Paul D. Schmitz

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Paul Dennis

Paul Dennis Schmitz

1953 – 2022

Born to Eternal Life on July 29, 2022 at the age of 69. Visitation will take place on Saturday, August 27th at the Heritage Funeral Home at 4800 S 84th St, Greenfield, WI 53228 from 10:00-12:00 PM, with a short service to follow. A luncheon will take place at Meyers Restaurant Bar & Banquet Hall at 4260 S 76th St, Greenfield, WI 53220 from 12:30-2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to cancer or kidney research are appreciated.

Paul was born on July 4, 1953 in Port Washington, Wisconsin, to Henry and Carol (Croatt) Schmitz. He had three siblings, Peter, Nancy and Lori. In 1979, Paul married the love of his life, Debra (Pochowski). Their marriage was blessed with two children, Jeffery and Crystal.

Paul was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a man of faith and devoted to God. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, playing cards, bowling, golfing and watching sports. He was a caring and generous man to his family, friends and community. He spent the majority of his life, supporting his family, working as an HR manager. He was satisfied with the simple blessings in life. Paul will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Paul is survived by his son, Jeffery Schmitz, daughter-in-law Alexa (nee: Stueber) Schmitz, grandson Skyler Schmitz, and his loving siblings, Nancy (Gene) Chin, Pete (Sharon) Schmitz and Lori (Rick) Rathke.

Visitation- Saturday August 27th, 2022 from 10-12pm

Heritage Funeral Home- 4800 S 84th St, Greenfield, WI

Funeral Service- Saturday August 27th, 2022 from 10-12pm

Heritage Funeral Home- 4800 S 84th St, Greenfield, WI


  1. Mike Lietke August 1, 2022 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Paul has been a friend for 30 years. He was always a straight shooter since we began working together. I mourn his loss and send love to his family.

  2. Ken Rader August 1, 2022 at 9:22 am - Reply

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. We worked together for many years at Findley Adhesives and its successor names. Paul was always friendly, smart, funny, industrious and cheerful. But my most significant memory of Paul was his compassion and humanity. Our motto was to treat everyone with dignity and respect, and Paul not only “walked the talk”, he led the march. He was a roll model for all of us,

  3. Peggy Rooney August 1, 2022 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    I was so blessed by Paul’s smile and happy outlook throughout our many years working together. He set a beautiful example of faith in action. A role model who inspired and motivated others to help nonprofits navigate the “business” of supporting their mission. I wish for happy memories and peaceful hearts for those that mourn.

  4. Tom Hansen August 1, 2022 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Paul put the “Human” in Human Resources. I remember him as a very genuine person respected by all. Great memories working with him.. God bless his soul.

  5. Will Cannon August 2, 2022 at 3:54 am - Reply

    I worked with Paul at Findley Adhesives. I didn’t really know Paul, however, until I had the opportunity to share a golf cart with him on occasion and shared some laughs. I am not a good golfer and it sometimes took me a while to hit the ball where I needed to. It didn’t seem to matter to Paul. He was always kind and encouraging! As the others have written, Paul was the genuine article. What you saw was what you got! Just a good and decent human being that you could count on regardless of the situation. Rest in Peace, Brother Paul.

  6. Loren Conrad August 2, 2022 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I am truly saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. He was such a good Findley/Bostik friend of mine before I retired. Reading the “Footprints in the sand” writing shows me why Paul was such a good-hearted individual. He always showed a caring personality. My condolences to all his family. I am happy to have known him in my past.

  7. Bob Marquette August 5, 2022 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Paul was a prince of a gentleman that cared deeply for every employee of Findley Adhesives. He was such a strong family man and friend to many. He will be missed.

  8. Shelly Pearson August 6, 2022 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He will be missed and remembered by many. Paul welcomed me to Findley Adhesives years ago,..Sharing his knowledge and demonstrating his care and compassion for others. What a kind and humble soul. He’s taught me and many others so much! “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord”. Prayers for peace.

  9. Ron Entringer August 8, 2022 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I was so sad to hear of Paul’s passing. I felt fortunate to reconnect last year after some years of missing him. We shared great memories of our times growing up together. High school, college, early career, marriages and families. Thanks Paul for your kindness and good cheer. Er liebe hoch!

  10. Jim Wilmot August 10, 2022 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I was saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a dedicated employee focused on helping his fellow employees and providing support for many community groups. His strength and fortitude over the last several years was a characteristic of Paul and one his family can surely be proud of. Be at peace, Paul.

  11. Chuck Whaley August 11, 2022 at 7:19 am - Reply

    When I think of Paul these words immediately come to mind: dedicated, compassionate, relational, caring, professional, loyal and family oriented. It was a blessing to work closely with Paul for over eight years at Bostik where he was an integral member of our HR Team, a function he had originated many years earlier for Findley Adhesives. He provided the leadership to our Community Involvement Team expressing his deep concern for the community and those who needed assistance. The news of his passing hit hard and I am sure he will be deeply missed. I pray he is at peace in the arms of Jesus. Paul was a good man in so many ways.

  12. Gary Wilkes September 20, 2022 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    The sentiments expressed in these postings say it very well,,,,Paul was a gentleman and a pleasure to be around. I worked with him for many years and can’t say I ever heard him utter a negative or angry word. He is missed.

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