THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lorraine A. Schmidt
Issue Date: November 21, 2018
Lorraine A. Schmidt, 96, of Peshtigo, formerly of Athelstane, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
Born Dec. 7, 1921 in the Town of Washington, to the late Louis and Hedwig Hahn, she married Ralph Schmidt in Gresham on Oct. 16, 1948 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1979.
She was the epitome of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13, Love is patient, love is kind. She cherished her family, enjoyed baking and was known for her apple pies. She had a giving, loving and kind spirit.
She is survived by three children, Bonnie (Joseph) Novitski of Tomahawk, Sandy (Dean) Keibler of Illinois and Rev. Dennis (Ruth) Schmidt of Oconto; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Florence Schmidt of Shawano and many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Schmidt; a brother, Eldor Hahn and a sister, Ardis Waldoch.
Visitation will be held at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Dennis Schmidt, Rev. Kevin Hahn and Rev. Greg Waldoch officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery in Gresham.