Gene W. Schmit, 82
Gene W. Schmit, 82, of Westwood Drive in Grafton died Dec. 14, 2017, at
Gene was born and raised in Grafton. He attended St. Joseph Parish
School. Later as a Grafton Black Hawk, Gene was involved in the drama
and discussion clubs, baseball, basketball and sixman football. As the
son of Michael and Sally Schmit, he learned the business of real estate
and auctioneering. The father and son pair established M. J. Schmit and
Son Realtors and Auctioneers, and later renamed it Gene W. Schmit,
Realtor and Auctioneer following his father's passing and Schmit's
Gene danced his way to meeting his loving wife, Rosemary. Following the
marriage in November 1956, the couple raised their three boys, Randy,
Rick and Robb. Active in many community organizations and recognized by
them all for his contributions, the proudest of all achievements was his
family. Like his relationship with his father, Gene instilled the same
business and ethical practices into his three sons, who continued the
tradition with their children. Gene was a modest man yet most prideful
about his children and grandchildren. He frequented and supported their
activities every chance he had.
Gene’s friendships were as much a blessing to others as they were to
Please remember him as the modest, generous and Christian man who
enjoyed polka, softball, family and his faith. Gene is survived by his
wife, Rosemary (nee Rickinger); loving dad of the late Randy (Conny),
Rick (JoAnn) and Robb (Stacy) Schmit; proud grandpa of Tyler (Katy),
Matthew, Nick, Aaron (Alexandria), Andrew and Alyssa; further survived
by great-grandchildren Sadie and Emmaline Jean, sisters Bette (the late
Phil) Ott and JoAnn (Richard) Paulus, other relatives and friends.
The Rev. Mike Barrett celebrated Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Dec.
18, 2017, at St. Joseph Parish, Grafton. Interment is at St. Joseph
Memorials can be made to the Grafton Lions Club, Alzheimer's Association
or the American Cancer Society.
Poole Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Washington, is assisting the
family. Information and condolences available at
www.poolefh.com or 262-284-4431.