Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston.
Wayne W. Schepp, 72, Schofield died Thursday, May 2, 2019, while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at his home.
He was born Dec. 25, 1946, in Wausau, son of the late Wilbert and Florence (Kolter) Schepp. On Sept. 21, 1986, he married Patricia “Pat” Weaver in Wausau. She survives.
Wayne worked at Wausau Homes many years ago but found his way into driving a truck for many local trucking firms before eventually retiring at Marten Transport. His favorite hobbies included trout fishing, watching the Packers, Brewers, NASCAR and also the “Wheel of Fortune.” Wayne will always be remembered for his gentle, caring soul, willingness to help others and great sense of humor. He always had a funny story or joke to tell. He was a kind, lighthearted husband, brother, father, grandpa and friend.
Survivors include his wife Pat Schepp, Schofield, his children, Michael (Tammy) Schepp, Kaukauna, Barbara (Patrick) Stone, Aniwa, Lori (Dale Lockman) Green, Boyne Falls, Michigan, and Scott (Tracy) Konkol, Oconomowoc, 10 grandchildren, Aislinn Plautz and Mandalynn Thorson, Kyle (Danielle Huth), Tyler and Jenna Stone, Derek (Emilee) Green, Dylan and Dawson (Brooklyn Ferge) Green, McKenna and Jessica Konkol, seven great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and two brothers, David (Yvonne) Schepp, Wausau, and Keith (Susan) Schepp, Weston, and his former wife, Dixie (Jim) Drewek, Schofield.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Schepp.
A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held on Aug. 10 at noon at the Schofield City Park. Bring a dish to pass and your favorite drink. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.petersonkraemer.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Aspirus home health and Hospice, with mention of Dr. Gordon, Dr. Lauren, Dr. Rezazadeh for their care and compassion.
Ron was welcomed into Gods arms on July 24, 2019, at Azura Memory Care in Wausau.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1938, to Harry and Emily (Switalski) Koltz in Milwaukee. He attended Hartland High and UWM.
He married Carol (Hanson) in North Lake in 1966, which is where they raised their family.
Ron will be dearly missed by his wife, Carol, their three children, daughter, Elaine (Tom) Schneider of Wausau and their four children, Matthew, Jacob, Margaret, and Katherine; daughter, Caryn (Bobby) Alexander of Muskego, and their family, Tyler, Cody (Emily) and their daughter Audie; also, son, Joseph (Connie) of Casa Grande, Arizona and their three children, Alex, Megan, and David. He is further survived by his brothers, Larry (Mary Ellen) and Michael (Kay) and their children.
Ron’s focus in life was his faith and his family. He was totally devoted to both. He will be remembered for his generous, loving spirit, his gift for writing, especially poetry, and his sense of humor.
Ron and Carol were able to enjoy 20 years of retirement being snowbirds, most recently moving to Ave Maria, Florida, full time in 2017.
The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at St Michael Catholic Church in Wausau with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside. Burial will take place at St. Teresa of Calcutta Cemetery in North Lake on Aug. 31, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Michael Catholic Church, 1315 N. Sixth St., Wausau, WI 54403 or Ave Maria Catholic Church, 5068 Annunciation Circle, Suite 101, Ave Maria, FL 34142.
Karmen Kay Hanke, 85, Marathon, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
She was born Dec. 4, 1933 in Wausau, daughter of the late Walter and Eleanor (Lietz) Kirstein. On Oct. 9, 1954, she married Marvin Hanke at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marathon. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 2001.
Karmen was a homemaker and enjoyed working on the family farm and ginseng gardens. Among her favorite pastimes were playing cards, gambling and sewing, going to the swim center followed by a good breakfast with friends, and watching the Game Show network. In her and Marvin’s younger years, they enjoyed attending neighborhood parties. She also enjoyed collecting Beanie Babies and Barbie Dolls and had a vast collection of them.
Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially attending her grandchildren’s many activities and adored her two cats. Christmas at grandmas was such an extra special holiday for everyone – something we all looked forward to.
For many years, Karmen was a 4-H leader and always enjoyed attending the Wisconsin Valley Fair. She had also been employed part-time at Wausau Coated Products for about 10 years.
