David Lee Schmude Sr., 77, Oshkosh, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. He was born May 29,1942, to Russell and Laurel (Baldry) Schmude. He graduated from Omro High School in 1960. Dave married Julie Ann Langkau on November 16, 1979 in Oshkosh.
He was a member of the WI National Guard from '64 to '69. With a love of driving, Dave spent much of his career driving for Hartwig Transit (contract mail) between Oshkosh and St. Paul.
Dave was a proud member of American Legion Post 234 of Omro, Wis. He was sergeant at arms for the post, and was named Legionnaire of the Year in 2013. His favorite activities included bingo (both calling and playing), and playing cribbage with anyone he could find. He was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan and loved trips to Las Vegas.
David is survived by his wife, Julie; sons Gary (Jennifer) Schmude, Oshkosh; David (Debby) Schmude, White Cloud, MI; Thomas (fiancé Katie) Schmude, Winneconne, daughter Stacey Schmude, Oshkosh, and son-in-law Daven (friend Patti) Howard. He is further survived by his brother Neil (Debbie) Schmude, aunt Marge Schmude, sister-in-law and best friend Barb Langkau; Laura (David) Ambroso, Mike Langkau and Dave Langkau; and extended family members brother Ken (Chi) Jungwirth, Caroline (John) Overzet, Sharon Hebert, Iris (Mike) Bennett-Williams and Amy (Terry) Hathaway.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alan and Russel, and daughter Stephanie Schmude Howard.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.