William A. Schmidt


OREGON – William A. “Wild Bill” Schmidt, 65, of Oregon died Monday, May 25, 2020 in his home following a sudden illness. Born Oct. 7, 1954 in Dixon, the son of Glenn M. and Grace W. (Sibigtroth) Schmidt.

Married to Jody Johnson Aug. 26, 1986 in Monroe, Wis. Bill was a 1972 graduate of Dixon High School where he was FFA President and Sentinel and received his FFA State Farmer Degree. He farmed his home farm and was a retired rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service in Oregon. Bill loved his family, farming, tractor pulls, John Deere and Minneapolis Moline tractors and telling farming stories.

Survived by his wife Jody Schmidt of Oregon; daughter, Katie (Steve) Early of Oregon; and “sons” Richard Edlund of Oregon and Travis Cook of Chana.

Predeceased by his parents.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.