Benilda Schermann, 99

Benilda Adeline Schermann (Fasching), age 99, of Pine River, formerly of Winsted, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.

She was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Winsted, the daughter of Norbert and Anna (Remer) Fasching.

Benilda was a devoted wife to Peter Schermann for 57 years. The couple raised their children in Winsted, where they farmed.

Benilda lived her last 10 years in Pine River.

She was a woman who loved her faith, family, her garden, and a good game of cards. Benilda was mother to five children, grandmother to 10, great-grandmother to 26, and great-great grandmother to 10.

She was a role model to her family with the practice of her faith and her love of life. Her last words to all of them: “Have fun.”

Benilda was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Schermann Sr.; her parents, Norbert and Anna Fasching; a brother, George Fasching; and sisters Alma Bebo, Delphine Quast, and Bernadine Nowak.

She is survived by her five loving children: Sister (Rosemary) Francita Schermann of Greenfield, WI, Kenneth Schermann of Everett, WA, Francis (Betty) Schermann of Pine River, MN, Anna (Bill) Green of Alliance, OH, and Peter (Lori) Schermann of Lester Prairie; her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Mike Doyle as the celebrant. Interment was at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

There was visitation at the church prior to the Mass, beginning at 9 a.m.

Casket bearers were Brian Berry, Steven Schermann, Michael Green, Matthew Green, Jason Schermann, and Ryan Schermann.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences can be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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