William “Bill” R. Schmidt, 73, died on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. He was born in Milwaukee on May 28, 1949 to Robert William and Ramona Cecilia (nee: Harmon) Schmidt. Bill was a very proud 50 year member of the Operating Engineers Local 139. He was an avid sports fan with a special love for the Brewers and NASCAR. On September 13, 1969, he married Darlene Oberbrunner. Bill will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 53 years, Darlene. Together they raised 8 children: Bill (Carrie), Diane (Mike) Curtis, Joe (Anne), Wendy (Ron) Abts, Tim (Joelle), Mike (Alisha), Katie (Abe) Camacho and Linsy Schmidt (Shaq). He is further survived by 25 dear grandchildren and 7 siblings: Connie (Bill) Cosgrove, Dan (Jackie), Larry (Nancy), Norb (Heidi), Judy (Bill) Bohlman, Bob (Cherie), Kathy (Rick) Lubenow; and his brother-in-law Mike (Linda) Oberbrunner, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Millie Oberbrunner.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N Moreland Blvd Waukesha from 3:30 PM until 7:30 PM, with a prayer service at 7:30. Please wear your Milwaukee Brewer attire. Visitation will continue on Monday, December 12, 2022 from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM funeral Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Apostle Cemetery. Memorials in Bill’s name are appreciated to UW Health Cancer Center at Prohealth Care N16 W24131 Riverwood Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188 or to Operation Finally Home-Wisconsin.
THE FUNERAL MASS WILL BE LIVESTREAMED AND BE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK BEGINNING AT 10:45 a.m.