David LeRoy Schmidt age 84 of New Richmond, Wisconsin died peacefully on March 3, 2018 in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving family. David was born on May 14, 1933 in Stillwater, Minnesota to Fred & Martha (Hintz) Schmidt. He was a graduate of Dunwoody Institute and attended the Globe Business College and the University of Minnesota. He served Honorably for the United States Army for two years. David enjoyed woodworking, gardening and fishing. He was a Manager of the Engineering Department at West Publishing for many years. David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bill & Robert, sisters, Lois Olson, Mary Bode, Kath Nehring and Rose Hillman. He is survived by his loving wife, Norma Jean (Estes) Schmidt of 62 years; children, Jon (Caroline), Todd (Natalie), Jeff (Nikki) and Debra (Walter) Bartz; brothers, Fred Schmidt and Richard (Patricia) Schmidt and known as Papa to his grandchildren, Nicholas, Alyssa, Brandon, Zachary and Conner Schmidt; also his several nieces, nephews and dear friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday March 7, 2018 from 4-7 PM at the Cullen Crea Funeral Home 307 South Arch Avenue New Richmond, Wisconsin.