Michael Finley Schmidley passed away peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at age 82.
Preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Frances (nee Kunz) and his second wife, Kathryn (nee Miller). Loving father of Mary (Larry) Gold, Marguerite (Brad) Wolfe, Alfred (Tsung-Wei Lai) Schmidley and George (Jacqueline) Schmidley. Step father of Eric Miller (Andreas Pribil). Proud and devoted grandpa of Robert (Katie) Gold, Meghan (David) Gold, Joshua (Patton), Sean (Emily), Brandon (Sylvia), Jacob (Emily), Jonathan, the late Adam Wolfe, the late Hannah, Emma and Jonah Schmidley. Great grandpa of Siiri, Finley, Georgia, Tucker, and Michael. Dear brother of Allen (the late Arlene) Schmidley, D'Angelica Miriam Uri, Marlene (Michael) Jaskaniec and Mareta (Peter) Van Rens. Mike will be missed by many loving relatives and friends.
Visitation at Krause Funeral Home 21600 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI Sunday, November 4th from 1 PM to 3 PM. Funeral Service at 3 PM. Private Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Janesville, WI.
Mike graduated from the UW Platteville with a B.S. Degree in Industrial Arts and Mathematics. He went on to complete two Masters Degrees in Education and Educational Psychology. He worked 34 years in education as a Math Teacher and a Guidance Counselor. Mike had many varied interests:gardening, hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, woodworking and travel. Mike travels all 4 directions in the United States and in retirement, traveled to Taiwan, China, 8 countries in Europe, Australia and also Israel, Jordan and Egypt.