Frederick N. Schmidt
Aug. 21, 1917 — Jan. 20, 2015
Frederick N. Schmidt, 97, of Waukesha, passed peacefully to eternal life on January 20, 2015, after a short illness. Fred was born August 21, 1917, in Eagle, to the late Dr. Frederick M. and Laura Schmidt. On August 31, 1940, Fred married Gertrude L. Andofer.
Fred founded F.N. Schmidt & Associates, a sales agency firm. He was an avid pilot and proud member of the Quiet Birdmen.
As an Eagle Scout of 81 years, Fred was an active Scouter throughout his life, having served as Potawatomi Area Council president and recognized with the Silver Beaver Award, St. George Medal, and the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout award. He was honored that four sons and seven grandchildren also achieved the Eagle rank.
He leaves behind one daughter, Kay (Bill) Davies of St. Louis Park, Minn., and five sons: Dr. Tom (Linda) Schmidt of Brookfield, Fred (Teresa) Schmidt of De Pere, John (Carol) Schmidt of Mukwonago, Bill (Bette) Schmidt of Waukesha, and Dr. Joe (Julie) Schmidt of Dousman.
He will be remembered forever by his grandchildren, Laura (Rob) Anderson of Edina, Minn.; Matt (Michelle Banta) Davies of Golden Valley, Minn.; Mike (Rebecca) Davies of Austin, Texas; Alison Schmidt of Kerala, India; Amy Rosenberg of Los Angeles; Beth (Adam) Abler, Green Bay, WI; Todd Schmidt, Chicago, IL; Reed Schmidt, Chicago, IL; Diana (Jeff) Endres of Verona; Drew Schmidt of Mukwonago; Dr. Derek Schmidt of Waukesha; Paige Schmidt (fiance Alex Coulter) of Waukesha; Nic Schmidt of Dousman; and Angela Schmidt of Dousman.
Fred was thrilled to be great-grandfather to Lindsey and Will Anderson, Ava Perez, Aston and Ellison Abler, and Samantha and Andrea Davies.
He will also be fondly remembered by special family friends Paul and Kathy Erdmann and Bruce and Carol Erdmann.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude; brother Thomas Schmidt; and two granddaughters, Leslie and Rachel Schmidt.
The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Martin Kern and the nursing staff of Linden Grove, Waukesha.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 23, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A second visitation will take place on Saturday, January 24, from 9:30 AM until the 10:45AM eulogy, followed by the funeral Mass at 11:00AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. State Highway 59, Waukesha, WI 53189. The Rev. Curt Frederick will preside. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Boys Scouts of America Potawatomi Area Council Friends of Scouting, Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation, or to a charity of your choice are appreciated.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.