Obit: Schmidt, Janet "Jan" (1944 - 2013)


Surnames: Schmidt, Knoll, Stump, Newman

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Dec 2013

Schmidt, Janet "Jan" (18 APR 1944 - 19 DEC 2013)

Janet “Jan” Knoll Schmidt, 69, Loyal, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in her home. A celebration of her life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal, on Friday, Dec. 27, with Rev. Dan Zimmerman presiding. The family will greet family and friends for visitation starting at 9 a.m., with a service to follow at 11 a.m. A private interment will follow with her immediate family at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Riplinger, next to her husband, Norman H. Schmidt.

Janet Knoll was born on April 18, 1944, to Vera and Clarence Knoll. Jan grew up on her family farm in Riplinger. She married Norman H. Schmidt on June 30, 1962, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Riplinger. She moved with Norm to Fort Campbell, Ky., where he was stationed until 1964 and then they moved back to Loyal and began and raised their family. Life in Loyal was good to Jan and Norm, they were blessed to own The Sportswear Express Store, and a greenhouse where Jan’s love of flowers bloomed throughout central Wisconsin. Jan worked as a secretary at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Loyal Drug Store, American Home Patient, Tieman Realty, and Curve’s. Jan’s personality added grace and a spice to life to all she encountered. Any person Jan ever met left as a new friend. Jan loved playing cards with family and friends and she and Norm spent several years in Port Aransas, Texas, during the winter months. Jan’s love of flowers was expressed by the beauty of her yard.

She will be dearly missed by her three children and their spouses, Scott (Julie) Schmidt, Neillsville, Lona (Jay) Stump, Willard, and Chad (Cheryl) Schmidt, Mosinee; her six grandchildren whom she was so very proud of, Luke Schmidt, St. Paul, Minn., Austen (special friend Lindsey) Stump, Greenwood, Chelsea Schmidt, Hot Springs, S.D., Leah (special friend Chris) Stump, Madison, and Samantha and Bo Schmidt, Mosinee. Our lives have been truly blessed because we have had the best of the best as sons and daughters and grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, LaVern (Evie) Knoll, Mountain, and Gene (Cheryl) Knoll, Medford; and a sister, Dorene (Don) Newman, Colby. Jan was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Norm, in 2012.

A special thank you to Pastor Dan Zimmerman, family and friends for prayers and concern during this difficult time.

Online condolences may be expressed at

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona, is assisting the family with arrangements.            



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