On April 18, 2023, Madeline (Schettle) Wiegmann left this world to join her husband and love of her life for 75 years, Kenneth Wiegmann. We are certain he has been patiently waiting for her since November 14, 2022. Madeline was born on May 1, 1932, in Oshkosh, WI to Joseph and Martha (Hauschultz) Schettle.
In 1946 Mady met Ken when he knocked her off her bike for being a show-off and riding without using the handlebars. It took another 7 years of love and hate to discover they were always meant for one another. Mady found work at Paine Lumber Company and Morgan Lumber. After working for several years, Mady decided to start caring for children in her home. Together Mady and Ken took in many foster children while also caring for their own. They took great pride in providing a space and love for children of all kinds.
Mady truly enjoyed being a devoted and loving wife to Ken. Through raising children, traveling, building many homes together, gardening, Friday night supper clubs, and just enjoying the property they owed, they were always a matched set. The love always radiated off them when they were together. There was nothing they would not do for one another.
Mady’s love for bingo, children, flowers, and her husband were obvious. Any given summer her front yard was blooming with beautiful tulips, roses, hydrangeas, greenery, trees, and daisies. Her spaghetti was the best!! Many large family dinners took place around the table when Maddy and Ken hosted dinner. Come one, come all, everyone was welcome.
Madeline is survived by 3 children: Linda (Richard) Lichtfuss, Keith (Jenny) Wiegmann, Tina (Charles) Dougherty. Grandchildren Leslie (Lichtfuss) Johannes, Melanie (Lichtfuss) Goeckerman, Amber (Lichtfuss) Smith, Wendy (Wiegmann) Stenson, Ashleigh Wiegmann, Emily Wiegmann, Nikolas Wiegmann, Cory Dougherty, Cliff Dougherty, and Katie (Dougherty) Smith. 17 great grandchildren. One brother Orville Schettle. Special niece Patricia Schettle. Many other nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors and beloved dog Earl.
Mady is proceeded in death by her husband Kenneth Wiegmann, son Steven K. Wiegmann, her parents Joseph and Martha Schettle, sister Marcella Schettle, brothers Joe, Gene, and Bernard.
We will miss you and hold your memories in our hearts. We know through our sorrow also comes comfort and joy knowing you are together again with Steve, dad, and others. We love you so much.
There will be no formal services per Madeline’s wishes.