William A. L. Schmidt, 82

William A. L. “Bill” Schmidt, 82, of the town of Kewaskum, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his home. He was born on Feb. 14, 1931, in the town of Kewaskum, the son of the late Arnold and Eleanore (Doms) Schmidt, and on June 13, 1953, he married Patricia Elwing.

On May 14, 1977, he was united in marriage to Marcella (nee Oppermann) Moffatt at St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Bend. Marcella preceded Bill in death on June 25, 2007.

Bill proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He will be fondly remembered as an avid gardener who canned and froze produce from his garden. Bill also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Those Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory include two children, Allen (Barbara) Schmidt of the town of Auburn and Patty (Roger) Schmidt of Eau Claire; a stepson, Robert (Rosemary) Moffatt of West Bend; two stepdaughters, Sandra (Paul) Radmer of Richfield and Darlene (Wayne) Wagner of Fillmore; two brothers, Roger (Pat) Schmidt of Shawano and Arthur (Donna) Schmidt of West Bend; a sister, Virginia Oppermann of Kewaskum, 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Bill was preceded in death by a son, William “Bill” Schmidt on May 31, 1997, and a brother-in-law, Ruben Oppermann.

Funeral services for Bill will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum with the Rev. Russ Knoth officiating. Military honor rites by members of the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum will follow the service and burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.

The Schmidt family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

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