SchmitElmerPElmer P. Schmit, 92, formerly of N. Montgomery Street, Port Washington, died at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton on Monday, February 28, 2011.

He was born November 8, 1918 in Port Washington to John L. and Cecilia Lecher Schmit.  He served as a Captain in the Army during World War Two.  He married Lucille C. Jacque of the Town of Port Washington on February 23, 1943 at St. Mary’s Church in Port Washington.  He ran the J L Schmit Buick Pontiac Cadillac Dealership on N Wisconsin Street (also known as the Columbia Garage) with his brother Don.    Elmer was a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 74, Oconto, Wisconsin, past member of the Board of Directors of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Port Washington Savings and Loan and also a member of the Knights of Columbus and Port Washington Rotary.

He is survived by his wife Lucille of Port Washington, children Peter (Lynn) Schmit of Champaign, Illinois, Jacquelyn (the late Joseph) Ventura of Gaitherburg, Maryland, Stephen (Barbara) Schmit of Menomonee Falls, Maggie Schmit of Port Washington, Thomas (Cindie) Schmit of Appleton and Barbie (Mark W. Wildhagen) Schmit of Port Washington.  Further survived by 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, brother Don (Audrey) Schmit of Scotsdale, Arizona, sisters Ruth (Jim) Lorge of Port Washington, Cecelia (the late Harry) Preisler of Random Lake, Barbara Bichler and Marion (the late Frank “Puch”) Pujanauski both of Port Washington, other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law  Bob (Harriet) Schmit.

Rev. Tom Lijewski will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial 6 pm Thursday, March 3, 2011 at St. Mary’s Church, 430 N Johnson Street, Port Washington.  Visitation 3:30 pm – 6 pm Thursday AT CHURCH.  Memorials to St. Vincent DePaul Society C/O St. Mary’s Church or charity of choice appreciated.