Schmitz met George Bush as president of Jaycees in 1987

A Forestville man had the unique opportunity to meet two U.S. presidents, including George H.W. Bush, as the state president of the Jaycee organization more than thirty years ago.  Phillip Schmitz, a member of the Sturgeon Bay Jaycees for 14 years, served as the state president for two years and recalls an eventful spring in 1987 including a White House visit.




Schmitz says Bush, who was then the vice-president under Ronald Reagan, came across as a class and genuine person.  He adds that at the time the magnitude of meeting two famous statesmen including a future president of the United States didn’t sink in until years later.  George H.W. Bush passed away November 30th at the age of 94.

Search Our Site

Current Weather




Will you follow the newest CDC guideline for vaccinated people to wear masks in public indoor facilities?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Birthday Club

Sports Poll

Do you agree with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' decision to bring back Randall Cobb?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Obituaries are provided as a service of the

Schinderle Funeral Home of Algoma


Click Here for more Obituaries

Obituary posting fee is $25


Sign up for our Daily Electronic Newspaper!

Get the latest news with our Daily Electronic Newspaper delivered to your inbox.

Get the latest updates for Big Deals delivered to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.