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Marguerite Emily (Paradise) Schewe

March 7, 1925 ~ April 18, 2018 (age 93)

MIDDLETON/VERONA — Marguerite Emily Schewe, age 93, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018. She was born on March 7, 1925, in Verona, Wisconsin, to Otto and Nellie (Bryan) Paradise Sr. She grew up on the family farm where she helped with the daily chores and especially loved caring for the animals. Marg graduated from Verona High School.


On May 16, 1945, Marg married Norman Edward Schewe.  They started their married life farming in the Middleton area. Later they moved to Madison, where Marg was a cook for a UW campus boarding house. She was a wonderful cook and baker - much to the delight of the students she served. Some years later, Marg and Norm moved to Middleton. She enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens, tending to her beautiful roses. She and Norm also enjoyed the times they spent at their cottage on Lake Mendota. Besides fishing and boating, they took great pleasure in the many good card games they had with family and friends.

When Norm retired, they moved to Naples, Florida. They spent several winters there enjoying the warm weather and sunshine.Marg’s Friday nights were most often spent playing bingo with her friends at the clubhouse. She and Norm enjoyed going out to dinner, which often included her favorite - a brandy old fashioned. Marg loved to watch sports. If the Badgers, Packers, Brewers or Bucks were playing, she would have the game on.


Marg was preceded in death by her husband, Norm; sister, Rachel Kalscheur; brother, Otto Paradise Jr. and niece, Vicki Paradise Trent.


Survivors include Marg's sister, Shirley Hellenbrand; one niece, eight nephews, cousins and other family members and friends.


A private family service will be held, followed by burial at the Verona Cemetery. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:www.ryanfuneralservice.com.

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