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