Mildred Rose “Mick” Schallert, 93, of Montgomery, Minnesota and most recently of Gifford, Illinois passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020. She was born on March 13, 1927 in Edgar, Wisconsin to the late Edward John and Mary Katherine (Bode) Schumacher. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 5, from 4pm-7pm at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 6 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery with Fr. Tom Niehaus, officiating. Visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Mildred started her journey in education graduating from Grafton High School in Grafton, WI. She went on to complete her Bachelors and Masters Degrees and taught Physical Education and Science for the Waseca Public School System and Montgomery-Lonsdale Public School System, both in Minnesota. She was a certified tennis coach, cheerleading coach, certified firearms instructor and a loving caregiver. She loved teaching and substitute taught until the age of 83. Mildred was a Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary, a USTA Instructor and NRA Instructor.
One year prior to moving to Montgomery, Mick married her husband, Henry “Hank” Schallert on June 17, 1950 in Saukville, Wisconsin. Hank and Mick were both musically talented and they played in a band together; twice at Hard Rock Cafes with Mick on the drums. Mildred was devoted to her family and her Catholic faith; she was a member of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery, Minnesota. Mick joined St. Patrick Catholic Church in Urbana, Illinois where she moved to be closer to her daughter and joined SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish to be with Deacon Nate, Kathy, Mike and Kellie and that parish family.
Survivors include her children, Deacon Nate (and, Kathy) Schallert of Indianapolis, Belinda Martinez of Maplewood, MN, Miles (and, Annette) Schallert of Highlands Ranch, CO and Corinne Hannon of Urbana, IL; grandchildren, Michael Schallert, Charles Hannon, Heidi Fogle and Kellie Schallert; great-grandchildren, Doria Martinez and two other minors.
Mick was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hank Schallert in 2002; infant daughter, Mary Catherine Schallert; siblings, Rose Hintz, Marie Schumacher, Mathias Schumacher, Cecelia Benton, Alois Schumacher, Dorothy Wetzel, Edward Schumacher, George Schumacher and Alfred Schumacher; and granddaughter, Briana (Martinez) Pasqua.
Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. 507-357-6116. On-line condolences may be left at www.schoenbauerfuneralhome.com.