Elaine A. “Toodie” Hatz

PORTAGE – Elaine A. “Toodie” Hatz, 92, passed away peacefully at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage on Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Elaine was born on August 21, 1925, in Portage, the daughter of Herman and Cora (Stomner) Schwantz. She married Kenneth Hatz on September 18, 1954 and he preceded her in death on January 21, 1993. Elaine worked at First National Bank in Portage for over 37 years. She was a life-long member of St. John’s Evangelical Church in Portage.  

She is survived by niece, Judith Van Wormer and her children Deb (Pat) O’Rourke and their children, Emily, Daniel and Paddy, Gary D (Jane) Van Wormer and their son, Jack, Craig (Gwen) Van Wormer and children Cassie (Matt), EJ and Jacob, Cathy Robinson  and her children Keegan, Nicholas and Bailey; Jackie (Schwantz) (Mike) Raimer and their children Dylan (Jenn) Schwantz and their children Carter, Owen and Kali, Austin Raimer, niece Kathleen Schwantz and her children Phillip Lentz, Travis Lentz and Taylor, niece Sharlene Dumke Marsh, niece Ruth Ann Dumke, Dawn Krause (Tom) Urban, Tammy Chapman and her children Kaden, Kiley and Kegan, Wendy (Chapman) (Matt) Dittman  and their son Henry; grand-nephews, Robert (Jill) Schwantz and their children Gemini, Lilyian and Roary, Jim (Debbie) Krause, Richard Krause, James Locke, Michael (Rebecca) Chapman and their daughter Faith; Mike (Tammy) Schwantz and their children Nick, Ella and Kaelynn; sister-in-law, Dorthea (Hatz) Tritz and her children John, Tom and Larry Tritz; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Cora (Stromner) Schwantz; husband, Kenneth Hatz (born April 13, 1924; deceased January 21, 1993); infant son, Phillip (deceased May 16, 1966); siblings, Hildred, Charles, Edwin, Earl, Gladys; nephews, Robert Dumke, Calvin Schwantz, Gary Schwantz; nieces, Darlene Krause, Connie Chapman; grand-niece, Christine Schwantz-Tetzlaff and nephew-in-law, Gary Van Wormer.

Funeral services will be held at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Greg Hovland officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 850 Armstrong St., Portage, WI 53901.

The family would like to thank the staff at Tivoli for their care and support.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  



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