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Kevin John Schmitt

December 12, 1967 — July 8, 2020

Kevin Schmitt age 52 of Chili, WI died unexpectedly Wednesday July 8, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center

Kevin was born December 12, 1967 in Chippewa Falls, WI to Sylvester and Jeanette (Meyer) Schmitt. He attended Stanley-Boyd High School. After leaving Stanley, Kevin settled into his forever residence in Chili, WI.

Kevin was a skilled craftsman in multiple trades. He took pride in his work, some would say he was meticulous in everything he did. Whether for himself or for others. Kevin will always be remembered for the man who would drop everything to help a neighbor in need. Kevin took pride in mentoring the younger generation of his many skills: from small engine repair, to vehicle repair/maintenance to carpentry. He especially prided himself in mentoring his grandchildren.

In his younger years Kevin was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. You could find Kevin enjoying the outdoors year-round, even if he complained of the weather at times. Kevin enjoyed cheering on the Packers either at the game or watching it with friends and family.

Kevin is survived by his longtime companion Brenda Van Ert. His mother Jeanette Geist of Boyd. Brothers Dave of Granton, Dan (Pam) Chippewa Falls, Steve (Tammy) Cadott, Jamie (Tina) Chippewa Falls. Daughter Melissa (Sam) Wampole of Thorp. Grandchildren Quintin, Preston, Khloe and Liam of Thorp. And a future great-granddaughter. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. And his furry little buddy Trigger (kitty-kitty). Extended family Brad, Ricky, Tracy, Amy and their families. Brenda’s parents Duane and Judy Van Ert.

He was preceded in death by his father Sylvester, step-father Tony Geist. Sister-in-Law AnnMarie Schmitt and nephew Jeremy Schmitt. Also preceded by Grandparents Andrew and Katie Schmitt and Victor and Irma Meyer, Grandma Ellen Taylor. Aunts and Uncles. And special Aunt Peggy.

A memorial service for Kevin will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday July 15, 2020 at Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Gesche Funeral Home. A light lunch will be served at the Neillsville American Legion following the service.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Kevin’s family with Funeral arrangements.

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service

4 S Grand Ave, Neillsville, WI 54456

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service

4 S Grand Ave, Neillsville, WI 54456

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