Thursday, January 13, 2011


AGE: 77

ADDRESS: 240 N. Main Street Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:05 A.M. Thursday, January 13 at his residence with his wife, Joanne, at his side and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 15 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

VISITATION AT: 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, January 15 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 27, 1933 in Park Falls, WI

EDUCATION: Attended St. Anthony DePadua Catholic School and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1951. Larry received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and he did his post graduate work at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: May 2, 1970 at the Chapel of the Salvatorian Seminary, St. Nazianz, Wisconsin to Joanne E. Severson and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Larry served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the end of the Korean War. In 1961 he moved to Medford where he was employed by Medford Area Schools as a teacher, counselor and school psychologist, retiring in 1989. His faith and family were of utmost importance in his life. He enjoyed people and he epitomized the phrase “he never knew a stranger”. His favorite pastimes were fishing and golfing.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Joanne E. Schmidt of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS: Donald (Johnni) Schmidt of Dayton, Ohio and James of Amery, WI
Sister-In-Laws: Jeri Schmidt of Park Falls, WI, Ann “Click” Schmidt of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Mary Schmidt of Lombard, Illinois, Ann Schmidt of Hayward, WI and Vody Habermann of Hurst, Texas
Brother-In-Laws: John Rybak of Butternut, WI, Glenn (Carolyn) Severson of Lantana, Texas and Roger (Linda) Severson of Yakima, Washington
Also survived by Many Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Marion (Willard) Newell, Rose Marie (Quentin) Hoth, Angeline (Richard) LaRose, Margaret Rybak, Richard, John, Gerald and Robert Schmidt
Sister-In-Law: Sharon Schmidt


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Larry’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic School 215 S. Washington Street Medford, WI 54451
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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