Nancy Lee Schmidt

OXFORD/PORTAGE – Nancy Lee Schmidt, age 81, of Oxford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2024, surrounded by her loving family, at Our House Senior Living in Portage.

Nancy was born on April 29, 1942, in Portage, Wisconsin, the daughter of Lester and Margaret (Portzen) Achterberg. Nancy married Willis Edwin Schmidt, Sr., on April 11, 1959, in Portage, Wisconsin. She worked for Columbia County for many years.  Nancy was a “social butterfly” and loved to talk. She made friends with everyone she met, often hosting parties in her garage.  She loved to play cards, especially Euchre, and enjoyed fishing, too.

She is survived by her children, Susanne (Jim) Culbertson, Chris Schmidt, Willie (Nancy) Schmidt, Jr., and Joseph Schmidt; grandson, Tim (Jessica) Schmidt and their children, Anthony, Logan, Vanessa, and Liam; granddaughter, Emily Schmidt and her friend, Austin; sister, JoAnn Russell; Nancy’s special friend, David Boehmke; other relatives and many friends.  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Willis; grandson, Cody Schmidt; and other relatives.

A Celebration of Life will be at 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at JJ’s Fireball Lanes in Portage.  Inurnment will be private.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Our House and St. Croix Hospice.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.