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Ronald A Schmitt
Jan. 5, 1949 - May 18, 2021
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, May 29, 2021
1:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Saturday, May 29, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Saturday, May 29, 2021
3:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
North Madison St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Ronald A Schmitt
Chilton, WI

Ronald A. “Ron” Schmitt, age 72, of Chilton died on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 following a long illness at Libby’s House in Chilton.  He was born January 5, 1949 in Charlesburg, Wisconsin, son of the late Joseph P. & Mary (Lodes) Schmitt.

Ron was a graduate of the 1967 class of Chilton High School and even before he graduated began his working career at Chilton Plating Company where he remained until it’s closure.  He later began working for Ornua Foods in St. John until his retirement in 2020.  

He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, formerly St. Mary Parish.  

Ron was a man who enjoyed the simple pleasures in life.  The Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers lost a life long fan because Ron continually followed the teams religiously.  Ron enjoyed music, especially listening to his juke box with the soothing sounds of polka, the music era of the 50’s and 60’s and always appreciated the works of Elvis Presley.  Ron never passed up an opportunity to attend an auction or a local yard sale to find treasures to add to his collection, or take a chance at a scratch off ticket while filling up his vehicle with gas.  

He is survived by his siblings, Agnes (Francis) Wenig, Monica Knauf, Albert (Cindy) Schmitt, & Loretta Heller.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Kenneth Schmitt; his brothers-in-law: Thomas Knauf & Harold Heller and his special friend: Myrtle Longrie.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton with Rev. Michael Betley officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chilton.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 29, 2021.  Those who wish to watch a livestream of the service, view flowers given to the family, or see a recording of the service in the future can do so by clicking HERE

Ron’s family would like to thank the staff at Libby’s House, the Calumet County Health & Homecare Staff as well as everyone at the Ascension Oncology Team for all of the care and compassion that was shown to Ron and his family.  

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Ronald A. “Ron” Schmitt.
Ron was a very loyal and wonderful employee. He was always very kind to Clyde and Alice McNeely, and very tolerant of Jim McNeely. I hope he knows how much he was appreciated.
The remaining McNeely's have him in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon McNeely,
Alex McNeely,
Carol (formerly McNeely)

The McNeely group (Chilton Plating) - June 2, 2021


I remember walking past his house on Reed St.,stopping to talk to him and he would always talk about his record collection. He was very proud of them and also he would tell me that when Monica would come “help” clean at his place that she would want to throw all his treasured records out and he would have to watch her very closely!!!??? Very nice person to talk to. My condolences to all the family.

Nancy Mueller (Friend) - May 28, 2021


Please except or condolences on Ron's passing .
We are saddened to hear of Ronny's passing Jay has the joy of working with Ron for 26 years at Chilton Plating Co. Ronny could always be found working hard there always on the run . He always made sure things got done . He will be remembered as a friendly but shy man who loved to talk sports and totally loved his huge record collection and would do anything for you .
May you rest in peace now Ronny ????

Jay & Lisa Schwarz (Friends) - May 21, 2021


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