Obit: Schmitz, Daniel Lee (1950 - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schmitz, Ott, Bulgrin, Brown, LaTendre, Lulloff, Siebert, Saracoff, Love, Bertz, Schoenherr, Lehmann, Dyke, Tasse, Karifman, Kohl, Seehafer, Fischer, Fisher, Heinrich, Dux, Hokenson, Bruhn, Hanson, Bulgren, Wagner, Peterson, Oettliken, Juschele, Erickson, Jurgensen, Foltz, Kibbel, Hustedt, Loonstra, Kaufman, Meissner, Bartsch, Montag, Steffen, Voigt, Cattanach, Bandt, Dix, Behling, Faber, Garbisch, Carroll, Kent, Boehm, Brbur, Todd, Gross, Jackson, Schwahn, Mack, Coleman, Olson, Hiltz, Rukner, Schultz, Stewart, Arch, Linster, Cohodas, Van Kirk, Fitzmaurice, Brown, Oehler, Bremer, Doenicke, Mueller, Riedel, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 5/04/1972

Schmitz, Daniel Lee (28 February 1950 - 26 April 1972)

Funeral services for Daniel Lee Schmitz, 22, of Neillsville, who died April 26 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield as the result of injuries sustained in a truck-train accident earlier that day were held Saturday April 29, at 1:30 p.m. from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Norman W. Lindloff officiated and burial was made in the town of Lynn Cemetery at Granton. The Georgas Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel Schmitz, the son of Lamar and Thelma (Ott) Schmitz, was born February 28, 1950, in Neillsville where he attended schools and graduated from high school in 1968. He also attended the Madison Business College. Daniel Schmitz was campaign manager for mayor William Dyke of Madison and for U. S. Congressman Andre LaTendre of the Seventh Congressional District. At the time of his death, he was employed as as advertising salesman for the Black River Shopper.

A member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Neillsville Rotary Club, the Clark County Male Chorus and of the Wisconsin Republican party, Daniel Schmitz was active both in political and civic affairs.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Darla, at home; three brothers, Richard and Duane of La Crosse and Dean, at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Schmitz of Granton and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ott of Marshfield; and his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bulgrin of Marshfield. He is also survived by his fiancée, Miss Connie Brown of Neillsville.

Pallbearers were: Andre LaTendre, Robert Lulloff, Earle Siebert, Norman Saracoff, Marvin Love and David Bertz. Edward Schoenherr sang “Asleep in Jesus” and “Be Still, My Soul.” He was accompanied by Victor Lehmann. Members of the Neillsville Volunteer Fire Department attended in a body.

Some names were missing, but I go on: Mrs. Vic Karifman, Sylvester Tasse, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kohl, Mr. and Mrs. William Seehafer, Mrs. Roy Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ott, Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dux, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Seehafer, Mr. and Mrs. Art Hokenson; Mr. and Mrs. Russel Bruhn, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. C. Bulgren, Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, Mrs. Del Peterson, Mrs. R. B. Oettliken, Mr and Mrs. Chris Juschele, Mr. and Mrs. James Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Rus Jurgensen, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foltz. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Kibbel, Mr. and Mrs. George Ott, Mr. and Mrs. Art Seehafer, Mr and Mrs. Alvin Ott, Mrs. Gary Ott, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hustedt, Mr. and Mrs. John Loonstra and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kaufman, all of Marshfield;

Butch and Sharon Meissner, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bartsch, Mr. and Mrs. Harland Meissner, Mrs. Anna Montag, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Steffen, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Voigt, Mr. and Mrs. Don Bartsch, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cattanach, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bandt, Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Meissner, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dix, Sr., William and Lawrence Behling, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Faber and Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Faber, all of Chili; Francis Steiner, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Tasse, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schmitz, Mr and Mrs. George Schmitz and Mr. and Mrs. Wally Garbisch all of Granton;

John W. Carrol, Mr. and Mrs. Bus Kent, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Boehm, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Boehm, Tom and Barb Brbur, Bob Carroll, Leo Todd and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gross, all of Eau Claire; Mrs. Joan Jackson, Cynthia Schwann, Mr. and Mrs. James Mack, Muriel D. Coleman, and Larry Olson, Madison; Beth Hiltz and Penni Rukner,, La Crosse; G. M. Schultz, Milwaukee; Robert Stewart, Ernie Arch, and Mr. and Mrs. John Linster, Green wood; Mr. and Mrs. Morris Cohodas, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Van Kirk and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Fitzmaurice, Humbird; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Brown and Kim, Winona, Mn; Nr, and Mrs. Cecil Oehler, Mr. and Mrs. John Bremer, Mrs. Laura Doenicke, and Bob Muller and sons, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Riedel and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Love, Wisconsin Rapids.



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