WKEB Obituaries Blog

Michael P. Schmitt


Michael P. Schmitt, 78, of Stetsonville, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at his home.

A funeral mass for Michael will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 10, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Patrick McConnell officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, November 10, 2023 from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.


Michael was born on March 21, 1945 to Virgel and Lucille (Wingad) Schmitt in Chippewa Falls. He graduated from Thorp High School and continued his education at NTC in Wausau, where he earned his Associates Degree in Accounting. He then went to work as an accountant for Peterson Construction in the mid 60’s. He worked there for 40+ years, until his retirement. He was also an accountant for a local logging firm and St. Vincent de Paul/Circle of Faith. He also drove school bus for Krug’s bus service for 20+ years.


He married Constance “Connie” Hartman on October 21 1977 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church; she preceded him in death on November 25, 2021.


Michael’s faith was very important to him. He was an active and involved member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knight of Columbus. He enjoyed camping and was a member of the Black River Rambler Camping Club, an avid car enthusiast. In his younger years, he joyed snowmobiling and curling. He loved to hunt deer in Phillips with his family. He will be remembered for his sense of humor.


Michael is survived by his children, Mark Hartman of McFarland, Audrey Peterson of St. Charles, MO, Judy (Pat) Vetterkind of Stetsonville, James Hartman of Florissant, MO, Dean (Heidi) Hartman of Wisconsin Rapids; grandchildren, Jenny (Steve) Rowlett of O’Fallon, MO, Joshua (fiancée Catherine Africano) Peterson of St. Peters, MO, Lisa (Clint) Suchomel of Wisconsin Rapids, Christopher Matthias of Wausau, John Hartman of Springfield, OH, and Joshua (Jessi) Hartman, of Buckeye, AZ; great-grandchildren, Jordan Rowlett, Grace Peterson, Scarlett Hartman, Mia and Westley Africano; siblings, Thomas (Barbara) Schmitt of Eau Claire, Dan Schmitt of Cadott, Patrick (Linda) Schmitt of Eau Claire, Jonas (Glenda) Schmitt of Janesville, and Kathleen (Lyle) Bourget of Two Rivers. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.


Michael was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Connie, son-in-law Mark Peterson, and sister-in-law, Carol Schmitt.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Michael’s name may be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church.


Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Please visit www.hemerfuneralservice.com to share condolences online.


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