Gerald L. Schmidt, 78, of Wauzeka passed away Friday, July 5, at Agrace Hospice in Madison.
He was born April 16, 1935 in Wauzeka the son of Edward and Margaret (Lenz) Schmidt. He married Margaret Walker on June 5, 1955 in Wauzeka. He was a member of the IBEW for over 35 years and worked for Hooper Construction as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 2002 to care for his wife Margaret.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret of Wauzeka; his sons, Bob (Laurie) of Beaver Dam, Dennis (Jeanne) of Mayville, and Ed of Horicon; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Kevin, Brock, Stacey, Katie, Becky, Tiffany and Brittney along with a great grandchild Aylah. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Theresa; his parents and a sister Caroline Strnad.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rev. Victor Feltes officiating, with burial in the Wauzeka Cemetery both in Wauzeka. Friends may call at the church on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.