John Allen Schmid, born August 10, 1937 lived a full & splendid life until he was called home on May 10, 2022. Married to his beloved wife for 58 years until her passing on June 2, 2021, he too battled with cancer until his body said no more. John graduated from Monticello High School in 1955 and on December 29, 1962 married his sweetheart, Sharon Coplien. He devoted his career to the Air Force having served 22 years where he retired as a Master Sargeant in 1978; at that time, he was stationed in Oklahoma. Then he & Sharon returned to Wisconsin with their 2 girls, Deena & Danelle for the next chapter of their lives. John enjoyed bowling in the Thursday night Albany men's league, being a member of the Masonic Lodge & the VFW, & most of all serving on the pit crew for car #85, Don Trapp Racing. After retirement John & Sharon enjoyed camping and being snowbirds in Texas. Many memories and stories have come from those times that John will tell with a gleam in his eye.
John is survived by his daughters, Deena Schmid and Danelle Schmid, Danelle’s husband Todd, beloved grandson – Tucker, & bonus grandchildren Nate, Emma, Aiden, Kaden, & Peyton. He is also survived by his nieces JoGena Howlett (Tom) & Kathy Pompo (Gary), and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Kubly Schmid. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon, brother, Eugene “Gene”, & mother Gertrude (Affolter) Schmid Anderson; step father Dewey Anderson; and father Merlin Schmid.
John liked to have a good time, tell a good story, & re-live a happy memory. He served for the freedoms our country and his wish is that we never forget those who served, cherish the flag & our country in solidarity, & to be thankful for all we have; also, have some fun, gamble a little (or a lot), enjoy a nice meal & cocktail, & be grounded in your faith.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am Thursday, May 19, 2022 with Pastor Jeff Meyer officiating at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home in Monroe. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service, at the funeral home. A military burial will take place after the service at the Monticello Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the Monroe Hospice team for their care & love, & for allowing
John to have his dignity in the final days. You are angels.
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