Schmidt, Norbert A.
Norbert A. Schmidt, Kaukauna, age 90, died Thursday August 1, 2013. He was born in Kaukauna on March 26, 1923 to the late Frank and Marie (Hartzheim) Schmidt. On July 12, 1945 Norbert married Lucina Haen in a double ceremony with Paul and Helen Lamers. He ran the family farm until 1977. Norbert was then the Head Groundskeeper at St. Elizabeth Hospital until his retirement. He was an avid golfer and tennis player. Norbert was a member of the Fox Valley Golf Club into his 80's and never missed a Thursday round of golf with the guys. He was devoted to his family and treasured time spent with them, especially his grandchildren. Giving them tractor rides to the river was something they loved to do together.
The tenderness and patience he exhibited every day with his wife Lucina, as her memory failed, was a true testament to his character and devotion to his family … a lesson of love we will always cherish.
Norbert is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lucina; children: Jean (Charles) Ertl, San Diego, CA; Mary Novak, Philadelphia, PA; Anne (Jeffrey) Jaekels, Green Bay; and Lisa (Andrew) Hayes, Fond du Lac; grandchildren: John (Kimberly), Jeremy (Cassandra), Joshua (Jeanine) and Angela (James); Sarah; Jessica (Theran), Jennifer (Ben), Lizzie (Andrew) and Jacqueline; Isaac and Noah; 11 great grandchildren (and expecting 2 more); and brothers; Francis (Rose), Alfred (Eunice) and Jerome Schmidt. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Norbert was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lauren Novak; and sister-in-law: Audrey Schmidt. He was also preceded in death by his 3 older brothers, a sister and numerous in-laws.
Visitation will be held Tuesday August 6, 2013 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH - ST. MARY CHURCH (119 W. 7th St. Kaukauna) beginning at 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Jerry Pastors will officiate. Committal Allouez Catholic Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com