Leonard John Schmidt

Leonard John Schmidt, 83, of Fox Lake passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2013 surrounded by his family.

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 McMicheal) Schmidt.

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. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park in Fox Lake. 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.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fox Lake and The American Cancer Society.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family.  Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.