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Michael L. Schmitz
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Obituary for Michael L. Schmitz

Michael L. “Mike” Schmitz, age 44, of Elkhart Lake, passed away on Friday morning (August 24, 2018) at Sheboygan Progressive Health Services.

His parents were blessed the day he was born in Sheboygan on December 11, 1973, son of Cindy (Cheney) Chouinard and the late Michael Schmitz. Mike graduated from Plymouth High School in 1991 and attended LTC in Cleveland.

On August 10, 2002, he married Kelly Groh and in 2006 they decided to part ways.

On April 30, 2001 the joy of his heart was born, Zander they have been thick as thieves ever since.

Mike started working as a carpenter for his good friend Dan Pierce. He later became self-employed for the last 12 years he was working.

He enjoyed raising animals on the farm: pigs, long horn steers, and cattle. He was always tinkering, both with cars and building things around the farm. He was also proud to be a huge Green Bay Packer fan through thick and thin.

Mike was a great big brother to Julie, Khris, Terri and Shelly, who had lived at the AFH that his mother ran for the last 20 years.

Most of all, Mike enjoyed spending time with his son and partner in crime: Zander.

He is survived by: Son: Zander Schmitz and Mother: Cindy Chouinard, both of Elkhart Lake.
He is also survived by other relatives and many good friends.

Mike will be greatly missed by his companions, Fiona, Chloe and Irma all loved him dearly

Mike was preceded in death by: His father; Maternal grandparents: Bob and Rosie Cheney; and Uncle Bobby and his beloved dog: Bella.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday (August 28, 2018) at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Visitation will take place from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. with a prayer service taking place at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Dale Miller of Salem Plankroad United Church of Christ will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Mike’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

Mike’s family would like to thank Rick for always being a best friend and helping whenever we needed him and also a special thanks to the staff of Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Hospital for the care that was given to him.

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Plymouth, WI 53073





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