Edwin Frank Schmidt, age 95, of Omaha, passed away peacefully with family members by his side on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
Edwin was born in St. Paul, NE on March 15, 1924 and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Josephine Schmidt, 4 brothers (Emil, Ernie, Anton, Jim), 3 sisters (Mary, Agnes, Helen), his wife of over 55 years, Rosemary Schmidt who passed away in 2011, and eldest son Edwin Joseph Schmidt who passed in Jan. 2016.
Edwin Sr. is survived by his loving children, Julie Petersen (Maui), Mary Schmidt (Omaha), Sue (Greg) Wefel (Shorewood, MN), Tim Schmidt (Omaha); grandchildren, Brian (Michelle) Petersen of Torrance, CA, Maggie Wefel (Melbourne, VIC Australia); great-grandchildren, Josephine and Christopher “Eddie” Petersen; brother, Clarence Schmidt (St. Paul, NE); many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, and friends.
Ed was extremely proud of his years of service in the U.S. Navy, as a Gunners mate in WWII serving on a ship off the South Pacific, and had innumerable stories to share with all.
A private celebration of life will held at the Schmidt/Walker family farm land on the North Loup river in St. Paul, NE where the Schmidt families across four generations have spent numerous holidays and weekends fishing, grilling out, playing horseshoes, volleyball, and many entertaining games of pitch, creating wonderful lifetime memories for all.
A Memorial Mass for Clarence Schmidt and Edwin Schmidt will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at St’s. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. Father Tom Ryan & Father Vince Parsons will be presiding. A Committal Service will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Family will greet friends on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until services at the church. A rosary will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is assisting the families.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.jacobsengreenway.com for the Schmidt family. Memorial contributions in Ed’s honor can be made to Disabled American Veterans at 4515 F. St. Omaha, NE 68117.
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