Ivan Schmidt, of Antigo, died Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. He was 90 years old. He was born on September 22, 1931, in the town of Dupont, Waupaca County, a son of Alfred and Elsie (Lemke) Schmidt. He married Marcella "Sally" Parsons on October 27, 1956, at St. Peter Lutheran, Polar. She survives.
In 1933 the Schmidt family moved to and homesteaded in the town of Ainsworth, Langlade County.
He attended grade school in Pearson.
He was employed 10 years at the Art Juetten Standard Oil Gas Station in Antigo. For five years for Dewey Johnson Chevrolet and five years at Amron Corp. For 23 years he worked at the Langlade County Highway Department as a mechanic and equipment operator retiring in 1996.
He was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church.
He was a founding member of the Tombstone Snowmobile Club in Pickerel.
Ivan enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Survivors including his wife Sally are a daughter, Connie Umstead and her partner Charles Filtz, Mosinee; two sons, Cal (Suzy) Schmidt, Oconomowoc, Ken Schmidt, Pickerel; seven grandchildren Daniel (Elly), Andy special friend Kaylee, Michael special friend Cassidy, Courtney special friend Tyler, Dustin, McKenzie and Lynsey; ; one great-granddaughter McKinnley; a sister, Wilma (Loren) Lucia, Antigo; a sister-in-law, Pat Schmidt, Antigo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Genevieve (Charles) Rennpferd; three brothers, Marvin, Ronald, and Harold Schmidt.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 12 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. David Karolus officiating. Burial will take place in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Polar.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home and Wednesday at church from 11 a.m until the time of services.
A memorial fund is being established for Peace Lutheran Church for outreach ministry services.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.Inspiring Sunset was purchased for the family of Ivan Schmidt by Pewaukee Fred Astaire.
Dear Schmidt Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Ivan led a beautiful life and will be missed by all of you. Eternal rest grant unto Ivan, O Lord.Simple Sorrows was purchased for the family of Ivan Schmidt by The kellogg family.
Cal & Suzy - Alan and I are very sorry for your loss. Parents are always remembered and always missed. We are praying for you.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Ivan Schmidt by Donna Bembenek.
Our sincere condolences to all , Ivan touched many hearts. God bless , the Erdman familyFreedom was purchased for the family of Ivan Schmidt by Tribute Store. A tree was also planted in memory of Ivan Schmidt
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Warm Thoughts was purchased for the family of Ivan Schmidt by Denise & Blaise Beaulier.
I truly am sorry for your loss. Uncle Ivan often told me I was one of his favorite nieces as he swung me up on his shoulders when I was little. He did that a lot. (Maybe he, Grandpa and Dad are why I like heights, because they were all so tall and I knew I was safe.) He reminded me of Grandpa Schmidt because he looked a lot like him, he always had a smile and a joke for me and always had hugs for me. I remember him as part of the successful hunting party at the farm, snowmobile rides and him picking up Katrina and me to ride Scout every time they passed the campsite. Scout seemed so proud to showcase his little girls and Uncle Ivan seemed proud to be driving the procession.