Survivors include seven children, Dennis (Lori) Hanke and children, Jennifer, Michael (Melissa) and Denise (Ben Klosinski); Colleen (Myron) Endres and children, Nina (Adam Conn), Jason (Katie) and Dacia; Kenneth (Linda) Hanke and children, Jenna (Brian Miller), Brittany Zelenka (Laurie) and Kaylee (Luke Peterson); Russell (Charlotte) Hanke and children, Ashley (Greg Jehn), Cody (Gizelle), Natasha and Carter; Scott (Pam) Hanke and son, Zachary; Kip (Jacalyn) Hanke and children, Tia (fiancé Tom Loftus), Tessa and Tanner; and Vicki (Ed) Urmanski and children, Molly and Morgan; 14 great-grandchildren, Sophia, Eleanor and Hudson Conn, Clementine & Beverly Endres, Madison, Marvin, Maverick & Manning Hanke, Henry and Brayden Miller, Lennyn Zelenka, Emerson and Macy Jehn; one brother, Ronnie Kirstein; one sister, Marla (James) Schroeder; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Marvin, she was preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Donna Kirstein.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marathon. Rev. Jon Hadler will officiate. Visitation will be on Sunday from noon until time of services at the church. A private family entombment will be on Monday at 9 a.m. at the Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.
Memorials may be directed to the family in Karmen’s memory.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the nurses and doctors in the Palliative Care Unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital for their care and compassion.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.petersonkraemer.com.
Shirley A. Slominski, 84, Wausau, was born into eternal life on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.
She was born Feb. 10, 1935, in Wausau, daughter of the late Barney and Alvina Lorbiecki. Shirley was a certified nursing assistant having been employed at Marywood Convalescent Center from the time of its opening through the association with Benedictine Living Center, retiring in 2010. In her free time, Shirley enjoyed reading, canning produce from the garden and was especially fond of embroidery.
Survivors include her husband, Roger, three sons, Kim (MaryBeth) Slominski, Wausau, Jay (Patti Jackson) Slominski, Madison, Clay (Shannon) Slominski, Wausau, two daughters, Pamela Slominski, Kronenwetter, and Penny (Randy) Goulet, Kronenwetter, her grandchildren, Heather, Corey, Amber, Jenni, Cole, Ashley, Laine, Kira and Nicole, 13 great grandchildren and one brother, Larry (Linda) Lorbiecki, Wausau.
Roger and her children extend their sincere thanks to the Ascension St. Clare’s nursing staff, physicians, palliative care team and the caseworker who were involved with Shirley’s/Mom’s care. You are all truly “Angels of Care.”
The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Church of St. Anne, Wausau. Rev. Tom Lindner will preside. Visitation will be held Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of services at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.petersonkraemer.com.
Patricia “Pat” Lemmer
Patricia A. Lemmer, 70, of Wausau died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
She was born July 1, 1949, in Wausau, daughter of Irene C. (Hack) Karlen, Wausau, and the late Norman Karlen.
For many years, Pat was a transcriptionist at American Family Insurance and also at North Central Health Care Center, Wausau. Some of her favorite pastimes included shooting pool, playing cards, visiting and playing with her grandchildren, traveling, cooking and reading. Pat truly enjoyed the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She found the motivation to keep fighting cancer as hard as she could through the time she spent with her grandchildren. They were her whole world.
Survivors include her mother, Irene Karlen, Wausau, her sons, Troy (Kristy) Lemmer, Ringle, Todd Lemmer, Madison, and Chris (Heather Gustafson) Lemmer, Wausau, three grandchildren, Kylee Skinner, Taysen Lemmer and Kayla Schultz, three sisters, Carol Venske, Wausau, Diane (Dan) Krebsbach, Appleton, and Debbie (Joe) Kasmerchak, Wausau, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at The Church of St. Anne, Wausau. The Rev. Tom Lindner will preside. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lupus Foundation or St. Jude’s Cancer Research. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.petersonkraemer.com.
Robert “Baldy” Ostrowski
Robert “Baldy” Ostrowski, 61, died Monday, July 29, 2019.
He was born Aug. 10, 1957, in Wausau, son of the late Edmund and Mildred (Beck) Ostrowski.
