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Sylvester A. Schmidt, 81, of Curtice, Ohio died Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Bay Park Community Hospital, Oregon, OH. He was born in Garner, Iowa on November 26, 1931, to Adam V. and Anna (Simon) Schmidt. He married Joanne L. (Frosch) in Mominee Town, OH on October 6, 1962, and she survives.
Sylvester was a freight handler for the former Interstate Motor Freight Co. for 30 years and a groundskeeper for Ottawa Park Golf Course in Toledo for 25 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, receiving the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, and the Combat Infantry Badge. In his younger years, he coached Little League baseball and went to the World Series. He later coached softball as well. Sylvester also enjoyed bowling and golfing in his spare time.
Survivors of Sylvester include his wife of 51 years, Joanne; daughter, Anna Marie Schmidt; and granddaughter, Sarah Lillian Schmidt-Sarabia, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 15 brothers and sisters.
A funeral service for Sylvester will be conducted at 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2013, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, OH. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 5:30 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in the Allen Township Cemetery, Williston, OH. It is suggested that memorial contributions be made to Sylvester's granddaughter's college education in care of Joanne Schmidt. Online condolences may be shared with the family at
Robinson Walker Funeral Home
501 West Street
Genoa, OH 43430
Published in Toledo Blade on May 19, 2013