Donald J. Scharschmidt

  • Born: June 25, 1923
  • Died: May 28, 2019
  • Location: Monroe, Wisconsin

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N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Tel. (920) 885-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald J. Scharschmidt, age 95, of Monroe, and formerly of Beaver Dam, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Monroe Clinic Hospital.

Visitation will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish – Mission Hall on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating. Interment will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Donald Joseph Scharschmidt was born on June 25, 1923 in Rosendale, Wisconsin to Louis and Clara (Strasser) Scharschmidt. He was a 1941 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Don served with the US Army 1282nd Combat Engineer Battalion during World War II in both the European and Pacific Theater. On October 28, 1950, he was united in marriage with Evelyn Doris Callies at St. Peter Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. Don was a long-time co-owner and manager of Mayville Metal Products. He was a member of both St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam and St. Patrick Cathedral in Madison and he was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Don is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Ann (Gary) Larsen of Brodhead; grandchildren, Aaron (Lesley) Larsen of Newport, VT, Brianne (Steven) Burton of Brodhead, and Paige (Jon) Weiland of Zumbrota, MN; great grandchildren, Amelia, Katie, and Julian Larsen, Clara, Iliana, and Emmett Weiland, and Wesley Burton; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Evelyn on October 23, 2018; his daughter, Gena on November 4, 2018; and a great grandson, Ethan Larsen.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.

Posted by A friend   June 11, 2019

Don was a person I felt privileged to have known and worked with at Mayville Metal Products. After serving in the Air Force, Don helped me find a job at MMP with the intention of eventually advancing to the engineering department. All of which did occur during my 19 plus years employment, and only because Don was there to help.
My sincerest condolences to the family so fortunate to have had Don in their lives.

Posted by Don Schaeffer - Mayville, WI - Coworker   June 06, 2019

Thinking of you all as you remember Don's legacy and love. I always thought he resembled Cary Grant so growing up I thought of him as Hollywood royalty. May you be comforted in the thought that he is now reunited with his wife, daughter and great grandson. My prayers and condolences to you all! Cheryl (Hankes) Condon

Posted by Cheryl Condon - Horicon, WI - Friend   June 04, 2019

Sorry for your lost. May your happy memories of times shared with Don help you during this time of Grief. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Shirley Neils (Gentz) - Family   June 04, 2019

I enjoyed talking with Donald at Friedensheim. He shared a table with my father. I found that Donald and I had a lot in common a condo in Door County at highland greens & a love of Florida in the cold months. He will be missed.

Posted by Janet Beach - Monroe, WI - Friend   June 03, 2019

Don was one of the finest guys I worked with at Mayville Metal. Even though I was very young and inexperienced he always treated me as an equal.

One of my favorite memories is when Don was in the office (not on the road selling our services) where he ate lunch at the vending machines like the rest of us! His favorite culinary delight was a hot dog! He never sat down to eat he just worked the crowd with his magnetic personality.

My sincere condolences to the family.

Jerry Oehmen

Posted by Jerry Oehmen - Three Lakes, WI - Coworker   June 01, 2019

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