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!


  1. Kathy McDougal

    We always enjoyed spending time with David. Our sympathy to the family. Jan & Kathy

  2. Joyce Olson

    My sympathy to the family

  3. Jamie Taylor

    So sorry to hear. Dave was such a fun cousin. Always enjoyed visits with him. Condolences to the family.
    Love to all,
    Jamie, granddaughter of Bertha Tiedje, Dave’s Aunt.

  4. Jamie Taylor

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was always fun to be around and enjoyed visiting with him. Condolences to the family.

    Jamie (Bertha Wendling Tiedje’s granddaughter, Bertha was Dave’s Aunt.)


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