Robert worked as a cement layer for Krall Masonry followed by River View Construction and was most recently employed at Ostrowski Landscaping.
Survivors include his siblings, David (Kathy) Ostrowski, Leroy (Sue) Ostrowski, Eugene (Janet) Ostrowski, Rick (Candy) Ostrowski, Ken (Debbie) Ostrowski, Glenn (Donna) Ostrowski, Mary Ostrowski and Edwin (Sonja) Ostrowski; brother-in-law, Jack Hartvig, a special friend, Wanda Haynes and other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Diane Hartvig and sister and brother-in-law, Susan (David) Borchardt.
A Celebration of Baldy’s life will be held at a later date.
Gloria Charlotte Paetzold, 92, Wausau, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at Lakeside Crossing at North Central Health Care, Wausau.
Gloria was born Aug. 12, 1926, in Wausau to the late Carl and Anna (Weister) Paetzold. Following graduation from Wausau High School, she began working for Wausau Insurance. For the next 42 years 10 months and two days she faithfully worked for Wausau Insurance.
Gloria enjoyed bowling, antiquing and listening to music.
Gloria is survived by her siblings, Carl Paetzold of Wausau and Sharon (Jim) Hild of Naples, Florida; sisters-in-law, Rita Paetzold of Spanaway, Washington, and Judy Paetzold of Wausau; and extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Donald and David.
The funeral service for Gloria will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Helke Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Friday. She will be interred at Pine Grove Cemetery. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at helke.com.
Joseph (Joe) R. Bjortvedt, 61, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 26, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Joe was born on May 14, 1958, to the late Walter and Geneva (Moran) Bjortvedt. While living in Colorado, he met and married the love of his life, Nancy (Berens) Bjortvedt on June 9, 1984, at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Collins, Colorado. They later moved to Wisconsin to join family and raised two sons. Joe worked in various sales positions and was known for his welcoming smile and great sense of humor. He inspired many people with his positive attitude and zest for life. He was a loving and hardworking husband and father who enjoyed time with his family. He loved tackling projects and maintaining his investment properties throughout Wausau. His favorite times were spent at the family cottage on Lake Somo in Tomahawk as well as camping and fishing at Franklin Lake. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved his Denver Broncos and Packers. He brought laughter and fun times at family gatherings and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of 35 years and two sons Bradley and Andrew of Wausau, his father-in-law Cyril Berens, sister Paula Smith and brothers Larry and Danny. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law Merle Berens and sister-in-law Cindy Bjortvedt.
A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau. Father Robert Thorn will officiate the service. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. You may sign the family guestbook at http://www.helke.com.
On Sunday, July 28, 2019, Myung Hong, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was 64.
Myung was born on Jan. 3, 1955, in South Korea, and married on March 29, 1981, before immigrating to the United States in 1983 and making her home in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. In addition to being a devoted spouse for nearly 40 years, raising two successful children, and taking care of her parents in old age, Myung impacted many more in the community with her warm and welcoming touch as a server at China Palace. She was an avid cook and artist with a strong sense of aesthetics, and was selfless in her drive to make those around her happy.
Myung was preceded in death by her mother, Ok Kum Kim, and father, Sam Nam Choi. She is survived by her husband, Soon; two children, Andy Hong and Nina Stensberg; two grandchildren, Jackson and Miles Stensberg; a son-in-law, Matthew Stensberg; and four sisters, Ge-Ja Hong, Kyong Payne, Kyonghee Mendoza, and Young-Mi Preisler.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home (formerly Higgins Funeral Home) at 631 East Grand Ave., followed by burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.
For online condolences, please visit http://www.HonorOne.com.
Victor Joseph Siekierzynski, 80, of Schofield passed away peacefully on July 27, 2019, under the care of Interim HealthCare Hospice at Tender Reflections Assisted Living in Weston.
He was born March 25, 1939, to the late Kasmir and Anna (Zielica) Siekierznski. He is preceded in death by a sister, Genevieve J. Glatczak. He is survived by his wife, Georjean; daughter, Sally (Doug) Braun; granddaughter, Cortney (Jason) Wadzinski; grandson, Isaak Tauer; brothers, Edwin (Charlotte)Siekierzynski, Joe (Lorraine) Barnett, Henry Siekierzynski, Adam (Marlene) Siekierzynski; and sister, Irene Kuckuczka.
