Lawrence “Larry” Schmidt

August 20, 1959 – December 19, 2014

Lawrence J. Schmidt, 55, of 450 S Milwaukee St, Oconto Falls, died on Friday December 19, 2014.

Larry was born on August 20, 1959 in Shawano to the late Earl and Anna (Hoffman) Schmidt growing up on the Green Valley Farms in the Town of Green Valley. Larry later moved with his parents to Gillett where he lived until moving to Oconto Falls. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, country music concerts, bowling and participating in the Special Olympics where he won numerous medals and trophies. He was fond of the weather channel where he kept a watchful eye out for storms. Larry had worked at O.J.’s Midtown Restaurant in Gillett, and the Falls Family Restaurant in Oconto Falls. New View Industries in Gillett currently employed him. Larry enjoyed collecting dinosaur books and figures. He especially loved to dance the polka and had great moves in the chicken dance. With his outgoing and happy personality he was very popular among his friends. Larry looked dapper wearing one of his many cowboy hats.

He is survived by sisters; Helen Montie, of Gillett; Margaret (Henry) Czachor, of Green Bay; brothers; Carl (Carol) Schmidt, of DePere; John (Diane) Schmidt, of Kansas City, Kansas; David (Marilyn) Schmidt, of Green Bay; Philip (Katie) Schmidt, of Neenah; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Dale Montie; nephew, Chris Schmidt, and niece Angela Czachor.

A special thank you to the staff of Visions for the loving care provided to Larry over many years.

Friends may call from 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. Monday, December 22 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Gillett. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4 P.M. Monday with the Reverend Dean Dombroski and Sister Marla Clercx officiating. Internment will take place following the Mass in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

A memorial fund is being established.

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