Leonard John Schmidt

Date of Death: Nov 12, 2013
Leonard John Schmidt
[highlight_text] (1930 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Leonard John Schmidt, 83, of Fox Lake passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2013 surrounded by his family.


[leftcolumn] Leonard was born May 18, 1930 in the town of Trenton, the son of Ervin and Elsa Griesbach Schmidt, Sr. On June 30, 1951 he was united in marriage to June Mischler at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fox Lake. Leonard was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was a retired farmer, who loved his family, carving, woodworking, gardening, fishing, and had a passion for old cars and trucks.

Leonard is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, June; his children, Randall (Lola) Schmidt of Fox Lake, Lorilee (Timothy) Rueter of Beaver Dam, Marcia (Dale) Biel of Fox Lake, Valerie (Alan) Wallisch of Waupun, and Mitchell (Natasha) Schmidt of Fox Lake; his grandchildren, Gwen (Corey) Rabbitt, Matthew (Susan) Schmidt, Ryan (Sanya) Rueter, Seth Rueter, Eric (Cayla) Biel, Jacob (Melissa) Biel, Rose (Paul) Ziech, Hanna Wallisch (Justin Weber), Sarah Wallisch, Seth (Alex) Abood, and Meghan Schmidt (Jeremy); his great-grandchildren, Maryn, Mason, Gage, Kennedy, Ava, Ilsa, Harper, and Vanessa; his brother, Ervin (Marilyn) Schmidt, Jr, and a sister, Betty Belter, all of Fox Lake; and cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Gordon Belter; and sister-in-law, Darrelyn (nee MacMichael) Schmidt.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Leonard John Schmidt will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fox Lake with Rev. David Nottling officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park in Fox Lake.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fox Lake and The American Cancer Society.



  1. Pam Wickman Says: November 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Dear Aunt June and cousins,

    I am so sad to hear about Uncle Lenny. I am happy that I was able to see him at the Schmidt Family Reunion.
    Our deepest sympathy.
    Love, Pam and Jeff Wickman

  2. Don and Lori Williams Says: November 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Both Lori and I want to offer our sympathies. We both feel very fortunate and blessed to have gotten to know Lenny. What a great person! June if you need anything at all, please let us know, we will keep you and your family and Lenny in our thoughts and our prayers.

    Don and Lori Williams

  3. Our prayers are you as we reflect on the passing of Leonard.

    – Mo & Michelle Hansen
    Waterloo, Wisconsin

  4. Andy and Heidi Casale Says: November 16, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Thinking about how much our family enjoyed the visits with Lenny and June. He liked to tease and we enjoyed teasing him right back! He was a big man that filled a big spot in our hearts. We miss him. Sending our sympathy to Junie and all our cousins.

  5. Jim Bandsma Says: November 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the Schmidt family. I always enjoyed visiting Leonard when Bethesda had the country fairs. The last opportunity I had to visit with him was at the Dodge County Antique Power Show this past August. He reminded me so much of my dad.
    I hope the many fond memories of Leonard will help in your time of grieving.

    May God be with all of you!

    Jim Bandsma , Horicon. WI…. I worked with Randy at John Deere

  6. Dick Quandt Says: November 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    To June and family,

    Very sorry to hear that Lennie has joined our dad in the big pasture. I always enjoyed seeing him with the big smile and friendly demeanor. It was nice seeing you both at the Quandt Farm Party a few years ago. Condolences and well wishes to you all from us here in Minnesota.

    Dick and Theresa Quandt

  7. Steve and Julaine Schulz Says: November 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Dear June and Schmidt Family,
    We send our deepest sympathy to everyone. Thoughts and prayers to all. Sincerely Steve and Julaine Schulz

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