He married the love of his life, Georjean H. Bargender, on Aug. 30, 1961. Victor had talents in many skilled trades working in welding, construction, ready-mix concrete, sand and gravel trucking, logging and firewood sales, and window manufacturing. Victor enjoyed participating in recreational activities from competing in chainsaw competitions to snowmobile racing, four-wheeling, plowing snow and boating. Victor’s most recent passion was fishing and this suited him well because he was always one to tell a good “fish” story. We will miss his animated stories, his mischievous smile and his love for kids.
A service of remembrance in celebration of Victor’s life was held Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m., at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home in Schofield. Online condolences can be made at http://www.Honorone.com.
William “Bill” Stead
William “Bill” Stead of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones early Saturday morning, July 27, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to Burdett E. Stead and Eva M. King, and was raised between Oshkosh and Waco, Texas. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1956 and enlisted in the military where he served six years between the Air Force and National Guard as a communications operator.
Upon completion of his military career, he moved back to Texas and worked several years at the Waco and Fort Worth Zoo. Working with the great apes at the zoo was the most rewarding job he ever had besides being a Dad to his three girls.
Bill became a dad at the age of 20 to his first beautiful daughter, Karen. He later moved back to Wisconsin and in 1969 he married the love of his life, Sharon Vaughn, where he was blessed with two more beautiful daughters, Tracey and Denise. Bill always felt that his greatest accomplishment was being a wonderful dad to his girls, and he certainly was. To them, he was the apple of their eye, the man they would always compare other men too, and the one they could look up to and count on. He did anything he could for them and he was wrapped around their little fingers. He knew it, too, and loved it. He was a great “Buppa” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He spent many hours attending hockey, football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse games for his grandsons. He also attended many dance recitals and varsity dance team performances for his granddaughters. He really enjoyed watching his grandkids participate in their activities.
Bill retired from Wausau Homes at 68 and then spent his days with his love Sharon in Tomahawk. In 2008, Sharon passed away and Bill remained in Tomahawk. A few years later he met and spent several years with a special friend, Patty.
Bill is survived by his three daughters: Karen (Bob) Lovelace of China Springs, Texas, Tracey (Brian) Justen, and Denise (Rick) Pufall of Mosinee, Wisconsin; his 10 grandchildren: Dustin, Jeremy, Dane, Krystal, Ricky, Valarie, Kaylyn, Wyatt, Hunter and Gunner; his five great-grandchildren: Easton, Riley, River, Sawyer and Charli. He is also survived by his sister, Sally Nelson; and one brother, James Stead. He is survived by five loving nieces and nephews in Texas: Justin Stead, Carol (Jeff) Fox, Gena Stead, Burnadette Stead, and Johnny (Melissa) Stead whom he truly adored and they equally adored him and thought of him as not only an uncle but a great father figure. Bill always had kind words and love to share, and his door was always open for anyone.
He was preceded in death by his true love Sharon; his parents; two sisters; best friend/brother-in-law, Gordon (Putt) Nelson; and many friends. He truly was an amazing man and anyone who was lucky enough to know him, knew it.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ahmed and her staff from Ascension Oncology for the great care they provided to their dad. A very special thank you to Julie B. from Ascension Hospice for all she did to keep him comfortable in his final hours.
A Celebration of Life will be held to honor Bill on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, from noon – 4 p.m. at Pit Stop Bar and Grill in Mosinee, Wisconsin.
The Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit http://www.HonorOne.com.
Jerome “Jiggs” Resch
Jerome “Jiggs” Joseph Resch, 83, of Birnamwood, Wisconsin, went home to his heavenly Father on Friday, July 26, 2019, after an illness, with Ministry Hospice and his family at his side.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1935, in Birnamwood, to the late Charles and Margaret (Keough) Resch, and graduated from Birnamwood High School in 1953. He was united in marriage to Marion Jozwiak, in Hatley, on Jan. 19, 1957. She survives.
