David Schmitz

David Matthew "Dave" Schmitz

Monday, January 15th, 1973 - Saturday, September 5th, 2020
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David M. “Dave” Schmitz, 47, of Pleasant Prairie, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on January 15, 1973, in Kenosha, he was the son of Bernie and Fran (Iaquinta) Schmitz. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School and St. Norbert College where he continued his hockey career.

On October 10, 1998, he married Lissa Sevick at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and 306 Club. He enjoyed coaching his boys’ hockey and baseball teams, playing hockey, and working. He loved playing hockey in the backyard with his boys. Dave was very proud of his daughter starting college at Marquette University this fall. His kid-ish smile lit up the room. Dave owned and managed Highway C Service Outdoor Power Equipment for over 30 years, with his dad and his brother, Mike.

Dave is survived by his wife, Lissa Schmitz of Pleasant Prairie; three children, Alyssa, Jack and Connor Schmitz; his parents, Bernie and Fran Schmitz of Pleasant Prairie; two brothers, Mike Schmitz and Jeff (Karmella) Schmitz both of Kenosha; sister-in-law, Christina (Karnes) Carranza; and brother-in-law, Robert Harold Karnes. He is further survived by other loving family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. James Santarelli, Dr. Malik Bandealy, and the staff at Hospice Alliance for all of their wonderful care.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 18th at Little League Park, 3800-42nd Street, Kenosha, 53144, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for Dave’s children’s education would be appreciated. Please make checks out to Lissa Schmitz and mail to Highway C, 13325 Wilmot Rd, Kenosha, WI 53142.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. 262 654 3533
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    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Little League Park
    3800-42nd Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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John Deere - Customer & Product Support

Posted at 10:45am
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Dave Sleyster

Posted at 01:33pm
My sincere condolences to Lissa and the entire Schmitz family. I’ve known Dave since St. Mary’s and played baseball with him at St. Joes. Every memory I have of him makes me smile and especially laugh. Dave was hilarious! We both played in the outfield together and I recall his baseball references including “can of corn” & “red palm”. I enjoyed watching him play drums with Fred on guitar in his basement. I just thought of him yesterday while mowing the lawn with my John Deer he recently serviced. God Bless you all and rest easy Dave.

The Seveys

Posted at 05:13pm
Carl and Marilyn Sevey and Son, John Sevey
We send our sympathy to Bernie and Fran and all of the family for the loss of David. We have known all of the guys since grade school at St. Marys. Many trips were made to the store and we always received the best service from them. Whether we needed parts or a snowblower, they always had what was needed. We are sorry for you loss. You are in all our thoughts and prayers.

Frank Mauser Srr Sr

Posted at 04:11pm
Our thoughts and prayers go to the family. we have known Bernie and Fran for many years and Dave became our go to guy for anything John Deere. He knew his product. So sorry for his family's loss. Frank and Della Mauser

Kevin McBride

Posted at 02:19pm
I was shocked to hear of Dave’s passing. What an absolute tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave and his family. I was fortunate to be able to play hockey with Dave at St. Norbert. We were not the best team but we had a great time win or lose. That was because of great guys like Dave. He could lift your spirits with a simple smile or funny comment. If you were near Dave you were probably laughing and having a great time. Anyone who met Dave liked him. I feel truly blessed for the short time I got to spend with him. He will be missed. Kevin McBride

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