Mildred V. Schmidt, 92

Mildred V. Schmidt, 92, resident of Wayside Parkview Estates, formerly of Wrightstown, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 20, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in the town of Lawrence on Feb. 1, 1918, to the late Gustav and Emma (nee Kersten) Erdmann. On April 27, 1946, she married Melvin A. Schmidt in Wrightstown. Mildred and Melvin owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Rockland until their retirement in 1979.

They then built their retirement home on Washington Street in Wrightstown.

Mildred was a lifelong member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wrightstown. She was very active in the church’s day to day activities. She greatly enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and baking. Mildred loved playing cribbage and bingo.

Surviving are three sons, Roger (Cathy) Erdmann of Kaukauna, Ronald (Norma) Schmidt of New Ulm, Minn., and Warren (Connie) Schmidt of West Bend; 11 grandchildren, Sherri (Tim), Bonnie (Ray), Christine (David), Paul (J.J. Boggs), Trisha (Nathan), Jon (Jenny), Michelle (Brian), Sarah (Jason), David, Carlene (Ryan) and Matthew (Sarah); 13 great-grandchildren, Aaron, Ashley, Katie, Ben, Danielle and Hayden, Arlo and Nora, and Abbey, Sean, Lauren, Charlie and Jackson; three brothers, Clarence, Emmet (Jean) and Robert Erdmann; and two sisters-in-law, Wilma Erdmann and Mildred Erdmann.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; five sisters; eight brothers; two sisters-in-law; and four brothers-in-law.

Family and friends may call at DeWane-Cotter Funeral Home, 711 Main St., Wrightstown, on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., concluding with a prayer service. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 437 Turner St., Wrightstown. The funeral service will be conducted at the church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Matthew T. Vik officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Cotter Funeral Homes is serving the Schmidt family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mildred’s family would like to express their special thanks to her "family" at Wayside Parkview Estates, and also to Pastor Vik for his support to Mildred and her family.