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Date of Issue: November 18, 2009

Obituaries

Shirley Browning

Shirley Browning, 83, of Lakeland and formerly of Bradenton, died Nov. 4.

Mrs. Browning was a bridge tender at Longboat Pass Bridge from 1998 to 2004.

A private service is planned. Donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland online at www.goodshepherdhospice.org.

Mrs. Browning’s survivors include three sons, Shannon of Winter Haven, Tim and Chris, both of Lakeland, Fla.; daughter Joy of Palmetto, 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Ken Schadt

Ken Schadt, 91, of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 29.

Born in Watertown, Wis., he moved to Anna Maria in 1960 from Janesville, Wis. 

Mr. Schadt served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a recipient of the Victory Ribbon. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Arrangements are by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Kutz and Sharon and husband Alan Flitcraft; son-in-law Gary Garlock; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Anita Schultz

Anita Schultz, 87, of Bradenton, died Aug. 22 at Tidewell Hospice. 

She was born in Brazil and was raised in Irvington, N.J., moved to Florida in the 1960s. She lived on Longboat Key and in Bradenton.

Ms. Schultz was a faithful member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and Council of Catholic Women Guild for many years. She was known to her friends as the “Jewelry Lady” and managed the jewelry table at the church rummage sales.

A memorial Mass was celebrated Oct. 6 by the CWG, followed by a luncheon in the activity center. The Mass was officiated by the Rev. Robb Mongiello.

She is survived by brother Karl Reinfandt and wife Heiki, niece Lori Filicetti and seven grand- and great-grandchildren.

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