Donald J. Schmidt

Donald J. Schmidt, 82, of Hartford, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009, at his residence.

Donald was born on Aug. 28, 1926, on the farm to Elmer and Lillian (nee Reiss) Schmidt. He worked on the family farm in Richfield for 55 years. Don married Bernice (nee Heinecke) on Sept. 1, 1948, and enjoyed 60 years of marriage. Don enjoyed fishing and hunting in his earlier years and especially watching Sunday football.

Don is survived by his wife, Bernice; children, Bonnie (Lenny) Kwietniak of New York; Richard and Michael, both of Richfield, and Karen (Shirkant) Kubsad of North Dakota. He is further survived by his granddaughter, Maya Kubsad; brother, Kenneth (Elaine) Schmidt of Richfield; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Laverne.

A funeral service will be on Thursday, April 9, 2009, at noon at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev Donald Koehn officiating. Interment will follow the service at Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, April 9, from 10 a.m. until time of service (noon). Memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.