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LAKELAND - John F Schmidt, 93, formerly of New Brunswick, NJ and Vero Beach FL, died of natural causes and went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2013.
Born in 1920 in New Brunswick, NJ. He played football for Rutgers University, served in the Coast Guard, owned and operated Schmidt's Dairy, and worked for the
Post Office. He will be remembered most for his great sense of humor, his
generosity, and his love for his family. He was a loving husband, father,
grandfather, and great grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Elsie Schmidt, son, Robert Schmidt, and his sister, Sue Schmidt. He is survived by his daughter, Joan Rowland, Lakeland, son, John (Jack) Schmidt, Emerson, NJ, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00 pm followed by a service at 7:00 pm, at Gentry-Morrison, 3350 Mall Hill Road, Lakeland. Graveside service on Wednesday, August 14 at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, FL.
Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes - Serenity Gardens, LLC
3350 Mall Hill Drive
Lakeland, FL 33810
Published in Ledger from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2013