J. “Matt” Schickert, 84, of Kewaskum, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2,
2012, at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk, surrounded by his loving
family. He was born on Feb. 23, 1928, in Nabob, the son of the late
Clarence and Gertrude (Kedinger) Schickert, and on Sept. 8, 1951, he was
united in marriage to Catherine Schmidt at St. Peter and Paul Catholic
Church in Nenno.
Matt was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. He was
employed by Regal Ware Inc. in Kewaskum retiring on March 1, 1990, after
30 years of service, and was a member of the 25-Year Club. Those Matt
leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 61 years,
Catherine; six children, Randy (Diane) Schickert of Hopkinsville, Ky.,
Tom (Angela) Schickert, Allen (Cindy) Schickert and Eugene (Linda)
Schickert all of Kewaskum, Lucy (Harvey) Braford of Brownsville and
LuAnn (Don) Schrauth of Campbellsport; four brothers, Andrew (Lilly)
Schickert of Plymouth, Lawrence (Toni) Schickert of Rhinelander, Leo
Schickert of West Bend and Bernie Schickert of Hartford; a sister, Mary
(Ralph) Beine of West Bend; two sisters-inlaw, Ann Schickert of
Campbellsport and Joan Schickert of Hartford; 10 grandchildren, Travis,
Stacey, Jaime, Julie, Michael, Lisa, Kevin, Ben, Amanda and Heather; and
great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and
In addition to his parents, Matt was preceded in death by a
granddaughter, Jennifer Schickert; three brothers, Donald, Norbert and
Henry Schickert; a sister-in-law, Alice Schickert; and his mother and
father-in-law, Emil and Margaret Schmidt. A Mass of Christian Burial for
Matt was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic
Church in Kewaskum with the Rev. Edwin Kornath and the Rev. Mark Jones
concelebrating. Entombment followed on Tuesday in the Shrine of Rest
Mausoleum in Fond du Lac.
Relatives and friends called at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum on
Monday from 4-7 p.m. where a prayer service was held at 6:45 p.m.
Visitation was also at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Trinity Catholic School or Kathy
Hospice are appreciated.
Additional information and guestbook may be found at
The Schickert family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff
of Kathy Hospice and Cedar Community Hospice for the compassionate care
provided to Matt.