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Andy Schmitz

May 23, 1963 — January 15, 2023

Prairie du Sac

Andy Walter Schmitz, age 59, went back to his home planet January 15, 2023, after an extensive cardiac battle in his mortal body. He was born May 23, 1963, but his father was convinced it was March, so he celebrated two birthdays each year. OLD MAN!

Andy is welcomed home by his father, Robert Schmitz, and his favorite dogs, Will, Gage, and his "precious angel puppy" Molly. It's time to go hunting again!

He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Schmitz (Ballert), daughter Amanda "Bug" Chestnut of Sauk City, son Bradley Schmitz of Madison, "dizzy-ditz" sister Julie Pohlman of Hillsboro, brother Robert Schmitz Jr of Madison, niece and nephews, aunts and cousins, and a granddaughter Ava, whom he was so proud of!

Friends and family are invited to the Dorf Haus in Roxbury for a short gathering on Thursday, January 26 from 6-8 pm. Please bring stories to share of Andy's shenanigans.

You made it past your expiration date, Dad. You're not really old, just a classic. And Ava still hasn't said "Burglar," so you'll just have to haunt her forever. Miss you big. Don't eat the green ones...

Please share your memories at

Cress Center

6021 University Ave. Madison

(608) 238-8406

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Andy Schmitz, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Thursday, January 26, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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