He was born July 14, 1927 in Paris to Carl and Evelyn (Bucher) Schmidt, Sr.
He retired from the Plumbers Union, Local #94 in Canton. He is also a WWII US Army Veteran.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Schmidt, who died in 2013; three sisters, Cleda Hartshorne, Rosina Seaburn, Jane Eick; and a brother, Clarence Schmidt.
He is survived by two daughters, Debra (Jeff) Vasilliu of Minerva, Pam (Charles) Stoller of Minerva; sister, Linda Priebe of Indiana; 4 grandchildren, Darci Vasilliu of Minerva, Christopher Stoller of Leander, TX, Aaron (Becky) Stoller of Minerva and Jess Vasilliu of Canton; and 6 great grandchildren, Garrett & Makenna Stoller, Jacob Stoller, Peyton Hodge, Bailey Hilkirt and Madison Hale.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Pastor Dan Callahan officiating. Calling hours were from 3-5 p.m. prior to the service. Those who wish to send condolences may sign the online register book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.