Obit: Schmidt, Eugene Joseph (1942 - 2008)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Schmidt, Kaiser, Boyd, Sternweiss, Zopfi, Bauer, Oldham, Lindner, Gaden, Schuette, Cannon, Hoesly

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, January 31, 2008

Schmidt, Eugene Joseph (8 April 1942 - 29 Jan. 2008)

Eugene J. Schmidt

Spencer, Wis. -- Eugene J. Schmidt, 65, of Spencer, passed away at his home Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal, with the Very Rev. Roman Kaiser officiating. Committal prayers will be included in the ceremony.

Burial will take place at a later time in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Schmidt, Mark Schmidt, Korey Boyd, Glen Sternweiss, Gary Zopfi and Keith Bauer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Schmidt, Arnie Bauer, Frank Oldham and Andy Lindner.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at Cuddie Funeral Home in Loyal, with a 7 p.m. prayer service; and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Eugene Joseph Schmidt was born on the family farm in the town of York on April 8, 1942, to Edward and Genevieve (Gaden) Schmidt. He attended Loyal schools and then farmed with his family. He was united in marriage to Sheila Bauer, the love of his life, on Oct. 7, 1972, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Marshfield.

Eugene and Sheila farmed in the town of York for 24 years, retiring in 1996 and moving to Spencer, Wis. He greatly enjoyed time at Ronnie and Gwen Schmidt's farm. He also enjoyed his work on Saturday mornings at the Brighton Recycling Center, and spending time with his family and friends. He also loved woodworking, gardening, playing cards, campfires and helping others.

Eugene was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer, Wis.

He will be missed by his wife of 35 years, Sheila Schmidt of Spencer; his daughters, Mary (Lance) Schuette of Colby, Marcy (Steven) Cannon of Oshkosh, Penny Schmidt of Marshfield, Ssgt. Pam Schmidt serving active duty in Afghanistan, April (Gavin Hoesly) Schmidt of Plover and Angela Schmidt of Spencer; five loving grandchildren, Kyle and Amber Cannon of Oshkosh, Elsa, Iva and Olivia Schuette of Colby; one brother, Ron (Gwen) Schmidt of Spencer; two sisters, Dolores (Andy) Lindner of Muskego and Charlotte (Frank) Oldham of Neillsville; one sister-in-law, June Schmidt of Loyal; one uncle, Ernest Gaden of Neillsville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Eugene will be dearly missed by his family and friends. His wife, daughters and grandchildren were the highlight of his life.



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