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“I had the honor of meeting and caring for Father Mark long after we had both left Kaukauna but recognizing we had so many common friends and...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Dr. Michael Wolf

“He will be missed. He and his family are remarkable people that live their faith daily. If we all did one wonders how good and orly the real world...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Greg Jacobs

“Our prayers are with you, we will remember Mark in our prayers. He was a great and caring person and will be missed. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Earl & Gerri Scheidt and Willard Paul - WI

“A remarkable role model, who was a kind, caring friend and mentor. He was always ready and willing to listen and provide emphatic, practical counsel....Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Kathleen & John

“Bonnie, so sorry for this great loss. He surely lived an amazing life and now it is time to be rewarded. God bless you all. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Judith Geiger Gill

“His smiling face and kind words will be missed. He was a great person. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Richter

“You will be missed by the Buck Schommer kids. Thank you for being a blessing to our family cousin, rest in the arms of God. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Ann Schommer-Moll

“Farewell Peace , my heart . Let the time for parting be sweet . Let it not be a death , but completeness . Let love...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Jerry and Adele

“You taught me a lot about compassion for others. You will be missed. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Jesse Kettenhoven

“You will be missed bunches.......it was fun when you lived across the street and we could get together. Friendships were made and will not be...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Buchberger

“Dear Father Mark: to say you will be missed does not even touch it! Mike enjoyed growing up with you at St Josphs and then the years of getting to...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Mike & Dorothy Ratajczak

“An inspiring gentleman who lived his faith! ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Pearl

“Mgr. Mark was a favorite when he served us at St. Paul's in Plainfield. I will never forget when we went to Good Friday service in Fort Myer 2...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Kate and Jim Drmolka

“Jack and I are sad to hear of Father Marks passing. We got to know him and Pat and listen to his sermons while spending winters in Florida. The...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Jack and Mary Stephani

“Dear Uncle Mark, I have attempted to model my life after you. I want to be just like you. You are a wonderful person and I have known it since I was...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Adam Kain

“So sorry to hear of this. We had so many lively discussions while remodeling his home. A remarkable man and will be missed by many. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Marv Wagner

“So sorry we well miss him at St. Paul Cathlic in Plainfield wi ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Anita ,Rayond Petrusky

“My Great Uncle Mark was the kindest man I've ever met. Some of my fondest memories as a child include sitting on his lap and listening to his...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Benjamin & Weston Kain

“A good man, that lived a very interesting and good life. Sorry for your loss. May the comfort of Jesus be with Msgr. Mark's family. God bless. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Greg and Christine Wydeven

“An amazing man who clearly lived learning and lived teaching others! We send our condolences and love. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Dave and Julie Gamm


Rev. Msgr. Mark Schommer, a man of God, was called to his Father’s side on Wednesday evening, July 12, 2017. Monsignor Schommer was born in Kaukauna, to Raymond and Rosalia (Wydeven) Schommer. He grew up with one sister and two brothers. He attended Kaukauna High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, in 1954. Although he did not end up playing professional football, the Green Bay Packers drafted him and he played in three exhibition games. This led to a lifetime of involvement in the Green Bay Packer organization, as well as being inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at both Kaukauna High School and the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. After 17 months serving in the Army, in 1956, Msgr. Schommer entered St. Francis Minor Seminary to study Latin, and then transferred to St. Francis Major Seminary to study Philosophy and Theology. Most Reverend Stanislaus V. Bona ordained Father Schommer on June 1, 1963, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. Monsignor Schommer’s first appointments were as Assistant Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wautoma, and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. From 1965 to 1988, he served in various diocesan offices. In 1988, he was appointed Pastor of St. John Parish, Gillett, and St. Martin Parish, Cecil. Monsignor Schommer served in many parishes throughout the diocese including Pastor of St. Rose Parish, Clintonville, and St. Mary Parish, Bear Creek, and Priest Moderator of St. Patrick Parish, Stiles, and St. Anthony Parish, Oconto Falls. He entered senior priest status in 2002. Passionate about the education of children, in 1965 Monsignor Schommer served as the Assistant Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, and in 1969, was appointed Diocesan Director of Schools. During this same time, Monsignor Schommer attended Marquette University in Milwaukee to earn a Master’s degree in Education. In 1970, he again attended Marquette University for a Doctorate in Education and eventually was appointed Superintendent of Education for the Diocese of Green Bay. He was named Executive Officer of the Year by the National Association of Catholic Boards of Education in April 1984. In 1975, he was named a monsignor and raised to the dignity of Honorary Prelate by Pope Paul VI. Mark will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his dear friend and housekeeper, Pat McGrath. He is further survived by his brother: Dan Schommer of Kaukauna; his sister: Sister Mary Lee of Holy Family Convent in Manitowoc. Also surviving are nieces and nephews who adored him: Mike (Kaethi) Schommer, Pat (Jim) Buss, Lisa (Wes) Kain, Shelly (Randy) Sprinstroh, Corri (Travis) Jahnke, Tracy (Jeff) Wydeven, Terri (Rick) Kuchelmeister, and Bill (Diane) Schommer; and a sister-in-law: Karen Schommer. There are also eighteen great nieces and nephews, as well as many great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Raymond Schommer, a brother Ray Schommer, a sister-in-law Lois Schommer, a niece Rebecca Schommer, and a former sister-in-law Virginia Ranquette. On Monday, July 17, 2017, after the Reception of the Body, visitation will take place from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at St. Katharine Drexel Parish; St. Mary of the Annunciation Worship Site, in Kaukauna. A Prayer Service will conclude visiting hours at 7:00 PM and will be led by Deacon Steve Vande Hey. Visitation will continue at the church the next morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Liturgy, expressing our faith and our hope in the promised glory of the Lord’s Resurrection, will take place at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish; St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish Worship Site, located at 119 W. 7th Street, Kaukauna, Bishop Morneau will be the Celebrant and Homilist. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Kaukauna. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Diocese of Green Bay. For more information or to share a memory, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com Thank you for generosity, love, prayers, support, and guidance. You were respected and loved by so many. We find peace knowing you are in the arms of your Lord and Savior. God Bless you Father Mark.