Michael Dean Schmidt (1991 - 2013)

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Funeral services for Michael D. Schmidt, 21, were conducted by Father Emmanuel Aguwoke on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Audubon. The honorary casket bearers were: Samantha Warnaca, Leslie Roseboom, Taylor Roseboom, Duane Schmidt, and Mike Vanderheiden.. The casket bearers were: Bradley Schmidt, Brian Sporrer, Bradley Sporrer, Adam Campbell, Travis Strasser, and Trent Strasser. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
Michael Dean Schmidt, the son of Dean Alan and Julie Renea (Schulte) Schmidt, was born Nov. 1, 1991, at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, and died Oct. 20, 2013, from injuries received in an auto accident near Gray, at the age of 21 years, 11 months, and 19 days.
Michael was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Audubon. He attended Audubon Community Schools graduating with the High School Class of 2010. Michael was employed as a driver for Audubon Ready Mix and also employed as a carpenter with Twin Construction in Audubon.
Michael enjoyed spending special time with his Grandfather Duane fishing. He was an avid Denver Bronco's fan. Michael attended many country and rock concerts. He enjoyed riding four wheelers, spending time hanging out with his friends, and taking care of his faithful companion Otis (his cat).
Preceding him in death were his grandfather Lester Schulte; his grandmother Lois Schmidt; his grandfather James Mullenger; and his cousin Nicholas Bock.
Survivors include his mother Julie R. Schmidt of Audubon; his father Dean and wife Julie K. Schmidt of Audubon; his brother and sisters: Bradley Schmidt and girlfriend Beth Henderson both of West Des Moines; Leslie Roseboom and fiancé Terry Miracle both of Audubon; Taylor Roseboom of Des Moines; Samantha Warnaca of Audubon; his grandparents: Duane Schmidt of Audubon; Virlee Mullenger of Hamlin; Marlene and Mike Vanderheiden of Carroll; his aunts and uncles: Joan and Gary Fancher of Audubon; Dan and Chris Schmidt of Audubon; Terry Schmidt of Atlantic; Ron and Darla Mullenger of Hamlin; Lori and John Bolick of Gray, Connie and Keith Lauridsen of Norfolk, Neb.; Joan and Craig Augustus of Carroll; Randy and Petra Schulte of Auburn; Cindy and Greg Hacker of Carroll; Terry Schulte of Auburn; Coleen Serfoss of Austin, Texas; Joel and Heather Schulte of Carroll; Marty and Jody Vanderheiden of Carroll; Michele Vanderheiden of Des Moines; cousins, other relatives and friends.
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Kessler Funeral Home
515 S Division St
Audubon, IA 50025
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, 2013