Richard R. Schmitt, 78
May 20, 1938
ó April 14, 2017

Richard R. ("Dick") Schmitt, 78 of Hubertus, was born to eternal life Friday, April 14, 2017, at Serenity Villa in Slinger.

Richard was born May 20, 1938, to the late George and Olive (nee Emmer) Schmitt.

He attended St. Hubert grade school, grew up a farm kid, and after his Army service became a professional driver of gravel trucks and ó briefly ó a stock car. He drove for Pewaukee-based Fairway Transit for several years. Many summer and fall weekends were spent traveling to antique tractor shows around Wisconsin and the upper Midwest.

Richard is survived by his loving sister, Kathleen (Roy) Sauer, and devoted nephew, Michael (Teresa) Sauer. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church (1200 St. Gabriel Way, Hubertus, WI 53033) with the Rev. Timothy Bickel officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church Friday from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Interment will be in St. Hubertís Cemetery, Hubertus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to: St. Gabriel Capital Campaign/Building Fund, the Discalced Carmelite Friars of Holy Hill Inc. (1525 Carmel Road, Hubertus, WI 53033), or to Cedar Home Health and Hospice C/O Cedar Community Foundation (113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend, WI 53095).

Richardís family expresses their gratitude to the staff at Serenity Villa and the Cedar Hospice team for their compassionate care.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.