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Todd C. Kleinschmidt

July 25, 1961 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 59)


Todd C. Kleinschmidt, age 59, of Merrill, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, September 12, 2020.  He was born on July 25, 1961 to Wayne and Bonnie (Pahls) Kleinschmidt in Merrill.

Todd attended school at Trinity Lutheran and Merrill High.  He worked as a mechanic for most of his adult life, learning the trade from a company in Arkansas.  Todd used his skill in that trade at the Peterson Bus Company in Merrill, where he not only worked on the buses, but drove for the company as well.  He loved fishing and would go every chance he had, whether it was summer or ice fishing, it didn’t matter to him.  Todd will be sadly missed.

Todd leaves behind his girlfriend of 26 years: Hope Wolff, sons: Ryan, Keith, Jesse and Cody Kleinschmidt, stepdaughter: Samantha Jourdan, grandchildren: October, Ava, Kiara and Elias, brothers: Rod Kleinschmidt and Orin Genrich Jr., sisters: Billy (Gary) Davis, Kim (Rod) Messerschmidt and Brenda Broeking and biological father: Wayne Kleinschmidt.  He was preceded in death by his mother: Bonnie Genrich, step-father: Orin Genrich Sr. and his daughter: Montana Kleinschmidt.

A Celebration of Life for Todd will be held at a later date.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at

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