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Charlotte Schmidt(1923 - 2013)

Schmidt, Charlotte Mae

Charlotte Mae Schmidt, 89, of Waupun went to her heavenly home on May 3, 2013.

She was born November 2, 1923, in Waupaca, WI, daughter of Howard L. and Ella (Anderson) Christianson. She lived in Saxeville, WI, where she went to grade school. She and her parents moved to Waupun where she attended High School and graduated in 1941.

Charlotte worked at National Rivets in Waupun during World War II. She married Floyd A. Schmidt on December 1, 1945, and moved to Manitowoc. In 1947 she and her husband moved to Horicon where they operated "Schmidt's Meat Market". In 1953 she and her family moved to Markesan where they operated "Schmidt's Red Bell Market". She was always the smiling face that helped with the family grocery store. Charlotte and her family moved to Waupun in April of 1968 and where she was a nurse's assistant at the Waupun Christian Home for 2 years. She volunteered at the Bethesda Thrift Shop in Horicon for over 30 years as well as the Country Fair Rummage Sale, at the Dodge County Fair Grounds in September every year.

Charlotte was a member of Pella Lutheran Church and the Ladies club, attended Bible classes and was a former Choir member. She was also a life time member of American Legion Auxiliary Post of Markesan. Many people may remember her as an election poll worker for the city of Waupun. She loved to go to the various stores in Waupun and just visit with everyone she met. Charlotte enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grand-daughters and her great-grandsons.

Charlotte is survived by her son Terrence L. Schmidt and wife Linda (Fenske), of Necedah; three grand-daughters, Trisha (Ronnie) Yoss, of Sun Prairie; Tanya (Jason) Hatch, of Madison; and Tiffany Schmidt of Waupun; and four great-grandsons, Kaleb & Logan Yoss and Evan & Jalen Hatch as well as nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd, an infant brother & her parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Pella Lutheran Church, 315 S. Madison St. Waupun, with Pastor Mike Stock officiating. Burial will be at the Saxeville Cemetery, Saxeville WI.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 6th 4-7 p.m. at Kohls Community Funeral Home 405 W. Main St. Waupun and on Tuesday at 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Her friendly smile will be sorely missed by family and friends. The family thanks Prairie Ridge Assisted Living, the Christian Home, Waupun Memorial Hospital and Dr. Richard McMahon for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Pella Lutheran Church Waupun or "Bethesda Lutheran Communities" of Watertown, WI. Kolhs Funeral Home Waupun is serving the family.

Kohls Community Funeral Home is assisting the family


Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on May 5, 2013
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