Mildred Schmuhl

Date of Death: Jan 05, 2020
Mildred Schmuhl

1922 - 2019

Mildred Schmuhl, 97, of Ripon, passed away January 5, 2020 at Prairie Place in Ripon with family by her side.

Mildred was born June 20, 1922 in Ripon, WI the daughter of Lewis and Louise Schultz Chaffin. Mildred was a graduate of Ripon High School. On September 28, 1940 she married Clarence Schmuhl in Fairwater at Zion Lutheran Church. Following their marriage the couple resided in Fairwater for most of their married lives prior to moving to Fond du Lac where they resided for 10 years, and then moved to Waupun. She and her husband, Clarence spent 10 winters in Jacksonville, Florida. Mildred ran restaurants and bakeries for a good share of her life in Fairwater and Fond du Lac. She then managed a mobile home court in Fond du Lac prior to moving to Waupun. Mildred was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Fairwater.

Mildred is survived by her daughter, Sandy De Boer of Waupun; two sons: Robert (Donna) Schmuhl of Rock Hill, SC and Russell (Luann) Schmuhl of rural Markesan; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Louise Schmuhl of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence in 1990; two brothers, John and Leo Chaffin; a grandson, Kevin De Boer; son-in-law, Ken De Boer; and granddaughter-in-law, Karen De Boer.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


A funeral service for Mildred Schmuhl will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairwater with Pastor Kimberly Stowell officiating.

Special Thanks

The family would like to thank Agnesian Hospice for the wonderful care of their mother.



  1. Barbara Schroeder Says: January 8, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    My sincere sympathy to the “Schmuhl” children. No need for me to tell you what a great mom you had. She was one very special lady.

  2. Debbie Schaefer Says: January 9, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    RIP Millie.
    My condolences to the Schmuhl family.
    Many years ago (1974) I worked for Millie at her diner in FDL. Millie was the nicest boss I ever had and I learned so much from her. I look back on that job which was my first, with good memories.
    Millie was also a great cook and I remember loving her graham cracker pie and cream of vegetable soup. Yum!
    Millie, although we lost touch so many years ago, you have always remained in my mind with great memories. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace.

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