David Lee Schmidt

David Lee Schmidt




David “Dobin” Schmidt, 92, of Gillett was called home on Sunday July25, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Born November 10, 1928, in Gillett to the late Robert and Minnie Schmidt. David attended Gillett high school and then enlisted in the United States Air Force serving from October of 1947 to October of 1951. After returning from the war, he went to work at Scott paper company in Oconto Falls working there until his retirement. David enjoyed many things; golfing with friends bowling at the Gillett Legion Hall, his daily drives with his wife – as he would say “I’m going through the loop” but found some of his greatest pleasure spending time with his grandchildren, often telling them “He was counting all his money”. David really enjoyed going out for lunch, so much so, sometimes it didn’t matter who would go, just wanted the company. On October 29,1952, he married the love of his life Dorothy Blumreich at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett where they remained lifetime members.

Survived by his four children; Tom (Debbie) of Green Bay, Chris (Randy) Schenkoske, Jane Schmidt, and Steve “Doc” (Joann) “Josy” – all of Gillett, his four grandchildren Andrea (Jason) Carriveau of Appleton, William (Kelly) Schmidt of Madison, Lisa (Matt) Dazell of Green Bay and Nikki Schmidt of Gillett; his great grandchildren Xander and Ryker Carriveau, Alexis and Dylan Schmidt along with many other family and friends.

David is preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy and his seven brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be 4pm to 7pm Friday July 30, 2021, at Kuehl Funeral Home (108 East Main Street, Gillett), with a prayer service at 6:45pm, Military Honors to follow.

David’s family would like to thank the staff of Unity Hospice and Kuehl Funeral Home for assisting them with arrangements. Dad always said as he was leaving “Don’t forget the Windmill” we shall never forget you Dad!

Jim S. LaChapelle

Jim S. LaChapelle



James Stuart LaChapelle, 87, was welcomed through Heaven’s gates on July 24, 2021, with family by his side.

James (Jim) was born on January 23, 1934, to the late Stuart and Lillian (Riebe) LaChapelle. Jim was born in Green Bay, WI and graduated from West High School. Following high school, James proudly joined the United States Navy and served during the Korean War. Upon his completion of service, Jim joined the workforce and retired as a laborer in construction. Jim will be remembered as a great storyteller who loved hunting and observing nature at his home along the Oconto River. He also loved a good fish fry, caring for his dog Elvis, and spending time with his family. Above all, in his later years his most cherished role was that as a grandfather. He emphasized to them the need of knowledge, an education, and realizing their full potential. He was always there for them, and he was so proud of their successes and of the adults they became.

Jim is survived by the “love of his life” (his words) Nanci LaChapelle. Together they raised 6 children: Lori LaChapelle, Curt (Cindy) LaChapelle, Teri (Randy) Carlson, Jon (Paula) LaChapelle, Lori Bomske, and Amy (Scott) Koerner-Lorentzen. He was a grandfather to 6 grandchildren: Rase (Kelly) LaChapelle, Tier LaChapelle, Matt (Jessica) Carlson, Thomas (Rachel) Carlson, Weston (Melissa) Malcore and Lake LaChapelle. Jim also had 3 precious great-grandchildren: Brody and Blake Carlson and Zuli LaChapelle.

He is survived by 3 brothers: Clark (Kathy) LaChapelle, Wayne (Lea) LaChapelle, and Chuck (Veronica) LaChapelle and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Peter LaChapelle.

The family would like to thank Unity Hospice and their staff. We could not have asked for better people to care for and help Jim transition to his eternal home.

Visitation for Jim will be held Wednesday July 28, 2021 at Faith United Lutheran Church (11465 Old “U”, Gillett) from 9am to 11am, with a funeral service at 11am. Pastor John Laatsch officiating. Military honors will take place immediately after. Kuehl Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

Shannon Lee Mott

Shannon Lee Mott

Shannon Lee Mott, age 54 of Manitowoc, entered Eternal Life on December 26, 2020.

Shannon was born April 21, 1966, in Manitowoc County, Son of the Late Merlyn Mott, and Donna (Gove) Mott of Belton, South Carolina.

Shannon was employed in various positions throughout his lifetime including Machine Welding, Carpentry, and Maintenance Technician. Although his True Gift was in his Beautiful Artwork and Designs. Shannon will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Shannon is survived by One Son & Daughter-In-Law; Andrew & Danielle Madson, Manitowoc, One Daughter & Son-In-Law; Samantha Mae Fuller Mott (Leejai Moua), Manitowoc.

4 Grandchildren; Evelyn Rose, Liley Mae, Ella Mae, and Jaiden.

Also surviving is Shannon’s Mother; Donna Mott of Belton, South Carolina, One Brother; Shawn Mott of Belton, South Carolina, Nephews; Kraig, Austin and Jaxson, and Nieces: Phoebe and Paisley.

Six Uncles: Lorin (Leah) Mott, Reuben (Arly) Gove, Warren Gove, Rodney (Suzette) Gove, Steven Gove, and Jeffery (Theresa) Gove; Four Aunts, Alberta (Birdie) Stodola, Jerelyn (Robert) Markham, Julie Rezachek, and Crystal (Tom) Delphonso.

Many other cousins, relatives and friends also survive.

Shannon is preceded in death by an Infant Granddaughter; Eliza Mae in 2017, his Paternal Grandparents: Russell and Ruth (Dehne) Mott; Maternal Grandparents: Rueben E. and Irene (Konieczny) Gove, Three Aunts; Suzanne Kapla, Barbara Gove and LouAnn Brantmeier; One Uncle; John Mott.

Cremation has occurred and a graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday July 24, 2021 at Melnik Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 12320 Melnik Road, Whitelaw.  Officiating at the service will be Pastor Todd Musial.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lendmanfh.com

The Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center, 4638 Expo Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220, is Assisting the Mott family with the arrangements.