Visitation4-8PM - Monday, August 12 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson
Funeral Services11AM - Tuesday, August 13 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hudson
Theodore ”Ted”” Joseph Schmitz Jr., age 73, of Hudson, WI, passed away on August 6, 2013.
Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Ted was born on September 23, 1939 in St. Paul, MN to Theodore Sr. and Evelyn (Hartigan) Schmitz. Following his graduation from Johnson High School in St. Paul, he enlisted in the United States Navy, to which he proudly served until 1960.
Proud member of Pipefitters for 50 years, and past board member. Achieved a teaching certificate at Purdue. Ted was a passionate golfer and avid outdoorsman. He also was a hockey coach for children’s athletics.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce; children: Tony (Karen), Terry (Vince) Running, Tom, Peter (Tracy), Paul (Lisa), and Barb; sisters, Evelyn Shelafoe and Kathy (Dick) Johnson; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and 7 nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on August 12, 2013 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on August 13, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson with a visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will take place following the service at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell Funeral Home of Hudson. (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com