Faye Schliepp, age 89, of Coloma passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
She was born on May 28, 1925 in Huntsville, Alabama, the daughter of Marvin and Fannie Henshaw. She married Martin Schliepp on February 28, 1948 in Rome, Georgia. They made their home in Coloma.
As a young woman, during WWII, she worked on submarines in Connecticut. She was waitressing in Rockford, IL where she met Martin. Martin and Faye operated the Texaco Station for many years where she prided herself as the first woman in Wisconsin to pump gas and check oil. They also managed the former North Side bar as well as Sunset Point Resort on Pleasant Lake.
Faye's passion was cooking. She worked for many restaurants in Coloma, operated her own diner, and catered food for many events. She was a waitress at the Royal Café until age 83! She was also a member of the Westfield School Board and the Village Board of Coloma. Over the years Faye also enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, bowling, watching the Brewers and Green Bay Packers as well as her favorite NASCAR driver, Jeff Gordon.
She is survived by her three children, Mike (Judy) Schliepp and Alan Schliepp, and Brenda (Dick) Ruby of Coloma; four grandchildren, Jalane (Brent) York, Coloma, Jeff Schliepp, Coloma, Danny (Brittany) Hoffa, Wisconsin Rapids and Tiffany (Scott, deceased) Faccio, Berlin; three great-grandchildren, Ryan York, Colin York and Olivia Faccio; two sisters, Morene Sisco and Jean Tucker. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and "special" grandchildren Lauren and Jake Hoffa, other relatives and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Martin; brothers, Clarence and William Henshaw; sisters, Carleen Stone, Lillie Newby and Ruth Towery.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Coloma. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday at church from 5-8PM and again on Saturday at church from 10AM until the time of service at 11AM.
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