Arnold “Buck” Schmidt

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Arnold “Buck” Schmidt, 94, of Wallace, Mich. passed away at Roubal Care and Rehab Center on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. He was born July 9, 1925 at home in the Greenwood area to the late Ben and Lilian (Bauer) Schmidt. Buck joined the United States Army during the WWII conflict and served his country proudly from 1943 till 1946. On July 19, 1947 he married Eva Dragic she preceded him in death on July 21, 1989 he then married Lucille Lauerman on September 7, 1990 and she preceded him in death on February 1, 2000.
Buck worked at Menominee Paper for 40 years and retired June 2, 1987. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, VFW Post 1887 of Menominee and the United Paper Workers International Union Local 172 for 40 years. Buck greatly enjoyed going hunting, brook trout fishing and polka dancing.

Buck is survived by his son Douglas (Debbie) Schmidt of Wallace, Mich.; son-in-law Steve Tickler of Wallace, Mich.; 4 grandchildren Sharon (Jeff) Peretto, Brian (Kristy) Tickler, Heather (Michael) Lutz and Steve (Elizabeth) Schmidt. Buck is further survived by 8 great-grandchildren, his brother Jerry (Beverly) Schmidt and sister Dixie Egofske and many nieces and nephews.

Buck was preceded in death by his daughter Debra Tickler and brothers and sisters.

Visitation for Buck will be Friday, October 11, 2019 at Anderson-Diehm Funeral Home beginning at 10:00am until time of military honors presented by American Legion Post 43 of Stephenson, Mich. at 1:00pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 2:00pm at Precious Blood Catholic Church with Fr. Don Loskot officiating. Burial will be in the Mellen Township Cemetery.

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