Michael H. Schmit, 68, of Seymour passed away on Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 21, 1949, son of the late Bernard “Bud” and Mary (Buchinger) Schmit.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour.
On April 24, 1981 he was united in marriage to Karen Schaumberg.
Mike attended a one room grade school called Plainview Elementary School and was a 1967 graduate of Seymour High School. He worked on the family farm in Isaar with his parents and family prior to being at Fort Howard Paper Mill. Mike was fortunate to retire from Fort Howard after over 30 years of service. His daily retirement routine was going to his morning workout.
He then started his next full-time job, which was being an avid deer and small game hunter and fishing, Lake Winnebago was his second home. Mike was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed every opportunity to be out in nature with his family and friends.
Family was the most important part of Mike’s life. His grandchildren always brought a twinkle to his eye.
Surviving is his wife, Karen; daughters, Cheri (Bart) Ledvina, Jackie (Travis) Raduenz; four grandchildren: Ava and Kendyl Kuranda, Wyatt and Trevor Raduenz; siblings: Frances Rudnick, Marie (Bruce) Raymakers, Margie (Roy) Muck; mother in-law, Gladys Schaumberg; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Grace Ann (Bob) Daoust, Gary (Becky) Schaumberg, Scott (Sarah) Schaumberg, Sue Schaumberg; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a father-in-law, Gerald Schaumberg; brothers-in-law: Bruce, Douglas and Greg Schaumberg.
******Due to weather cancellations, the services for Mike will be as follows:
Visitation at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 1:30 pm until the funeral mass at 3:00 pm.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Bob Kabat and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery, Isaar.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mike’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Special thanks to all of the staff at Bellin Hospital and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care given to Mike during his illness.