Schreiter, Mary JaneMary Jane (Matt) Schreiter, 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center, Appleton with her family by her side. Mary was born on March 28, 1934 to the late Ben and Edna (Milewsky) Matt on a farm in Farmersburg Township, Clayton County, Iowa. She attended St. Joseph Grade School, Garnavillo, Iowa and graduated from Garnavillo High School. After graduating she attended Bayless Business College in Dubuque, Iowa and worked there for several years before accepting a position at Kimberly Clark in Neenah. On April 26, 1958 she married the love of her life, Richard P. Schreiter at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She later left the business world to become a stay at home mom. She and Dick raised six children. She returned to the working world for a few years before establishing her own sewing business. Her interest in history led her into the world of antiques and she turned from creative sewing to collecting and dealing in antiques. She operated as Mary's House until December of 2010 and at the Fox River Antique Mall until October 2016. Mary is survived by her husband of 58 years, Richard P. Schreiter, six children; Ann Schreiter, Mike (Janis) Schreiter, Sara (Pat) Ebben, Judy (Jeff) Wittmann, Sue (Tim) Lemke, Leah (Dale) Thibodeau, 14 grandchildren; Ben (Natalie), Haley, Hannah, Adrienne (Jason) Taylor, Jim (Cara), Angela, Jessica (fiancé Brandon), Jacob, Jonathan, Alizabeth (fiancé Dylan), Emma, Tara, Evan, Aaron, and Mason, her sister Helen Mallory, a sister-in-law Allene Matt, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her two brothers, Donald and Lloyd (Marlis) Matt and a brother-in-law William Mallory. The funeral liturgy for Mary will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 W. Lawrence St. with Fr. Jim Leary O.F.M. Cap. officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at
.Our family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the ICU staff at Thedacare Medical Center Appleton for their loving care in her last days.Mom, you shared with us your love, knowledge, humor, independence, and creativity. We've never doubted your love for us as you gently guided us into our own. We thank you, love you, and miss you. We will carry on the great work you began, until we meet again.