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Peter Schmitt Jr.


1943 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Peter Schmitt Jr. Obituary
Schmitt Jr., Peter

Peter Schmitt Jr., age 72 of Sheboygan passed away Friday July 15, 2016 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Peter was born November 28, 1943 in Newton to the late Peter Sr. and Ruth (Grotegut) Schmitt. Peter attended Sheboygan schools and was a graduate of South High School. On February 23, 1963 Peter was united in marriage to Barbara Chokel at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. He was a member of St. Peter Claver Parish, serving on the parish council and various committees over the years. Peter was a life insurance agent for 44 years representing National Mutual Benefit. Peter was a member and the executive secretary for the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors (NAFIC) for 24 years, was a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and was a member of the Wisconsin Fraternal Insurance Hall of Fame.

Peter loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Peter loved to travel and his work afforded him the opportunity to visit many places in the US and overseas.

Peter is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara; children Paul (Patti) Schmitt of Sheboygan, Lynda Schmitt of Sheboygan, Mark Schmitt of North Fond du Lac, Karen (Keith) Feind of Belgium; grandchildren (twins) Abbey and Blake Schmitt, Zachary, Kasie, George and Brett Feind; brother Donald (Irene) Schmitt of Sheboygan; sister Suzanne Schroeder of Sheboygan Falls; sister-in-law Rogene Schmitt of Sheboygan; sister-in-law Patricia (Ron) Siegl of Sheboygan; and a brother-in-law Daniel (Kathy) Chokel of New Jersey.

Peter was preceded in death by his daughter Christine, parents, brothers Richard and Clayton and a brother-in-law Curtis Schroeder.

Family and friends may call at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan on Thursday July 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. at the church with Fr. Paul Fliss officiating. Entombment will take place in the Holy Cross Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the in Peter's name.

The Schmitt family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the care shown to Peter and their family.
Published in Sheboygan Press from July 18 to July 20, 2016
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