Herbert H. Schimelpfenig, age 89, of Omro, went to be with his Lord Jesus, Sunday, January 26, 2014, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, with family at his side. Herbie was born April 26, 1924, in Wautoma, the son of Paul K. and Rose M. (Zipfel) Schimelpfenig. He married Wilma Schubert on March 3, 1945, she passed away March 10, 2000. He had worked at and retired from Rockwell International in Oshkosh. Herbie was a good Christian and family man. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them. After he retired, he spent many happy winters in Florida. Herbie had a passion for music. For years he sang in the church choir and could often be found playing his trumpet in various polka bands around the area. Herbie was always busy and never had an idle moment. He enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing, camping, hunting, going to his cabin, feeding the birds and playing cards, especially cribbage. He also enjoyed telling stories and jokes. Some of the best family times were spent around a campfire with a huge circle of children and grandchildren around it.
Herbie is loved and will be missed by his daughters and sons in law, Sally Thomas of Glenshaw, PA, Paula (Gary) Marks of Winneconne, Christine (Thomas) Fearson of Fond du Lac, Deborah (Neil) Schmude of Omro, Joan Domske of Oshkosh, Jane (Rick) Christl of Winneconne, Edgar Newell of Oshkosh; his special friend, Dolores Meyer; 28 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, one great great grandson; brother, Marlin (Doreen) Schimelpfenig of Wautoma; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wilma; daughter, Nancy Newell; brother, Lester; sister in law, Frieda and son in law, John Thomas.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, January 31, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church, 720 Jackson Ave., Omro, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and then again on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Bartholomew officiating. Herbie will be laid to rest next to his wife at the Omro Cemetery. A memorial in his name is being established.