William J. Schmitz, 66, Crivitz resident, died Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Rennes Health Care Center in Peshtigo. He was born to the late William and Elizabeth (Holz) Schmitz, April 28, 1947, in Marinette.  
William served in the Army in Danang, Vietnam. He was employed by K S Kolbenschmidt US Inc. for 37 years. He married Cheryl Dionne in Marinette and she preceded in death in 2001. William loved being with his family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors also his cars and animals. 
Surviving are two sons: Jason of Crivitz and Joshua of Marinette; six sisters: Dorothy Dudkiewicz of Crivitz, Joyce (Dick) Ledvina of Wausaukee, Sharon Edlebeck of Wausaukee, Jo Ann (Dewey) Spencer of Green Bay, Janet Schmitz of Crivitz and Diane Schmitz of Abrams; and one brother, Steven Schmitz of Middle Inlet. Preceded in death by an infant daughter, Billie Jo and one brother, Ernest Schmitz.
 Friends may call at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz, Tuesday, November 19, from 4 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 6 p.m. American Legion Post of Loomis will have Military Rites.