Her and dad would go on dates to the movies and even bring me along to the all you Can eat Friday night fish frys where I learned polka dancing. Her impeccable cleaning and cooking skills especially baking-which thanks to Fred are being carried on to the next generation-provided stability and comfort. She devoted herself to the care of my three siblings and I and made sure that we always had everything we needed. It was not a perfect home, but there was a solid foundation of a catholic education and Christian values of commitment, loyalty and integrity which was imbedded in each of my siblings hearts. Mom did not pursue a college degree or a career. She did not bring in a paycheck. But mom, you did raise 4 successful kids, who gave you 9 wonderful grandkids and 10 endearing great grandkids Thank you so much for your countless sacrifices and for living a life that we can remember with affection! Good job Mom! you did it! Rest In Peace....
Lisa Marie (Rovito) Hart left a message on December 19, 2018:
My memories of Grammy Schetter often come back to her home and her cooking. There were so many interesting but fragile knick-knacks from Europe and Austria that I wanted to touch! There was some kind of friar who held toothpicks, an iron squirrel who cracked nuts, and all kind of small pieces of china and glass that were simply for admiring. There was the softest blanket in the world with a tiger on it--the highlight of sleeping in the guestroom. I remember Nivea lotion and tiny Dixie cups for water in the bathroom, everything seemed so well placed and thought out. But eating at her house was a true event. Even if it was a sandwich for lunch on a Lenders onion bagel, somehow it was toasted and made perfectly. Cabbage rolls, German Chocolate Cake, roasts with gravy, potatoes, and carrots, a spongey cake rolled with cream then sliced. Walking from the car to the front door was sweet anticipation! There was always plenty to go around, too. She always wanted you to eat more than you could. And we all loved to oblige! Those were good times that live on in the memories of the many who loved her and loved being loved by her.
Laura Conyers-Smith left a message on December 18, 2018:
Dear sweet Rita...I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know you are in my prayers.
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Mark S. Rovito left a message on December 17, 2018:
I will always remember my grandma's sense of humor and how she made me laugh. Sometimes it was unintentional—more from her salty attitude than an intentional joke. But I loved her all the more for that attitude. It seemed to make sense to me before I actually understood why. I also really enjoyed her driving style as a kid—before I was old enough for it to make me nervous—and always had fun sitting in the massive front seat of her car on the way to some place to eat. It's especially hard to lose her during the Christmas season, since Christmas Eve at her house was a special tradition. This year I will try to make the best Lebkuchen recipe I can find. It probably still won't be as good as the one she had in her head. I miss you, grandma.
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