Schmick, Harvey B.
Harvey B. Schmick, age 88, of Chippewa Falls, WI, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, WI. passed away Friday March 21, 2014 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 PM Tuesday March 25, 2014 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev Sahayanathan Nathan will officiate. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until the time of services. Burial at a later date at Calvary Cemetery.
Harvey was born April 18, 1925 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Frank and Frances (Jagodzinski) Schmick. He married Rita Halkowski on May 4, 1948 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. She died December 17, 2007. Harvey was employed at Consolidated Papers Inc. for 45 years retiring in 1988.
Harvey loved woodworking and was a craftsman of many projects. Harvey also loved old time music including jazz and polka music. He played both the saxophone and the clarinet and also wrote his own polka music that was played by his polka band. Harvey enjoyed his family especially his time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Harvey is survived by five children Robert (Linda) Schmick of Chippewa Falls, WI, Mary Martins of Tennessee, Daniel Schmick of Waupaca, WI, Charles (Linda) Schmick of Wisconsin Rapids, and Mark (Karen) Schmick of Waupaca, WI; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Rita; brother, Irvin and sister, Dorothy Mielke.
Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is assisting the family.
RITCHAY FUNERAL HOME
1950 12TH ST SOUTH WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI 54495-0847
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Mar. 24, 2014