Obit: Schmidt, Jack Lyman #3 (1946 - 2008)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Schmidt, Chase, Truchinski, Fox, Weinfurter, Copeland Salisbury, Grossbier, Snyder, Erickson, McDonald
----Source: Loyal TRG 09 April 2008
Schmidt, Jack L. #3 (24 JUL 1946 - 3 APR 2008)
Jack L. Schmidt, 61, town of York, rural Loyal, died on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April; 8, at St Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal. The Rev. Roman Kaiser officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Neillsville.
Jack Lyman Schmidt was born on July 24, 1946, in Neillsville, to Henry and Marjorie (nee Chase) Schmidt. He was raised on the family farm in the Town of York and received his education in the Loyal area, graduating from Loyal High School in 1965. He worked on the family farm and at Gunia Cheese Factory during his high school years. In 1966, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an anti-tank assault man. Jack spent 13 months in Vietnam and was wounded twice, the second time severely. He was transported back to the states and was hospitalized for almost a year. For his bravery, Jack was awarded the Purple Heart. After being discharged, he moved back to Loyal, and worked at Gunia Cheese during tax time, helping his mother prepare the taxes. He was united in marriage to Deb Truchinski on April 26, 1974, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal. They later divorced. He never worked due to his physical disability from the war, however, he really enjoyed driving tractor and helping out on his brother and brother-in-law’s farms. He married Pamela Fox on Aug. 13, 1996, in Kahoka, Mo. They lived in the town of York, rural Loyal, until his death. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Loyal American Legion Post #175. He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his grandkids, family and friends, bowling, playing pool and playing cards.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Pamela, Loyal; three children, Melissa Schmidt (fiancé Scott Bahr), Neillsville; Philip Schmidt (fiancé Terri Weinfurter), Sherry; Kip Schmidt (special friend Heather Copeland), Osseo; two grandchildren, Shyla and Jada Salisbury; three sisters, Jill (Harry) Grossbier, DePere; Jada Snyder, Neillsville; June (Roger) Erickson, Neillsville; one brother, Jerry Schmidt (special friend Amanda McDonald), Neillsville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jean Schmidt; one niece, Tonya Grossbier; and two nephews, Trent Grossbier and Perry Sischo.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.
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