In Memory of Larry Allan "Mick" Schmidt
July 31, 1949 - April 12, 2017
Larry Allan “Mick” Schmidt, age 67, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at his residence in Springbrook, WI. He was born July 31, 1949 in Woodstock, IL, the son of Edward and Arlene (Vorpagel) Schmidt. He was united in marriage to Kristin Sue Kiesler on July 14, 1973 in Paris Township, WI.
Mick was a graduate of Salem Central High School in Paddock Lake, WI. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany awaiting his orders to enter the Vietnam War as the conflict ended. Mick farmed in southern Wisconsin for twenty years before becoming a heavy equipment operator for Reesman’s Excavating, retiring after thirty years of service. He then made his dream a reality by retiring with his wife at their cabin by the lake in Springbrook.
In his younger years, Mick enjoyed playing many sports, including football, baseball, golf, volleyball and horseshoes. He loved fantasy football and watched only the red zone channel while his computer was on his lap monitoring the many different leagues he was part of. He was an avid bow hunter and enjoyed the camaraderie he shared with his friends and family that joined together to hunt. As a former farmer, Mick took great pride in the many food plots that he managed.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Kristin of Springbrook; his children, Michael (Christa Burry) Schmidt of Calgary, Canada and Mickie (Chris) McCann of Burlington, WI; his grandchildren, Pvt. Matthew Schmidt, Shawn McCann, Mackenzie McCann, Liam Schmidt and Grace Schmidt; his siblings, Cheryl DeBell of Salem, WI, Gary Schmidt of Delavan, WI, Barry (Mary) Schmidt of Allen, TX, Pat (Keith) Sagert of Springbrook, Shelly (Greg) Koehn of Pell Lake, WI and Gerald “Deno” Schmidt of Burlington, WI; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Mick is preceded in death by his sister, Teri Bice; and his brother, Rick Schmidt.
Interment will be held privately, memorial services will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and donations, the family requests that you plant a tree in Mick’s memory in a place that is special to you. Please feel free to share your tree planting photos with the family.