Born: October 01, 1922
Died: April 14, 2013
Services: 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Koepsell Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Rd., Beaver Dam
Visitation: Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home
Werner J. Schmid, 90, a resident of Beaver Dam since 1946 passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
Werner Jacob was born the son of Anton and Frieda (Zemp) Schmid on October 1, 1922 in Buttischolz, Switzerland. He was married to Ruth Rueckert on June 18, 1947 in Beaver Dam. Werner owned and operated Schmid’s Northside Shell which later became R&S Auto in Beaver Dam from 1955 until his retirement in 1986.
Werner served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1943 to 1945 where he was awarded both the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. Werner was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam. He was a member of the Clarence Keske V.F.W. Post 1163 of Beaver Dam. Werner was also a member of the Beaver Dam Elks Club and Beaver Dam Lions Club.
Werner is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth of Beaver Dam; his children: Catherine (David) Gibbs of Fox Lake and Michael (Robin) Schmid of Marshall; his son-in-law, Larry Ludtke of Reeseville; his half-sisters: Lillian (Gerald) Ptaschinski of Wautoma and Elaine Wheeler of Beaver Dam; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Barbara in 2007.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Koepsell Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Rd., Beaver Dam with the Rev. Michael Erwin officiating. A visitation will also be held on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Military honors will be conducted by the John E. Miller American Legion Post 146 of Beaver Dam immediately following the service at the funeral home. A private family inurnment will take place at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Memorials: Memorials may be directed to St. Katharine Drexel Parish or to Hillside Hospice and Homecare both of Beaver Dam.
Location: Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home- Beaver Dam (Map)