Clarence W. Schmidt, 86, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Elkhorn, Wis., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, with his loving wife at his side.
He was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Albert and Caroline Schmidt.
Mr. Schmidt is survived by his beloved wife, Eileen (nee Rieger); children, Joan (Ken) Kaiser, Jan (Bob) Flower and Jackalyn (Lee) Reynolds; stepchildren, Amy (Mike) Mueller and Anthony Ardellini; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings; and his son, Clarence “Bud” Schmidt.
A graveside service was held Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin, Wis., followed by a Memorial Service that was officiated by the Rev. Jay Thorson. Please visit www.kays-ponger.com to leave the family condolences and to sign the online guestbook.
Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel.