Edith Schmalz (nee Graef), of Milwaukee, Born to Eternal Life on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at age 87.
Born on May 10th, 1934 in Giessen, Germany. Came to the United States in 1956 with her husband, Roman. She was a Montessori teacher in Germany. After raising her children, she worked at Marshall Field’s for 19 years.
Preceded in death by her parents, Wilhelm and Emma Graef, and her brother, Karl Heinz Graef, she leaves behind her beloved husband, Roman Schmalz. Loving mother of Michael (Eileen) Schmalz, Thomas Schmalz and Steven (Yvonne) Schmalz. Proud Oma of Michael (Tara), Brian and Peter (Sara) Schmalz. Cherished Uroma of Elliott, Theodore and Olivia. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
Edith enjoyed experiencing nature at her lake cottage in northern Wisconsin. She enjoyed feeding birds, playing with her dogs, and gardening. She was a gentle, loving mother and a beautiful soul. She will always be a part of our lives.