Alan Schmidlkofer

Alan W. Schmidlkofer, 81, of New Holstein passed away with his family at his side at Homestead Health Services on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022.

He was born March 20, 1941 in Chilton to the late Alois and Edith (Arenz) Schmidlkofer. Al attended schools in Chilton, graduating in 1959. Al lettered in basketball and played football as well.

Al enlisted in the US Army on Aug. 28, 1959; stationed in Heidelberg, Germany in the military police. He was discharged from active duty on June 21, 1962 and remained in the Reserves until Aug. 27, 1965.

On July 17, 1981 he married Karen Busse. Al had worked at Arps, MB Corp. and Lakeside Harvestore. During his retirement years, he worked at Art Unlimited and at the New Holstein NAPA.

Al was a well-known figure in the community and truly enjoyed putting a smile on everybody’s face. He was big-hearted; always willing to lend a hand to others. He was a big sports fanatic; enjoyed watching the Packers, Brewers and Bucks. Fishing was a favorite pastime of Al. He passed on his love of the outdoors to his children.

Survivors include his wife Karen; his three children: Steve (Karen) Schmidlkofer of Anchorage, Alaska; Linda Chomyn of West Allis and Jerry (Lis) Schmidlkofer of Middleton; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers: LeRoy (Debbie) Schmidlkofer, Joe Schmidlkofer and Dennis (Cindy) Voigt; his mother-in-law Betty Busse; and his sister-in-law Debbie (Steve) Casper. He is further survived by nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother; and his father-in-law Carl Busse.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Sippel Funeral Home, 2618 Altona Ave., New Holstein.

Visitation: family and friends may visit with Al’s family at Sippel Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.

Al’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for Al throughout this difficult time, with special thanks to the Homestead staff for their exceptional care.

Al will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Visitors attending the visitation/service are asked to wear masks.

For further information, please contact Sippel Funeral Home at 920-898-4300 or visit

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