Richard C. Schmitt

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Richard C. Schmitt

<p>Richard C. Schmitt found peace on Monday, June 10, 2024 at the age of 88.</p><p><br></p><p>He was born in Milwaukee to the late Harold and Elizabeth Schmitt and attended Gesu Grade School. Taking after his father, Richard started his career as a master electrician working at Buge Electric. He co-founded Ardell Electric in 1966, as an electrical contractor. He was a successful proprietor and served on numerous boards and committees, (including serving as a Past President of NECA) until he retired in 2002.</p><p><br></p><p>Richard’s greatest joy was spending time with his family including: annual Nascar and Indy racing events, yearly hunting trips and fishing adventures in Adams Friendship with his boys, traveling to warmer climates and family celebrations. His most cherished accomplishment was a live kidney donation to his daughter, Carrie, in 1977, when she was 13 years old. His kidney continues to sustain and live on in Carrie to this day.</p><p><br></p><p>Richard is survived by his children: Dave (Carol), Chris (Ron) Peters, Dan (Barb), Carrie (Greg) Konle, Mike (Beth), his 8 grandchildren: Kevin (Emily) Peters, Nicki (Kevin) Klepp, Christopher (Kat) Konle, Alicia (Rob) Norris, Betsy Konle, Max, Logan, and Rex, and his 9 great-grandchildren: Alex, Maddy, Hadley, Makenzie, Augie, Emerson, Thomas, Toni and Miriam, and his 4 stepchildren.</p><p><br></p><p>Richard is preceded in death by his wife Mary (nee Fairchild) and first wife Marlene (nee Fiedler), siblings Bernadine Brucklacher, Elaine Radiker, Joan and Joseph.</p><p><br></p><p>A Memorial Service will be held at Arlington Park Cemetery Chapel, 4141 South 27th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 4:30 PM, with a visitation from 3:00 PM until the time of service. Dinner and drinks to follow the memorial service.</p><p><br></p><p>Donations to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission are appreciated.</p>
December 14, 1935 - June 10, 202412/14/193506/10/2024
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June 18, 2024

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June 14, 2024

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Rest in peace Dick. We love you, miss you, and will keep you in our prayers.