William Schmidt


February 16, 1949 - October 31, 2019


After a life well-lived, William “Willy” Schmidt, 70, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Tuesday at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Willy worked at Fischer Furniture Store in Rapid City with his father until 1977. He then became a self-employed carpet and flooring installer. William married Barbara Ann Lyle in Rapid City on May 30, 1973. They welcomed their son, Kelly on May 9, 1974, and daughter, Tracy, on March 24, 1978. The family moved to Mitchell, SD in June 1982, and willy worked as an independent flooring installer for UBC, Centennial Carpet, and Floor to Ceiling until his retirement in April 2001, when he was diagnosed with heart failure. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, and fishing.

He leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Barbara Lyle Schmidt; son, Kelly (Kristina) Schmidt; grandchildren, Eli Tronnes, Olivia Tronnes, River Jones, Caleb Rice, Ashlynn Bryant, and Shawn Boehmer; sisters, Mary Mentzer, Fran (Mark) Beshara, Joyce (Darrell) Speck, Brenda (Carl) Bond; brother-in-law, Larry Lyle; and many nieces and nephews.

He will be reunited with his daughter, Tracy Tronnes; son-in-law, Samuel Tronnes; parents; and sister, Barbara Kellner.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Graceland Cemetery
600 West 23rd Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

Posted by Will rishling on November 13, 2019
God bless,take care-remember the good times.
Posted by Becky Todd on November 12, 2019
What a beautiful video. Love and prayers continue for you all.
Posted by Carol Hulme on November 12, 2019
Lots of love to you all, he is with your Beautiful Daughter now xx
Posted by Sharon Artz on November 5, 2019
Our sympathy to family of Willy Schmidt. He installed the carpet in our house many years ago. He did a great job and we still have it
Posted by Mary Eichman on November 5, 2019
5 Kelly Christine and kids and so sorry for your loss I had no idea he had been sick or was it a sudden thing I am at a loss for words bar but I'm here for you if you need me you've had a lot to go through in the last few years and I'm feel so bad for you you got my number don't hesitate to call anytime. Is there anything I can do for you? You're all in my thoughts and prayers especially you Barb
Posted by Caleb Rice on November 5, 2019
We will all miss you Grandpa ❤️
Posted by Mike Pockrandt on November 4, 2019
I will miss you willy we had some good time love you
Posted by Mary Mentzer on November 4, 2019
I will love and miss you always Willy
Posted by Kaye VanderHeiden on November 4, 2019
Sorry for your loss... thoughts and prayers
Posted by Kelly Schmidt on November 1, 2019
Love you dad
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