Ron Schmidt, 54, of Ramona, CA, went home to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, after a long battle with all of the complications of diabetes. Born September 9, 1958, in St. Louis, MO, to Luther and Ilon Schmidt, Ron was one of six children. He grew up in Hastings, NE, and graduated from the University of Nebraska. He continued to be a Huskers fan throughout his life.
Ron moved to Ramona where he married his wife, Cindy. He worked as an automotive salesman for several dealerships in the Poway and Escondido area.
Ron loved all sports and was an avid golfer. He also loved to play blackjack. (He used to think that his home in the San Diego Country Estates was the perfect place to live because it was a half mile from the golf course and eight miles from the Barona Casino.)
Ron especially loved his only grandson, Austin, and couldn't wait to spend time playing with him and taking him for rides in his golf cart.
Ron is survived y his loving wife, Cindy; daughter, Breanne; son, Jacob; grandson, Austin; and siblings, Sue, (Virgil), Barb (Dan), David, Judy and Lisa.
His sense of humor and generosity will be missed by everyone who knew him.