Leonard J. Schmidt, 97, of the Sauer Memorial Home and formerly of Beaver Dam, Wis., died Monday, August 18, 2003, at the Sauer Home.
Leonard was born in Cambria, Wis., on October 20, 1905, the son of William A. and Christiana (Schuhardt) Schmidt. On April 2, 1932, he was united in marriage to Anna M. Tews at St. Stephen's Parsonage in Beaver Dam, Wis. He resided in Beaver Dam until coming to Winona in November of 2000.
He first worked at Weyenberg Shoe of Beaver Dam for 21 years, then started to service TVs from his home, and from 1959-1978, operated Schmidt's TV and Appliance Store in Beaver Dam.
He is a member of Goodview Trinity Lutheran Church.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Anna, of the Sauer Home; a son, Ronald (Laura) Schmidt, of Garland, Texas; two daughters, Carol (Marvin) Niemeyer, of Rollingstone, Minn., and Alice Schmidt, of Winona; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a sister, Laura Huyck, of Beloit, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 21, at Goodview Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. James Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.
Casketbearers will be Marvin, Melvin and Matthew Niemeyer, Brian Moore and Richard Frick.
Memorials may be directed to Goodview Trinity Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services.