Obit: Schmidt, Arthur C. (1902 – 1970)


Surnames: Schmidt, Luethkehoelter, Hendrickson, Hager, Frane, Graumann

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Jun 1970

Schmidt, Arthur C. (29 JAN 1902 – 12 JUN 1970)

Arthur Carl Schmidt, 68, of Colby (Clark Co., Wis.), died Friday morning at 9:45, as the result of a farm accident.

A silo salesman, Mr. Schmidt was helping remove a silo on the Ed Graumann farm near Cherokee, when it collapsed.

Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity, with the Rev. H.W. Luethkehoelter of Withee officiating.

The body lay in state at the Lulloff Funeral Home from Sunday morning.

Mr. Schmidt was born January 29, 1902, at Kiel (Wisconsin), and came to this area with his parents as a young boy. He attended local schools and graduated from Colby High School. As a young man, he returned to the Kiel area and worked on farms.

He was married December 1, 1926 to Edna Hendrickson at Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity. The couple lived on the home farm in the Town of Hull (Marathon Co., Wis.), which he purchased prior to their marriage. They built a new home in Colby in 1969 and had moved there in January.

Mr. Schmidt was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a church council member.

Two sons, Ronald Schmidt of Colby and Neal Schmidt of Madison, survive, as well as his wife. There are five grandchildren and five brothers and sisters, Roy of Anoka, Minnesota, Ervin of Milwaukee, Walt of West Allis, Mathilda (Mrs. John Hager) of Milwaukee, and Hilda (Mrs. Art Frane) of Abbotsford.

(Buried at Colby Memorial Cemetery)



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