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Joseph H. Schmidt

Joseph H. Schmidt

Joseph H. Schmidt age 60 of Altoona, passed away Wednesday July 14, 2021, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Joe was born February 11, 1961, in Minnesota.  He was the son of Delwin H. and Marjorie (King) Schmidt and grew up in the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire areas.

Due to early onset Dementia, Joe’s work career was cut short.  Joe enjoyed fishing, watching hockey, football, food, beer, music and cooking.  He had a passion for doing outdoor landscaping, copper wire and driftwood sculptures.

Joe is survived by his soulmate, Carol Ann Frank Solberg of Altoona; his mother, Marjorie Schmidt; five brothers, Dave (Jill), Dan (Sandy), Jeff, Gary, Greg (Meridith) Schmidt; one sister, Cathy (Wes) Van Nurden;  a special niece, Christina (Paul) Leavell.  Joe is further survived by, Harold (Linda) Frank, Neil (LouAnn) Frank, David Frank and Julie Frank.

He is preceded in death by his father, Delwin; Eugene and Evelyn Frank and Linda Frank Holden

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday July 20, 2021, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.


  1. Kim Lewis

    Deepest condolences to Carol Ann and the rest of Joe's family. Joe and I worked together at Polymer Technology for many years, where we shared a lot of laughs. I am so very sorry to learn of his passing.

  2. Joe Weber

    I worked with Joe at Phillips Plastics many years ago. He did his job very well and was fun to work with.

  3. Vicki Albu

    Condolences to Carol Ann and all of Joe's family and friends on the loss of a kind, fun-loving man who has passed away far too soon.

  4. Laura Thalacker

    I am so sorry read about Joe's passing. He was my supervisor at Polymer Technology. He was very knowledgeable and a great boss. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  5. JoAnn Trainor

    Sorry to hear this Carol Ann. Thoughts, prayers and love.

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