Orville R. Schmidt, 92|
June 16, 1924 ó Oct. 28, 2016
Orville R. Schmidt, 90, of Campbellsport, went home to his Lord on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at ManorCare in Fond du Lac.
He was born in Newburg on June 16, 1924, the son of Erwin and Minnie (nee Utech) Schmidt. On June 17, 1944, Orville married Geraldine A. Frey at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Newburg. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-45 stationed in the Western Pacific. Orville worked at A.O. Smith in Milwaukee and then at Tecumseh Power Products in Grafton for 30 years. Orville and Geraldine also operated a farm in the Newburg area. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dundee, Campbellsport VFW Post 8339, Empire Threshing Association and Kewaskum Historical Society.
Orville is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Barry; his daughter-in-law, Violet Schmidt; his grandchildren, Laurel Nonhoff, Kristine Wolf, Stephen (Sarah) Barry and Michael (Brandy) Barry; his great-grandchildren, Josh, Julie, Alex, Bryanah, Ashley and MacKinley; his sisters, Louella Schultz and Audrey (John) Schlelien; his brother-in-law, Gary (Marilyn) Frey; his sisters-in-law, Betty Jane Fichtner, Shirley Cool and Lillian Simko; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Geraldine, on March 19, 2015; his son, Jacob; his brother, Palmer Schmidt; his sister, Viona Kiether; his brothers-in-law, George, Grant, Curt and Roger; and his sisters-in-law, Mildred, Alberta and Priscilla.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dundee (W494 E. Elm St., Campbellsport, WI 53010) with visitation at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service. The Rev. Robert Oberg will officiate and burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.
Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.