William G. Schmitt
DANE – Bill G. Schmitt, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born on March 24, 1936, the son of the late John and Martha (Pape) Schmitt. Bill began his hard work ethic early by helping on the family farm on Lavina Rd in Dane. He then hauled milk until being drafted in 1958. He proudly served his country with the US Army, joining the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” Division and was attached to the Army Strategic Air Command until his honorable discharge. Bill then chose to return to Dane and with his brother Lawrence, they owned and operated the “Sportsman Bar” for over 24 years. He shared many great memories and made many great friends during this time in the bar business. Everyone loved hearing his “wild” stories and learning of all his shenanigans. Bill met the love of his life, Alice Skrum and they were married on Sept. 3, 1966 and shared 54 memorable years. After selling the bar where he gave out a lot of “bulls#!t”, Bill ended up working with the other “studs” at ABS Global! There he loved going to work every day where he made many more great friends.
Bill had a variety of interests including his loves of gardening, cooking, deer hunting, road trips and especially enjoyed playing cards with his buddies, Jack, John, and Ron. He will be greatly missed by many; however, the wonderful memories remain.
In addition to his wife Alice, survivors include his children, Patty (Ron) Lochner, Mike and Bill, Jr.; six grandchildren, Lindsey, Brady and Kaylen Schmitt, and Allison, Emma and Drew Lochner; his brother, Bob and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence, George, and Earl.
A private service will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Parish at St. Michaels Church in Dane. A public celebration honoring Bill will be arranged later.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Agrace Hospice or the Blessed Trinity Parish.
“Bye my boyfriend, until we meet again.”
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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