Irving R. Schmidt, 98
June 22, 1916 -- June 20, 2015

Irving R. SchmidtIrving “Irv” R. Schmidt, 98, of West Bend, entered resurrection life on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at The Cottages at Cedar Run, West Bend.

He was born on June 22, 1916, to the late Richard and Anna (nee Lang) Schmidt in Menominee, Michigan. In high school he was an outstanding basketball player. He honorably served in the U.S. Coast Guard. On June 7, 1941, he was united in marriage to Mildred Janson in Marinette. He enjoyed golf, fishing and was a member of an investment club. In 1990, they moved into Cedar Community and he served a term as president of the residential council. He was a dedicated caregiver of his wife Mildred until her passing Jan. 15, 2011. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his two children, Jean Lang of Pewaukee and the Rev. Stephen (Joyce) Schmidt of Bozeman, Montana; four grandchildren, Scott (Alexandra) Lang, Kimberle (Tom) Lefebvre, Sarah Schmidt and Rebekah Schmidt; four great-grandchildren, Nathan, Cooper, Emery and Joseph; other relatives and friends. His parents and his wife, Mildred, precede him in death. A service of remembrance and celebration of the life of Irving will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015, at 1 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church (4960 Arthur Road, Slinger), with the Rev. Roger Koester and Irving’s son, Stephen, officiating. Visitation will be Friday at the church from noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

A special thank you to the staff at Neighborhood 1 at The Cottages at Cedar Run.

The family appreciates memorials to St. Luke Lutheran Church, Slinger or The Cottages at Cedar Run.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at