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LeRoy Schmitt

LeRoy C. Schmitt Sr.

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Obituary

LeRoy Charles Schmitt Sr, age 91, of Kewaskum passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum. LeRoy was born on November 9, 1927 in Wauwatosa to Casper and Evelyn (nee Bence) Schmitt. He was raised in Hubertus on the family farm.

He served in the U.S. Army from November 1950 until November 1952 at the Armored Center in Fort Knox, KY where he drove truck. He served in the Army Reserves from November 1952 until March 1957. LeRoy was honorably discharged as a Private First Class. He was then employed at AO Smith Corp. in Milwaukee as a Forklift Driver.

LeRoy was a member of the American Legion Post 522 for 65 continuous years and the Wisconsin Campers Association for 50 years.

He is survived by his children Maryann Schmitt, LeRoy “Butch”, Jr. (Julie), Ed (Linda), and Brian (Cindy); grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy (fiancée Mekenzie Polzin), and Dalton; great-grandchildren, Brentley Polzin and Tommy Schmitt; siblings and sisters-in-law, Rosie Schwai, William (Bernadine) Schmitt, Casper (Marge) Schmitt, Kathleen (Ed) Philippi, Mary Schwalenberg, Rosie and Janice Schmitt. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends.

Leroy is preceded in death by his loving wife, Gertrude “Gertie” M. Schmitt (nee Gibbs); brothers, Gilbert, Robert, and Ralph; brother-in-law Robert Schwai.

A Funeral Service will be at 11:00AM on Monday, June 17th at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095) with Pastor Joe Brath officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday, June 17th from 9:00AM until 10:45AM. Entombment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park with Military Honors. Donations are appreciated to the Camo Quilt Project in LeRoy’s memory.

A special thank you to the staff at Kettle Moraine Gardens who lovingly cared for LeRoy for the past eight years, Donna and Carol who kept him active, Angie, Jenni and Stephanie who care for him like family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:45am
    When
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Joe Brath
  • Interment

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 12:15pm
    When
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 12:15pm
    Location
    Washington County Memorial Park
    Address
    Address Not Available
    West Bend, Wisconsin
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  • Reception

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 |
    When
    Monday, June 17th, 2019
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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DARLA SCHULTZ

Posted at 01:46pm
My condolences to Leroy's family. Enjoyed working with him in therapy and hearing his stories. I will miss seeing him at KMG....enjoy sharing your memories. Darla/preceptor healthcare
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Jenni wilkins

Posted at 08:11pm
Leroy was such a gentle kind man who could always put a smile on my face. Not only was he my friend but he was like family to me and will always hold a special place in my heart. Love you my dear Leroy ❤️
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