Walter ‘Walt’ Sigmund Schmidt
June 26, 1930 — Jan. 21, 2018
Walter “Walt” Sigmund Schmidt, 87, Waukesha, formerly of Mount Prospect, Ill., was called to eternal life with the Lord on January 21, 2018.
Walt was born on June 26, 1930, to Sigmund and Bertha (Woltersdorf) Schmidt in Chicago, Ill. He graduated from Lane Tech High School then worked for Perfeckt Punch Mfg. Co., where he retired in 1995 (32 years) as VP and sales manager. Walter also served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for 19 years. He married Lillian (nee Neumann) in 1963, in Forest Park, Ill. They moved to Mount Prospect and lived there until they relocated to Waukesha in 2012. They enjoyed traveling, especially to their Fort Myers condo. Walter was a “jack of all trades” and was handy and loved to tinker, fix and build just about anything. He felt called to serve at his home churches (Jefferson Park Lutheran and Our Redeemer Lutheran) and held leadership positions for many years. Walter was a gentle, loving man who was well loved and respected.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian of Waukesha; one child, Karen Schlindwein (Tom) of Waukesha; two grandchildren, Amalie Bowling (Jason) of Waukesha and Joseph Schlindwein of Waukesha; two sisters-in-law Judith of Des Plaines, Ill., and Ermanna of Lincolnwood, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-grand foster children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sigmund and Bertha Schmidt, and brother Alfred.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, from 10 a.m. until the time of the 12 p.m. funeral service at Wisconsin Memorial Park-Chapel of the Chimes (Main Building), 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Burial following at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; or Chosen Inc., 217 Wisconsin Ave., #105, Waukesha, WI 53186.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.