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Dennis Arthur SchmidtOctober 15, 1947 ~ February 24, 2017 (age 69)
This is written in loving memory of Dennis Schmidt, who passed into God’s safe keeping on February 24, 2017. Dennis was born on October 15, 1947, in Appleton to Leander and Agnes (DuFrane) Schmidt. He graduated from St. Mary’s Central High School in Menasha in 1966 and later attended technical school in Milwaukee. Dennis excelled in football and swimming as a teenager and in high school. He was united in marriage to Barbara Felton on May 10, 1969. Dennis worked for International Paper Company in Fond du Lac for 42 years until his retirement in 2009. During his time with International Paper, he served as a Designer, District Designer, Sales Executive, Sales Manager and most recently Customer Service Manager. As a young adult, he enjoyed playing in men’s softball leagues, men’s golf leagues and couples bowling leagues. He also enjoyed serving as photographer at company Christmas parties, including taking the pictures of all the children with Santa Claus.
As his two children got older, he coached youth baseball for several years. He also participated in Cub Scouts as an Assistant Cub Master and Cub Master. He enjoyed going to all his boys’ sporting events, including football, basketball, baseball games, and track meets. He later served as an officer in the Fond du Lac Quarterback Club. If the boys needed a ride to almost any activity, he was willing to drive them and their friends. In his later years he enjoyed playing cards and playing bingo. He loved to go camping, out to eat with his family and traveling on many car trips across the country.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 48 years, Barbara, of Neenah and his sons Peter (Kara Johnson) of Middleton and Steven (Stephanie Dean) of Neenah.He is also survived by his mother Agnes Smarzinski, sister Barbara (Larry) Mauthe, brother Jeff (Donna) Schmidt, sisters-in-law Lynn and Kathy, brother-in-law Paul (Eleanor), and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Leander and brother Patrick.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division Street, Neenah, with Fr. Michael Ingold officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
The family would like to thank Theda Care Regional Medical Center for their compassionate care especially the staff in the ICU as well as in the Emergency Room.