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Roland W. Schmidt Sr.

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Roland W. Schmidt Sr. Obituary
Roland W. Schmidt Sr.

Roland W. Schmidt, Sr., age 94, of Sheboygan, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Azura Memory Care. He was born in Sheboygan on November 10, 1919, the son of the late Walter and Marie Kernen Schmidt.

Roland attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1937. On August 9, 1941 he was united in marriage to Darlien Brulla at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church in Sheboygan. He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the Signal Corps for the Armed Forces on the Philippine Islands.

Roland was the owner and operated Erie Electronics for many years and then joined business with Union Electronics. He was also previously employed at R-Way Furniture. Roland was also a former member of the Long Lake Fishing Club and the Buccaneers Parents Organization.

Some of Roland's hobbies included short wave radio with call letters of W9BOA, fishing, camping, hiking, cross country skiing and tending to his vegetable garden.

Survivors include his wife, Darlien; a son, Roland W. (Karen) Schmidt Jr.; a daughter, Barbara J. Wessler; grandchildren, Kelly Sue Clodfelter, Jeffrey Schmidt, Seth and Sarah Wessler; great-grandchildren, Joshua Schmidt, Ryan and Allie King; his sister, Sallie Raymond and his brother-in-law, Kenneth (Leanne) Brulla. Preceding Roland in death are his parents, a son-in-law, William Wessler, paternal and maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his beloved dog, Rusty.

In accordance to the family's wishes a private service will be held. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has be established in Roland's name. Roland's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Azura Memory Care and Serenity Hospice for the compassion and care that was given to him.

The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com

To dad and grandpa,

Thank you for teaching us to appreciate and conserve all forms of nature. For baiting our hooks and helping us reel in our first fish and for cleaning all the fish we caught. Taking us on all those boat rides on Long Lake and for the fun camping trips there too. For your patience and understanding; for all the wonderful vegetables you grew and we got to eat; for the wonderful back yard picnics, but most of all for your love. We will miss and love you.


Published in Sheboygan Press on Apr. 23, 2014
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