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Duwaine Schmidt

Duwaine Clarence Schmidt, age 82, of Sheboygan, WI, and formerly of Keshena, WI, went home to be with His Lord in heaven on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Duwaine, “Dewey”, was born in Gillett, WI, July 8, 1936, son of the late Clarence Schmidt and Lucille (Muth) Schmidt Perow. His family moved to Sheboygan where Dewey lived for many years, following a three year stint in the U.S. Navy. Duwaine owned his own service station & car repair center for 20 years. He later worked in management for the Kohler Company, and after enjoying a brief time of selling cars, he ended his career by managing the Sheboygan County Thrift Stores for the Salvation Army.

Duwaine and his wife, Sharon, were married in 1980. They retired to the northwoods on Legend Lake in 2002, where they enjoyed fishing and boating and many summer visitors, as well as the Florida snowbird life in the winters. Dewey loved the Lord, his family and friends, his garden and his workroom ~ and the Packers. He will be missed by those who knew him best and loved him most ~ his wife and family.

Duwaine is survived by his wife, Sharon (Lindblad) Schmidt of Sheboygan, his daughter, Victoria (Joel) Ruetten of Green Bay, his daughter Heidi (Matt) Wallner of Sheboygan, his son, Peter (Andy) Schmidt of Brown Deer and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by surrogate daughter, Claudia Held and her daughter, Megan, of Sheboygan. Also, dear to his heart were Tina von Stritzky and her daughter Annika of Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Schmidt and Lucille Schmidt Perow, his stepfather, Richard Perow, and his brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Dorothy Schmidt.

A memorial service for Duwaine C. Schmidt will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 1710 N. 15th Street, Sheboygan, on Monday, July 30, 2018, with Pastor Gary Hylander officiating. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m..

Military honors will be accorded by VFW Post #9156.

Online condolences may be expressed at

A memorial fund has been established in Duwaine’s name for Sheboygan County Campus Life.

Services Rendered by: Reinbold Novak Funeral Home

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