Obit: Schmitt, Raymond E. #2 (1887 - 1965)


Surnames: Schmitt, Reese, Neiman, Dietsche, Golen, Conrad, Schmder..?

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/14/1965

Schmitt, Raymond E. (31 MAR 1887 - 1 JAN 1965)

Funeral services were held at St. Bernard's Church here at ten a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5th for Raymond E. Schmidt, 77, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) baker since 1924, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Al Neiman at Wausau, Wis., on Friday, Jan. 1, 1965, after a lingering illness. He was one of the oldest businessmen in Thorp, and one of the last of those who were in business in 1924.

The requiem high mass was sung by Father Francis Brockman, assisted by Father Michael Me..ins of Viroqua and Father R. Mish of St. Hedwig's Catholic Church.

Raymond E. Schmitt was born in Davenport, Iowa on May 31, 1887. As a young man he worked in Washington, Genesee and Rock Island, Ill., where he was united in marriage to Constance Reese on Oct. 6, 1912. After his marriage he and his wife operated a bakery at DeWitt, Iowa for seven years, and during the last year of World War I, he moved to Manawa, Wis. And later to Elroy, Wis., and came to Thorp in 1924, where he established the Thorp Bakery, which he owned and was actively engaged in operations until his sickness about nine months ago.

He was a member of St. Bernard's catholic Church and fourth degree Knight of the local Knights of Columbus.

Surviving, besides his wife Constance, are four sons, James Schmitt, Wabasha, Minn., Virgil A. and Ray Reese Schmitt, Thorp, and Bernard Schmidt of Milwaukee; four daughters, Mrs. Mercedes Neiman, Wausau, Wis., Mrs. Lucille Dietsche, Ladysmith, Wis., Mrs. Rita Golen, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Therese Conrad, Wausau; one sister, Mrs. Mary Schmeder..?, Thorp, and 33 grandchildren.

He was laid to rest in St. Bernard's Parish Cemetery. Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers, Michael Schmitt, James A. Schmitt, Terrance Schmitt, Neil Dietsche, Jerome Neiman and Richard Golen.



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