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Emil Jacob Schmoker
Town of Vinland, Wisconsin
Emil Jacob Schmoker, age 91, of the Town of Vinland, died Friday, July 10, 2009 at Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh. He was born March 31, 1918 in the Town of Vinland to the late Jacob and Anna (Wiesner) Schmoker. On June 27, 1942 Emil married Marciel Bruss and they farmed in the Town of Vinland, and in 1963 they were awarded the Winnebago County Outstanding Farm Couple. Starting in 1938 Emil was part of the original group that was the combined fire department for the towns of Vinland, Winneconne, Poygan, and the Village of Winneconne; in 1959 he became the first chief of the Vinland Volunteer Fire Department, serving as chief, then assistant chief, before retiring from the department in 1968. He also served as a Town of Vinland Supervisor, was a director for the Winnebago County Farm Bureau, and was a Vinland Town Mutual Insurance Director. Emil was a member of the St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church in Winneconne. Emil enjoyed hunting, horses, dancing to the music of the Big Bands, and he seldom missed any local farm auction.
Emil is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marciel Schmoker, of Oshkosh; children, Jacqueline (Patrick) Tyers, Joanne (Gerald) Forseth, Jiliane (Fred) Mueller, Jerrold (Carol) Schmoker, and Jay (Sue) Schmoker, all of rural Oshkosh; his grandchildren, Danette (Andrew) Leslie, Tara (Joseph) Hoffman, Clint Forseth, Brad Forseth, Megan Mueller (fiancé, Ryon), Adam (Fawn) Mueller, Jamie Kempf, Amber (Steve) Tritt, Jason (Kelly) Schmoker, Jeffrey Schmoker (special friend, Jen), Luke Schmoker, and Sarah Schmoker; great-grandchildren, Graham, Christopher, and Alexander Leslie, Paige Kempf, Benjamin and William Hoffman, Chloe and Avarie Tritt. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, June (Richard) Kleinschmidt, Lula (Dallas) Krueger; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Krueger, Harold Haack, Don Eichsteadt; and nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, Emil was also preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law, Flora and Ed Berndt, Olga and Earl Buser, Alma and Denver Buser, Lillian Schmoker, and Rose and Howard Olsen.
A Funeral Service for Emil will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, 8 S. Fourth St. Winneconne, with Pastor Mark Albrecht and Pastor John Covach officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh. A Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Emil's family wishes to thank the staffs of Sharehaven, Evergreen Retirement Community, and Heartland Hospice, and Pastor Mark Albrecht and Pastor Covach, for all of the care and support shown to him and his family.
Mueller Funeral Home
904 E. Main St. P.O. Box 250
Winneconne, WI 54986
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Ron, Dan, Terri and Patti wrote on July 14, 2009
Dear Marciel, Jackie, Jo, Jill, Jerry and Jay; We were all saddened to hear of Emil's passing and are very sorry that a prior family committment will not allow us to be with you on Wednesday. However, please know that we all plan on sharing our favorite "Schmoker Farm" experiences in honor of Emil and the wonderful memories that he helped provide to all of us as children when visiting the farm. Our thoughts are with you all. Please let us know when and if a memorial is established in Emil's name as we would most certainly be honored to participate. Again, our sincere condolences. Love, Ron, Dan, Terri and Patti