Schmieden, Earl W., a kind, loving man of faith, passed away May 4, 2021, at the age of 99.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris; parents Arnold and Marie.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary Zarnke (Thomas), grandchildren Matthew (Rebecca), and Alyssa, great-grandchildren Kenzie, Caden, Gabby, Cael, and Oliver.
He was born in Wausau Wisconsin in 1921. He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in the Village of Maine. Earl served his country during World War II. Through the next 37 years, he simultaneously worked for the paper company and farmed. After retiring at 62, he took up ginseng farming for 10 years. After residing in Wausau for 96 years he moved to Minnesota to live with his daughter. During his time in Minnesota, he and his daughter enjoyed watching the Packers and Brewers, spending time with the family, going out to eat and visiting the casino periodically. He was full of life until the very end.
Funeral services will take place at 4:30 PM on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5304 N. 44ths Ave, Wausau. Pastor Dan Sire will officiate. Visitation will take place from 3:00 PM until the services at the church. Burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park at a later date, where military rites will be rendered. Family and friends may go to www.helke.com to express online condolences or words of remembrance.
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