Obit: Schmidt, Richard W. (1887 - 1972)



----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 02/14/1972

Schmidt, Richard W. (8 May 1887 - 12 Feb. 1972)

Dorchester - Richard W. Schmidt Sr., 84, formerly of Dorchester, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Hospital, Owen, where he had resided the past year and a half.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church here, with the Rev. F. H. Sprengler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Dorchester Memorial cemetery.

Visitations may be made at the Maurine Funeral Home here beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Schmidt was born May 8, 1887, in the town of Rantoul, Calumet County, and went to Marshfield at an early age and received his education there. He was married Nov. 24, 1912, in Wausau, to Alfrieda Koch, who preceded him in death, Jan. 31, 1966. After their marriage they farmed south of Spencer for three years and he was engaged in the automobile business in Marshfield for three years. In 1922 they moved to a farm in the town of Holton and in 1950 the couple moved into the village of Dorchester, Wis.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Evaline) Lindrud, St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Alvin (Ruth) Regel and Mrs. Carl (Eleanore) Moen, both of Marshfield; five sons, Harold, Germany; Richard Schmidt Jr., Dorchester; Theodore, Abbotsford; Walter, Los Gatos, Calif.; and Alvin, Wisconsin Rapids; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Arthur (Mamie) Riedel, Lynn.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son in infancy.



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