Schmidt, Lucille I.
Lucille I. Schmidt, age 95, of Neillsville, formerly of Fremont, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Neillsville Care and Rehab Center. She was born on August 31, 1917, in the Town of Clayton, WI, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Luebke) Bondow. On May 20, 1939, Lucille married Walter "Buckle" Schmidt. Together they owned and operated a cheese factory in Granton, WI, for 30 years. In 1984, they moved to Fremont, and on June 8, 1999, Walter preceded her in death. Lucille moved to New London later in 1999. In 2006, she moved to Neillsville to be close to her family. While living in Fremont, Lucille was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fremont, after moving out of the area, she retained that membership. Lucille is survived by two sons, Robert (Ruth) Schmidt, Neillsville, and William Schmidt, Lakeside, CA; two daughters, Joyce Schmidt, Phoenix, AZ, and Judy(Tom)Thur, Fairchild, WI; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Bondow, Menasha; Elva Warnke, Fremont and Mary Schmidt, Readfield; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tammy Backaus; two brothers, Wilbert and Earl; three sisters, Erna Strey, Pearl Krueger and Marie Schmidt. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fremont. Pastor Stephen Pope will officiate. Burial will be in Wolf River Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, at the church, from 10:00 AM until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.