MILLEDGEVILLE – Doris E. Schmidt, 85, of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born June 22, 1932, in Sparta, Wisconsin, to Fredrick and Louise (Fenske) Scholze. She married Gordon Schmidt on Dec. 19, 1948, in Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 2003.
Doris loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a cook for Milledgeville School District for 25 years, and a member of Milledgeville Methodist Church and Mothers Club.
She enjoyed polka dancing and working puzzles. She and Gordon cherished their time together while wintering in Florida for many years.
Surviving are her children, Michael (Nancy) Schmidt, Terry (Jo) Schmidt and Jo Anne Schmidt, all of Milledgeville, Brian Schmidt of Quincy Florida, and Tammy (Loren) Shuman of Lanark; three sisters, Lori (Darrel) Heinn of Stacy, Minnesota, Evie Sommerville of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, and Kathryn Broderick of Savanna; a brother, Raymond (Diane) Scholze of Guam; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, five brothers and two grandsons.
Visitation was at McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville. The funeral was Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milledgeville, with Sophia Hyon, pastor officiating. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery in Milledgeville.
A memorial has been established.