Dec. 18, 1933-Nov. 19, 2013|
Edward Allen Schmidt, age 79, of Jasper, formerly of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.
A Memorial Service for Edward will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dana Hendershot officiating. The family will receive friends at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Friday, December 27, 2013 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.
Edward was born on December 18, 1933 in Port Oneida, MI, 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 Army Veteran who served in Germany during the Korean War. He was a teacher who taught for 36 year 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, IN; sons, Kip Schmidt and wife Christine of Clearwater, FL, and Kurt Schmidt and wife Donna of Rio Rancho, NM; 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.
You may view Edward's obituary online and send a condolence to the family, light a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation at
Published in The Morning Sun on Dec. 22, 2013