Obit: Schmidt, Maxine (1918 - 2008)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schmidt, Dell, Scott, Flynn, Fairchild, Acheson, Sikora, Mohr, Zank, Armitage

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 27, 2008

Schmidt, Maxine (20 April 1918 - 13 February 2008)

Maxine Schmidt, 89, of Neillsville died Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.

Maxine Scott was born April 20, 1918, in Hackleburg, AL, the daughter of Mathew and Mattie (Dell) Scott. She was united in marriage to Romuald Schmidt October 2, 1943. They moved to Neillsville in 1946. She worked at Sunburst Youth Homes and Shorts’ Fur Farm seasonally. She resided at the Angelus Retirement Home from March 2006 until February 5, 2007.

Maxine was a member of the United Church of Christ. She loved to travel, play bingo, knit, attend birthday club and walk. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and was a secretary of Boy Scouts of America. But, most important she always put her family first.

She is survived by her children, Karen (Tom) Flynn of Greenwood, Mark Schmidt of Key West, FL, Paul (Sandy) Schmidt of Neillsville, Julie (Mike) Fairchild of Menomonie, Dan (Cathy) Schmidt of Poynette, Pete (Janet) Schmidt of Neillsville and Tony Schmidt of Marshfield; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, David of Payson, AZ; her parents and her brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services for Maxine were held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 18, 2008, at the united Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor James Mohr officiated. Music was provided by Eileen Zank, organist, and Corrine Armitage, soloist. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m., Sunday at the Gesche Funeral Home and from 10 until 11 a.m., Monday at the church.

Casket bearers were Jon Schmidt, Alex Fairchild, Nathan Schmidt, Steve Acheson, Elliot Sikora and Derek Sikora.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Maxine’s family with funeral arrangements.



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