Jerome was in the ceramic tile business until his retirement. He loved spending time at his cottage on Pelican Lake for many years; playing and coaching B.A.B.A. baseball in his younger years; hunting in Buffalo County; watching the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers. He was a faithful man and his religion meant a lot to him.
Survivors also include his children, Mike (Sue) Resch of Richmond, Virginia, Pamela Walkowski of Birnamwood, Patrick Resch (special friend Julie) of Duluth, Minnesota, Tamara Resch (special friend Paul) of Green Bay; his grandchildren, Nicole and Amanda Resch, Cory and Ryan Walkowski, Collin, Kyle and Kristin (Sean), Kayla (Craig) and Morgan; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Oliver, Azalia and Conor; brothers, David Resch, Floyd (Gloria) Resch; sisters, Mary Ellen Mackagy and JoAnn Rucinski.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jimmy; and sister, Phyllis Lex.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, St. Philomena Catholic Church in Birnamwood. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with Mass at 11 a.m. The Rev. Vicente Llagas will officiate.
The Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit http://www.HonorOne.com.
Richard “Dick” Steele
Richard “Dick” Carl Steele, 97, of Wausau, Wisconsin, (formerly of Lansing, Michigan; Sarasota, Florida; and Vicksburg, Michigan) passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26, 2019, in Wausau, at Applegate Terrace under the care of hospice.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1921, in Lansing, Michigan, the son of the late Verne and Ruth (Baumbauer) Steele. Dick served as a 1st Lt. in the Army in World War II as a B-17 pilot. He flew missions out of Polebrook, England. After completing his required number of missions, he returned to the United States and served as a flight instructor, and was honorably discharged in 1945.
He married the love of his life, Mary Anna (Swift) on Sept. 25, 1946, in Lansing. They enjoyed 65 wonderful years together before she preceded him in death in 2011. Dick worked 42 years in Lansing at Oldsmobile as a vehicle styling and design engineer and at their proving grounds in Detroit. He was a member of the Lansing Masonic Lodge.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Larry Steele; three brothers, Verne Steele, Robert Steele and John Steele.
He is survived by his older sister, Jeanette Cooley (101) of Roanoke, Virginia; son, James Steele of Vicksburg, Michigan; daughter, Laurie (Scott) Wilson of Vicksburg, Michigan; son, Edward (Ann) Steele of Wausau; four grandchildren, Amy Steele, Michael (Lisa) Steele, Aaron (Angela) Wilson, and Adam Wilson; and five great-grandchildren, Julia Steele, Alana Steele, Tent Steele, Alison Wilson and Andrew Wilson; and many nieces and nephews.
Dick enjoyed watching football, baseball and golf on TV, and socializing and sharing stories with people and joking with them. He had a love for designing and building things that included constructing three homes and a cottage.
Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at http://www.HonorOne.com.
A private inurnment will be held at a later date at DeepDale Memorial Gardens in Lansing. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight www.neverforgottenhonorflight.org or to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Daniel H. Walder, 82 of the town of Franzen died on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at his home under the care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
He was born on April 21, 1937, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Henry and Phyllis (Saltz) Walder.
Dan was a United States Navy veteran serving from 1956 to 1958.
On May 14, 1960, Dan was united in marriage to Charlotte Wiesner at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Milwaukee. She survives.
The couple own a farm in the town of Franzen, where they raise registered Angus. Dan was a member of the American Angus Association. Dan loved his farm and the time spent with his family at the lake. He was a private pilot and enjoyed flying his Beachcraft Bonanza. Dan was a man of faith and was a great example of a family man. He often said, “My life is a fairytale.”
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte, and children, Tony (Carina) Walder and children, Erik (Liz), Christine and Alexander; Mark (Lisa) Walder and children, Heinrich and Emily (Dustin) Bonack; Claire (John) Mueller and children, Sam and Adam; Nick (Kim) Walder and children, Brennan, Michael, Scott (Samantha) and Nicholas; Pat (Bonnie Whitehouse) Walder and Edward (Sarah) Walder and children, Lilliann, Brooke, Charles and Joseph; two great-grandchildren, Henry and Scarlett and a brother, Fred (Marcia) Walder.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. Fr. Augustine Bentil will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.