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John "Jack" D. Schmirler
January 8, 1949 ~ July 10, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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John “Jack” D. Schmirler, 74 years of Sister Bay, passed away at home on Monday, July 10, 2023.
He was born January 8, 1949, in Green Bay, the only child of the late John and Beverly(DeWitt) Schmirler. Jack graduated from Casimir Pulaski High School in Milwaukee before heading to UW Stevens Point to further his education. As a younger man, Jack had worked summers for Gordon Lodge as activities coordinator taking people out boating, waterskiing and taught tennis before finding his life’s calling and passion on the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan as a commercial fisherman. His other passion was his love of old cars and racing.
Jack was a member of the Nor Door Car Club, Old Bolts Car Club and loved attending races and car events at Road America in Elkhart Lake.
Survivors include his two children, Kari (Cody) Bolton, Matthew Schmirler of Sister Bay; and their mother, Patricia Schmirler of Gills Rock; and his three beloved grandchildren, Evelyn, Avery, and Ivy.
There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate the wonderful life of Captain Jack on Sunday, July 30, 2023 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at The Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay.
In lieu of flowers, there will be a memorial fund set up at the celebration of life in his name. Any extra funds received will be donated to the Northern Door Children’s Center in honor of “Papa Jack”.
Casperson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the Schmirler family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Jack may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.