Sophia M. Wermter, 88, died Saturday. She was born in May 8,1931 in Wusen, East Prussia, Germany, daughter of the late Anton and Anna (nee: Wittke) Schlesiger.

Sophia came to Racine in 1957 and married John A. Wermter and together they raised their four children. She cared for John after his stroke for 8 years until he passed in June 1998. She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Altar Society, DANK, and volunteered at Harmony Club. Sophia was employed by DeRose’s Restaurant for over 20 years. She was an excellent cook and baker. She enjoyed traveling back to Germany. Above all, Sophia loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Sophia will be dearly missed by her children, Monika (Gary) Kunaschk of Racine, Alfred (Julie) Wermter of Apopka, FL, Mary (Mark) Adams of Rockwell, IA, Gretchen (Robert) Rinke of Caledonia; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Kurt Brahtz of Germany; sisters-in-law, Anna Maria Oxenknecht, Hedwig (Ludwig) Rose; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, MonikaSchlesiger, Regina Brahtz and Antonie Brahtz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Avenue, on Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Ricardo Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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