Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 22, 2013

Edward Allen Schmidt

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — JASPER, Ind. — Edward Allen Schmidt, age 79, of Jasper, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Ind. Edward was born on Dec. 18, 1933, in Port Oneida, the son of John and Ruby (Riggs) Schmidt.

He married Marcia Jones on June 16, 1962, in Greenville. Marcia preceded him in death on May 5, 2013.

Edward was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany during the Korean War.

He was a teacher who taught for 36 years in the Greenville, Stanton and Mt. Pleasant School Districts. He also coached the basketball and track teams.

Edward was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant, a board member of the Veterans Memorial Library and served on the board for the Isabella Child Development Council.

He enjoyed woodworking, dogs, walking and spending time in the outdoors.

Edward is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Schmidt and her husband, John Moilanen, of Interlochen, Lynn Willems and her husband, Luther, of Jasper, Ind.; sons, Kip Schmidt and wife, Christine, of Clearwater, Fla., and Kurt Schmidt and wife, Donna, of Rio Rancho, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Marcia; brother, Lyle Schmidt; and sisters, June Ransom, Alice Noonan and Betty Garthe.

A memorial service for Edward will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Dana Hendershot officiating. The family will receive friends at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Friday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m., and one hour prior to the memorial service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Memorial Library.

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