Obit: Schmitz, Marlin Ray “Coon” #3 (1932 - 2017)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schmitz, Kopf, Wolf, Naedler, Wurm, Foster, Delis, Tesmer, Brice

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/18/2017

Schmitz, Marlin Ray “Coon” (27 December 1932 – 8 January 2017)

Marlin R. “Coon” Schmitz, 84, of Granton passed away at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

Marlin Ray Schmitz was born Dec. 27, 1932, on the home farm in the Town of York, Clark County, the son of William and Adelia (Kopf) Schmitz. He was raised on the family farm, received his education at Heathville School and attended Loyal High School. After completing his education, Marlin worked on the railroad and drove truck for Glen Roehl Trucking for a few years.

He was inducted into the U. S. Army March 26, 1953, and served until his honorable discharge March 17, 1955. Marlin returned to Clark County and farmed with his brother, Leroy. He was united in marriage to Virginia M. Wolf May 30, 1959, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Marlin farmed his entire life in Clark County, retiring in 1997. In addition to farming, he also held other jobs, including working at Ploman Sawmill in Chili, seasonally in the cranberry marshes near Nekoosa and for his son Mark at Country Builders in Spencer.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, a former member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Chili, a member of the Loyal American Legion Post 175, The VFW, and the National Farmers Organization.

Marlin had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends, playing cards, throwing horseshoes, traveling, shooting pool, and cutting firewood.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Virginia; five children: Janeen (Rodney) Naedler of Granton, Mark (Kelly) Schmitz of Spencer, Ray (Russ) Wurm of Potter, Terry Schmitz (Virginia Foster) of Neillsville, Dean Schmitz (Lisa Delis) of Granton; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Gary Schmitz of Spencer; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Joshua Schmitz Dec. 26, 2006; one sister, Shirley Tesmer; and two brothers: Russell “Bud”, and Leroy Schmitz.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice officiated, and burial followed in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Craig Naedler, Eric Naedler, Bryce Wurm, Justin Schmitz, Brandon Schmitz, and Melissa Schmitz. The Loyal American Legion post 175 conducted military rites. Visitation was held at the church Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at  Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal assisted the family with arrangements.



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