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Paul Michael Schmidt

May 18, 1950 - Oct 23, 2020


Paul M. Schmidt, age 70, of Sheboygan died on Friday October 23, 2020 at Froedtert Hospital with his loving family by his side, due to complications of kidney failure. He was born in Antigo, WI on May 18, 1950 the son of the late Orville and Marie (Wissbroecker) Schmidt. Paul graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School. On July 17, 1976 he was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Zimbal at St. Peter Catholic Church. He was a current member of St. Peter Parish where he was a former eucharistic minister and greeter. His parish family was very dear to his heart. Paul was employed at Tecumseh Products, die cast division for 34 years. After Tecumseh closed, he continued to stay in touch with his work friends and their friendship has grown. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, going up north snowmobiling and four wheeling. He enjoyed archery and belonged to the Sheboygan Falls Bow Hunters Club. He was a big Packer fan, Brewer fan and Badger fan. We cannot forget Paul watching the Western Channel.
Paul is survived by his loving wife Barbara, daughter Sara Jennerman (Chuck Jines) of Sheboygan and son Michael Schmidt of Sheboygan. He adored his beautiful granddaughters, Carly, Hailey, and Shelby grandsons Brandon Jennerman and Derek Jines who was his best buddy. Also, Chelsea McNellis, who he loved and was thought of as another granddaughter. He is further survived by a sister Lois Larson of Winneconne, brother Jim (Deb) Schmidt of Sheboygan, brother-in-law Wally Dvorak of Sheboygan Falls, sisters-in-law Ann (Randy) Reineking of Sheboygan Falls, Caroline (John) Opgenorth of Sheboygan Falls, Lillian (Gary) Fischer of Sheboygan, Kathy (Gerry) Salm of Newton, brother-in-law Jerome (Geri Jean) of Sheboygan. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Elmer and Germaine Zimbal, brothers Donald, Edmund and Herman, his sisters Ruth Schmidt and Ellen Dvorak. His brothers-in-law Monte Larson, Gerald Zimbal and Edward Zimbal.
A visitation will be held on Thursday October 29, 2020 at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan from 4-7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday October 30, 2020 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church 1439 S. 12th Street Sheboygan from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Fr. Bob Lotz will officiate with Deacon Mike Burch assisting. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
Online condolences may be expressed at

The Schmidt family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Parikh and Dr. Krystowiak and to the staff of Froedtert Hospital for the compassion and care given to Paul.


Date: Thursday Oct 29, 2020
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]


Date: Friday Oct 30, 2020
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Friday Oct 30, 2020
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]



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Mike and family. My deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda (Meisner) Whisman

Dennis & Mary Ellen Reineking

Barb and family, We want to extend our sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your husband, Father, and Grandpa. We want you to know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. God is with all of you now and forever and Paul is with Him. Sincerely, Dennis and Mary Reineking

Deb Morrelle

My deepest sympathies to you and your family! I am praying for you for strength and peace during this difficult time. Peace be with you!

Joan Bogenschuetz

My Deepest Sympathy Barb and family. I will never forget his smile greeting me in church on Sundays. He will truly be missed. A big hug to you Barb.

Frederick Strassburger

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Paul always had a great smile on his face whenever I greeted him at church. I’m certain that he is now smiling upon all of you. Rest In Peace, good and faithful servant.

Gerald and Tammy Kaiser

Dear friend Barb, We are very sorry indeed for your terrible loss. You are in our prayers