James J. Schmidt
July 12, 1933 - Nov. 21, 2012
James J. Schmidt, 79, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his home in Juneau.
James Schmidt was born July 12, 1933, in Milwaukee, the son of the late George and Elizabeth Schmidt.
He graduated from Waukesha High School in 1952. He was united in marriage to Marlene Pichekoske at St. James in Menomonee Falls. James was employed at Waukesha Motors and later became the business owner of The Schmidt House in Oconomowoc. James and Marlene were also coordinators in the Shaklee Corp. James and Marlene moved to Juneau 25 years ago. They were active members of the DAV Auxiliary and members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Horicon.
Survivors include his daughter, Victoria “Vicky” Schmidt of Chicago; his grandson, Michael of Oconomowoc; his granddaughter, Elizabeth of Janesville; his great-grandson, Mason; four brothers, George Schmidt, Richard Schmidt, Paul Schmidt and Robert Schmidt; and three sisters, Rose Marie Nettesheim, Betty Roehl and Catherine Damon.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marlene Schmidt; his son, James A. Schmidt; his brother, George; and his sister, Catherine.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 950 Washington St., Horicon. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Devoted family friend, Father Guy Gurath, will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Hospital in Milwaukee and the Beaver Dam Dialysis Center for their care of James over the past seven years. In addition, a heartfelt thank-you is extended to the many friends who dedicated their time toward providing Jim a loving and fulfilling quality of life.
Memorials may be made in Jim’s name to the National Kidney Foundation.
The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.