Allen Oliver Schmidt, 84, of the town of Mitchell, died at his home Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, surrounded by his family.

Allen was born Nov. 3, 1929, to Alfred and Clarinda (Beimborn) Schmidt, town of Saukville, Ozaukee County.

He was baptized Nov. 17, 1929, St. John Lutheran Church, Newburg. He attended grades one-four at Lakeview School, town of Saukville, and grades five-eight at St John Lutheran, Newburg. He was confirmed and graduated June 6, 1943, by the Rev. Alfred Maaske, St. John Lutheran Church, Newburg.

Allen married Arlene Erber on May 22, 1948, at St. Martin’s Evangelical Church, Fillmore, officiated by the Rev. Winston Wernecke.

Allen thoroughly enjoyed farming, which he did his whole life. He also enjoyed reminiscing and telling stories with family and friends.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth, since 1963 and served on the church board when he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Dundee. He also served on various agricultural boards.

Allen is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Arlene; their children, Dian (Curt) Diener of Fredonia, Wayne (Lu- Ann) Schmidt of Plymouth, Lynn (Mike) Niver of Hubertus, Dawn (John) Spring of Plymouth, Joy (Brian) Thompson of Rogers, Minn., Kay (Tom) Hanson of Plymouth and Neal (Dianne) Schmidt of the town of Mitchell; grandchildren, Dean (Jill) Schmidt, Jeff (Aimee) Schmidt, Jim Klug, Matthew (Jilleen) Klug, Rebecca (Scott) Dvorachek, Ben (Amber) Schmidt, Tammy (Tyler) Schwochert, Joe (Dana) Schmidt, Chad (Steph) Helminger, Jill (Dan) Weltzien, Nick Cain, Katy (Andrew) Cain, Chris Thompson, Sam Thompson, Stacy (Derrik) Dippel, Bridget Hanson, Emily Hanson, Brad Hanson, Melissa (Ken) Wiesensel and Jeremy (Carla) Schmidt; 24 great-grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; sister, Sylvia (Kenneth) Braatz of New London; sisterin law, Lois (Donald) Neumann of Campbellsport and brother-in-law, Willis Erber of Janesville.

He was preceded in death by parents; great-granddaughter, Abigail Dvorachek; great-grandson, Kordell Dvorachek; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Erber.

Friends may gather at the Schneider Funeral Home, 123 South St., Plymouth, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 4-8 pm.

A funeral to celebrate his life will take place at 12 noon Thursday, Oct. 16, at St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth, with visitation one hour before the service. Lunch will be served immediately after the service with burial to follow at the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Allen O. Schmidt.

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The family would like to thank Dr. Kuttickat and his staff, the Visiting Nurse and Hospice associations and Gary Hesselink for his many visits.

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