Carol A. Schmidt, 83, Lee Lake, died Saturday morning, June 3, 2023 at Washington Square in Marinette. She was born January 7, 1940 in Milwaukee to Armin and Madeline (Lentz) Ott. Carol grew up in Milwaukee where she graduated high school.
On August 18, 1962 she married Gerald Schmidt in Milwaukee. Because of her husband’s military obligations, the couple lived in Kansas for two years following their marriage until returning to Milwaukee following his discharge. In the late 1970’s the family moved to Lee Lake where Carol was a devoted wife and mother. A devout Catholic, she played violin and sang in four different parishes in areas where they lived and also played the violin in local nursing homes with her good friend Carol. She was currently a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. Known as the “Flower Lady of Lee Lake” and having a soft heart for all animals, she enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, cooking for her family, feeding the squirrels and birds and shopping.
Survivors are her husband of 61 years, Jerry Schmidt Sr., Lee Lake; Liz (Joe) Johnson, Menominee, MI; Cathy (Matt) Steffens, Oconto Falls; Mary (Mike) Yashinsky, Spruce; eight grandchildren, Madelen (Cory) Jorgensen, Alison (Dylan) Caikowski and Lilly (fiancé Alex Cormia) Johnson; Matthew (Chelsey) Steffens, Emily (Thad) Marcheske and Isaac (Sierra) Steffens; Abigail (Tom) Ebenhoe and Alexis (Brad) Faucette; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Armin (Carol) Ott, Mequon; Dan (Sharon) Ott, New Berlin; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jerry Jr., one brother Otto Ott and one sister Gloria Warczak.
Visitation with the urn present will be held after 10:00 AM Friday, June 16, 2023 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12 noon Friday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Walter Stumpf officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Wencelaus Cemetery, Klondike.
The Schmidt family would like to thank Brazeau Rescue Squad, Unity Hospice, the Bellin Group, Washington Square and the neighbors and friends at Lee Lake for all their care and concern shown Carol and her family during their time together.