News Death Notice

SCHMIDT, Edward E. Age 95, of Liberty Township, died Sunday April 6, 2014 in his home. He was born on May 24, 1918 in Paulding, Ohio the son of the late Edward J. and Frieda Huffman Schmidt. Edward served in the United States Army Air Corp. in WWII and received a Bronze Star and attained the Rank of Staff Sargent. He married Nell Grant on June 2, 1945 and she preceded him in death on September 16, 2011. Mr. Schmidt attended Ohio University and Miami University where he earned a degree in Education and Journalism. He taught English and Journalism in the Hamilton City Schools for thirty seven years retiring in 1984. Edward was a very active member of Zion Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served on the Church council. He is survived by his children Nedda Brown and husband Richard of Hamilton, Lynn Alcorn and husband Ronald of Liberty Township, Mark Schmidt and wife Paula of Liberty Township, Andy Schmidt of West Chester, Paula Dabbelt and husband Louis of Mason, Amy Walkup and Karla Schmidt of Hamilton, and Laura Sharratt and husband Michael of Fairfield; nineteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Mr. Schmidt was also preceded in death by a grandson Paul Brown; sisters Naomi Saffell and Dorothy Oliver. Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:00 am with Rev. Betsy Williams officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of service at the Church. The family wishes to thank Cross Roads Hospice for the care given to Edward. Memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church Radio Fund, 212 South Front St., Hamilton, OH 45011 or to the Open Door Pantry of Hamilton, 800 S. Front Street, Hamilton, OH 45011. Online condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com

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Published in Journal-News on Apr. 9, 2014