MADISON - Eileen Ruth Sumnicht, age 94, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Middleton, WI. She was born on November 10, 1924 in Sun Prairie, WI to parents, Frank and Laura (Dott) Stegerwald.
She attended Sacred Hearts Grade School and graduated from Sun Prairie High School and Madison Business College. Eileen married Robert E. Sumnicht on February 7, 1948 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. She worked as a medical secretary at U.W. Hospital for 10 years and then for Bone and Joint Associated for 20 years, until retirement. Eileen was a member of Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church. She recently lived at All Saints Retirement Community until illness placed her at Brookdale Senior Living. She loved to sew, read, do crossword puzzles, visit with friends and spend time with family. Her greatest love was her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Eileen is survived by her children, Laura (David) Wipperfurth, Daniel Sumnicht, James (Debra) Sumnicht; seven grandchildren, Jamie (Rob) Norberg, Amie (Joseph) Cribari, David (Amanda) Wipperfurth, Lindsey Sumnicht, Sondre Sumnicht, Travis Sumnicht, Shea (Arik) Zondlo; three great-grandchildren, Dominic Cribari, Miles Norberg, Everly Zondlo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sumnicht; parents, Frank and Laura Stegerwald; sisters, Bernice (Henry) Schasse, Dorothy (John) Fischer; and brother, Paul (Alice) Stegerwald.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at ST. MARIA GORETTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Anthony Thirumalareddy presiding. A visitation will take place one hour prior to Mass at the church. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
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