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Stanley M Schmitz
Dec. 29, 1926 - Mar. 11, 2019
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019
11:00 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, Mar. 15, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019
2:30 pm
St. Charles Catholic Cemetery
St. Charles Road
Charlesburg, WI
Prayer Services:
Friday, Mar. 15, 2019
8:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Stanley M Schmitz
Chilton, WI

Stanley M. Schmitz, age 92, of Chilton, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Calumet Ascension Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.  

He was born December 29, 1926, to Henry and Anna (Morgen) Schmitz. He attended St. Charles Grade School in Charlesburg and graduated from Chilton High School in 1944.

Stanley was drafted into the Army for the Korean War in 1951, and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant First Class in 1953.

On Sept. 15, 1956 he married Virginia Hoerl, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Charlesburg. Stanley and Virginia were members of St. Charles Catholic Church in Charlesburg and more recently, Good Shepherd of Chilton. Stanley belonged to the Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council #2556, Chilton Fraternal Order of Eagles #1288, New Holstein American Legion Post 124 and was a member of Catholic Knights.

Stanley worked for the cheese factory in Charlesburg and after being approached by a Surge representative, started a dairy equipment dealership in 1957. Stanley built a home in Charlesburg for his growing family and new business. His business quickly outgrew his garage, so he built a larger home for his ten kids and expanded his business, which today includes home appliances.  Eventually six of his children and his brother Eugene would join the business, now know as Stanley Schmitz, Inc. 

After work he could be found tilling his garden until the sun set on many summer days, and working deep into the evening on bookwork for his business. Stanley enjoyed work, but he most loved spending time with his family. Some of his favorite leisure activities were taking his children fishing on Sundays in Rockville, making popcorn and homemade French Fries, and dehydrating apples for the grandkids. He also was an avid Packers, Brewers and Cubs fan.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; his ten children, Tom (Debra) Schmitz of Brookfield, Ron (Margie) Schmitz of Chilton, Gary Schmitz of Chilton, Shirley (Pat) Olig of New Holstein, Pat (Sandy) Schmitz of Chilton, Wayne (Bev) Schmitz of Chilton, Bob (Lori) Schmitz of Chilton, Alan (Cristal) Schmitz of Aledo, TX, Nancy (Steve) Ebertz of Howards Grove, and Joe (Season) Schmitz of Ringle; 29 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; one brother Cyril (Janet) Schmitz of Charlesburg; and his sister-in-laws Angie Schmitz of Kiel, and Delores Schmitz of New Holstein. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends. 

Preceding him in death were his parents, two of his brothers, Jerome and Eugene, brother-in-law Melvin Hoerl, and his wife Delores, a niece and Goddaughter, Linda Hoerl, and a nephew Brian Schmitz.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Charlesburg.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, March 15, 2019 and on Saturday at the funeral home from 9:00 am until 10:30 am when family prayers will be held.  Prayer services will take place at the close of the visitation on Friday evening at the funeral home.  

Thank you to all Stanley’s customers and friends for the relationships formed over the years. The family would like to extend special thanks to the loving care that Mary Dietz, and the staff at Willowpark Place and Calumet Ascension Hospital provided to Stanley and family. 
Great guy, all were welcomed in his/their home. Our deepest sympathies in your time of loss.

Paul & Lynn Basler and family (Neighbor) - Mar. 20, 2019


So sorry for you loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

Mark and Lori Fagg - Mar. 20, 2019


I enjoyed Stanley very much. He was a great man. We knew each other from church , my dad, Clem, and through his business. He helped us a lot with our milk machine. My sympathy to the family. So sorry I missed the funeral. I didn't know he passed away until after the funeral. God Bless You. I will give money for a mass at Good Shepherd Parish. Please call the office to schedule. Thank you. Sincerely, Gerard Kolbe

Gerard Kolbe (Friend) - Mar. 19, 2019


I manager of the return goods department at Surge and later GEA.
My wife stopped to visit his dealership a few years ago on our way to a Packers game and we we're treat so good by Stanley and his family. He was most certainly the best dealership I had to deal with

David Daffinson (Working) - Mar. 18, 2019


Our sympathy to Virginia and family. Stanley and family are doing a great service to the community for a very long time. He always had a smile for everyone. May he rest in peace.

Art and Joyce Kopf - Mar. 16, 2019


My deepest condolences to Ginnie and all of the family. Many fond memories of Stanley in Charlesburg and at the new house. He was always there when we needed something on the farm. " Run down by Stanley " as dad used to say. Rest in Peace Stanley!

JAMES PETHAN (friend/neighbor) - Mar. 14, 2019


Thank you for your service in combat during the Korean War. I always enjoyed playing football on your yard in front of your Surge work facility with Al and many others. Rest In Peace. Say hello to my Mom and Dad. 💔🙏🇺🇸

Ed Pethan (Neighbor ) - Mar. 14, 2019


Stanley always fair and friendly, as all his family as well. we will be praying for all of you. RIP STAN

Tony Resch (customer) - Mar. 13, 2019


Sympathy to all of Stanley's
wonderful and loving family.
He was one of the most
honest and caring men who
ever lived. He passed those
attributes on to his family.
We have ALL of Stanley's
appliances in our home,
and their service is impeccable always.
He and his wife had a
magical marriage, and
their love for each other,
along with marvelous
memories will keep him alive, in their hearts forever.
Until we all meet again,
dear friend, may you
rest in peace.

Connie and Don Waldvogel (Friends) - Mar. 12, 2019


deepest sympathies and GODS blessings to you all.

don knaus - Mar. 12, 2019


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