Fredrick A. Schmidt
August 22, 1922 - November 23, 2006
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Tuesday 11/28, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Tuesday 11/28, 6:00 pm

Schmidt, Fredrick A. Fredrick A. Schmidt, 84, of Appleton, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, November 23, 2006. He was born August 24, 1922, to the late Fred G. and Laura M. (Krebs) Schmidt in Berlin, Wisconsin. Fred was a self-taught career artist. He started his career as a store window dresser at H. C. Prange Company.…

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Robert Schmidt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Aunt Betty and cousins, I write with mixed feelings, first certainly to acknowledge and share the sadness of the loss, but also with the joy found in memories and the lasting impressions made so long ago. I admired Fred’s enthusiasm, his wonderful lighthearted nature, his ever-present smile and laughter, his creative spirit, and the attention to detail that he expressed in his work. I have often thought of him and his work as I have prepared illustrations and renderings of projects as part of the work that I do as an architect. I recall with fondness the gathering of the Schmidt families at their various homes for holidays and special occasions, but especially Thanksgiving in Appleton, with kids running in and out of the house while mothers were busy in the kitchen preparing turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, all of the fixings and relishes, and pies. Pies of all types, what ever your favorite, it was there. There was more food than I had ever seen prepared in one house. Everyone ate until they were full, and still we all seemed to take food home. There was goodness, and there was plenty. It was my real life experience of the story of loaves and fishes. What a blessing. Thinking of all of you and remembering Fred. Bob Schmidt
Pearl Beane left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Betty and family: My sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Fred. He was a fun person to be around, and he sure knew how to draw. In fact, I have two of his works from Berlin hanging in my living room. I have been so happy to have them all these years, and now the drawings will mean even more to me. God's blessings to all of you. Pearl (Schroeder) Beane
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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