||Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI
Douglas "Digger" Joseph Schommer
April 6, 1948 - April 21, 2012
Douglas "Digger" Joseph Schommer
Douglas "Digger" Joseph Schommer died unexpectedly on April 21, 2012. Digger was born April 6, 1948 in New London, WI to Buck and Lorraine Schommer. He grew up in Shawano, WI and graduated from Shawano High School in 1966. In 1977 he moved to the Oshkosh Area, living in both Winneconne and Oshkosh. Digger spent most of his career working in the paper industry at Hoffmaster and SCA. Recently, Digger was an independent contractor for Dunham Express.
Digger lived life to the fullest, always looking for a new adventure! He was a talented photographer and an outdoor enthusiast who spent much of his time hunting, fishing, and enjoying the peace and quiet of "Red River Camp" where he had a cabin. Digger loved traveling, flea markets, art shows, museums, and theatre. Everyone who knew Digger knew how proud he was of his children and grandchildren and he loved them with all his heart.
Digger is survived by his wife and best friend, Deb Bartelt; his children: Erin Kohl (Timothy), Erica Schommer (Tino Gallegos), Amanda Bartelt-Goland (Kyle Dallman), and Carl Bartelt (fiancé Kim Baumann); his mother, Lorraine Schommer; his siblings: Bradford Schommer (Deb), Mary Moll (Gary), and Barb Phelps (Robert); his grandchildren: TJ, Evan, Anna, Graham, and Izabella; Bob Bartelt and many hunting buddies; and aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Digger has joined his father, Buck Schommer, where they are surely exchanging hunting and fishing tales.
Digger was generous in sharing his talents, advice, and love. Though he was taken too soon from us, everyone who knew him will cherish the memories they made with him.
Please join his family in celebrating his life on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. when a memorial service will be held at Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne. A visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established to support programs promoting outdoor recreation.
Mueller Funeral Home
904 E. Main St.
Winneconne, WI 54986
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Maxine Nobbe wrote on May 2, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. What a shock for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donte and Sandrah Hall and family wrote on April 27, 2012
Our prayers go out to you Deb and your family. Your old neighbors, the Hall family.
Joan Cason wrote on April 25, 2012
Dear Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy, and you and your family are in my prayers. Joan
Jenn & Lisa wrote on April 25, 2012
We are so sorry for you and your family's loss Amanda. We'll be thinking of you!
Annemarie Birschbach wrote on April 25, 2012
Erin - I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. My prayers are with you and your family.
Hadley Burger wrote on April 25, 2012
Erin and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. -The Burger Family
Tom & Judi Bartels wrote on April 25, 2012
Our condolences go out to the Schommer family. Doug was a very special person and so much fun to be around. God be with you.
Pat, Kim, Eric & Maci Wallace wrote on April 24, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss.
Doug Schommer wrote on April 24, 2012
Words cannot express the sympathies we send to all of Doug's family members at this time. We are proud to have had Doug as part of our Dunham Express team. The joy he had for life, his family and others showed every day. He will be greatly missed by all at Dunham Express and every customer he serviced.
Janet McCord wrote on April 24, 2012
Deb, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's death. Many of us at Marian are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. From Janet McCord, 3rd Floor Admin, Marian University
Trish Thebo wrote on April 24, 2012
With heartfelt condolences to his family & friends. He was a "great" person & will be missed by all who knew him. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR LOSS.
Joanne Murphy-Herwig, OFAA member wrote on April 24, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Loosing your partner and best friend in life in indeed a great loss. Memories of him will be a part of you forever.
Mary Meyer Strauss wrote on April 23, 2012
Deb and family - Please accept this condolence from a '66 classmate. It was so great seeing you two last July at the reunion, and all the wonderful photos taken are a treasure. Please let me know if you need help telling John Berton in OR. Doug was such a SPECIAL guy.
Mary Ziebell Bowman wrote on April 23, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear about Doug's death. My heart and prayers are with you and your family. I wish I could attend the service, but I am home recovering from surgery at this time. Please know that my thoughts are with you.
With heartfelt sympathy. Mary Ziebell Bowman
Marlene Andrews wrote on April 23, 2012
My heart hurts for all of you. Doug loved each one of you so very much. He was always so proud and happy with his precious family. I just can not believe this man so full of love, life, and happiness is gone. I will see you all on Wednesday. Please know that I am thinking of each one of you.
Ralph Gentile wrote on April 23, 2012
I work for SCA and worked with Doug for a brief time when I was a trainer. He was a gentleman and a great guy. I only wish I could have known him longer. My condolences to his family and my prayers are with you all.
Troy, Susan & Ivan Osland wrote on April 23, 2012
Deb - We are so sorry to hear about Digger! My husband and I both had some enjoyable conversations with him!!! : ) Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!
The Osland Family
Julie Balovich wrote on April 23, 2012
I loved meeting Digger and Deb when they came to visit Erica and Tino in the Valley - we got to join them for an impromptu dinner at the Sea Ranch at South Padre. Erica always told the funniest stories about her dad, and he was just as hilarious in person. My heartfelt condolences to your family for your loss.
Dennis Klosterman and Deb Meyers wrote on April 23, 2012
Deb and Erin and families, We are very sorry to hear about Doug he was a great man and will truly be missed. You all have our sympathy and prayers during this time. If there is anything we can do please feel free to call. Take care and we will see you soon. Love, Deb and Dennis your cabin neighbors.
Shirley and John Lucas wrote on April 23, 2012
Deb-- we just heard the news, and we are so sorry to hear about this. Our deepest sympathies, prayers and thoughts go out to you.
Lana Kuehl wrote on April 23, 2012
I was Doug's dental hygienist for years. So shocked to see this....My prayers are with all of you...I cannot make the memorial, but I will be with you in spirit....Lana
Staci Krebs Abel wrote on April 23, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.