David J. Schmitter

David J. SchmitterDavid J. Schmitter, age 45, of Oconomowoc, passed away due to a tragic accident at his beloved farm. At the time of his death, Dave was working on his pond, doing what he loved to do.

Dave is survived by his brothers, Frederick (Dawn) Schmitter and Paul (Ann) Schmitter; nephews, Luke and Erick; nieces, Elizabeth, Madalyn and Abigail; stepbrother, Mike Koch; stepsister, Paula (Richie) Heinowski; along with his beloved uncle, John (Shelia) Grafenauer; aunt, Jackie Schmitter; and stepmother, Magda Dimmendaal. Dave is further survived by many cousins, relatives, good friends and his best friend Lacy, his yellow Lab.

Dave was a 1987 graduate of Oconomowoc High School, where he was active in football and wrestling. After graduation, he continued on to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he earned his BS degree. He was employed with Landmark Services Cooperative out of Cottage Grove for many years. Dave was an avid outdoorsman and was happiest being outside while at his farm.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Gail.

A celebration of Daveís life will be on Friday, July 25, at 5:00 PM with a visitation for family and friends starting at 1:00 PM until time of service, all to take place at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

Memorials are suggested to the family for a future Dave Schmitter college fund for his nephews and nieces.

Dave was known for his kind heart and his willingness to help anyone. Dave was the fabric that held his family and friends together. He will be dearly, dearly missed by all.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.