Gloria J. Schmidt, 85, Green Bay, passed away peacefully to be with her heavenly family on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at the home of her niece. She was born on June 30, 1936, in Manitowoc to the late Elmer and Genevieve (Hilke) Vetter. On January 9, 1954, she married Arnold Schmidt in Sheboygan. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2014. Gloria will be remembered for her friendship and generosity to her family, friends and many community causes. Along with her husband, Arnie, she contributed much of her time and talent to improve the community of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. As owner of Bay Industries, Inc., she was an integral part of its success.
She is survived by her sons, Randall (Deborah) Schmidt and Daniel Schmidt; grandchildren, Kristy (David) Smits, Bradley (Brenda) Schmidt, Sara Schmidt, Laura Schmidt, Elizabeth (Richard) Bank and Francis Melody; great grandchildren, Archer Wylie, Hudson Wylie, Abby Smits, Emily Smits, Cloey Smits, Henry Schmidt, Arnie Schmidt, Ruthie Schmidt, Sabrina Bank and Noah Bank; sister-in-law, Gwynn Vetter; nieces and nephews, Tammy (Mark) Welles, Kurt Vetter, Jeffrey Hahn and Mitchell Hahn; dear friends, Mary Ellen (Shane) Graham and Katie (Eric) Stanczak; and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Schmidt; sister, Marlene Vetter; and brother, Douglas Vetter.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason, on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parish wake service 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Tom Mahoney. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 11 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 710 N. Baird St., with The Most Reverend David L. Ricken officiating. Rev. Mark Mleziva, Rev. Jose Lopez, Rev. Tom Farrell and Deacon Tom Mahoney concelebrating. Private entombment will take place at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.