LeRoy A. Schmidt, age 89, of Baudette, formerly of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on September 4, 2018, at Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel with interment in the High Island Cemetery in New Auburn, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 5:00- 8:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel and will continue one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
LeRoy Schmidt was born in 1929, in Bloomer, Wisconsin. He was the son of Roy and Gladys Schmidt and was baptized and confirmed in his faith. He received his education in Bloomer and was a graduate of the Bloomer High School. He furthered his education by attending Minnesota School of Business.
LeRoy entered active military service in the Army Air Corps in 1947 and while he was in basic training, the United States Airforce was established at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and he was transferred into the Air Force. He served his country as a member of the 56th Motor Vehicle Squadron at Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan during Peacetime. He was also stationed in Central America from 1947-1950. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1950, and achieved the rank of Corporal.
LeRoy was united in marriage to Harriet at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with 7 children, Paul, Gary, Roger, David, Bruce, Sara and Dale. LeRoy and Harriet resided in Hutchinson, Minnesota, and after retirement wintered in Scottsdale, Arizona, before moving to Montgomery, Minnesota in 1994. They shared 61 years of marriage until Harriet passed away in 2013. After his beloved wife died, LeRoy moved with his son, Paul to Baudette, Minnesota.
After his military discharge he moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota and went into the dairy business with his father and delivered milk house to house. After his father retired, he continued to deliver milk until he began delivering frozen foods to restaurants. Before LeRoy’s retirement, he drove truck at McKimm Transit until he moved to Montgomery, Minnesota. LeRoy was also an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota, serving on leadership teams, and teaching Sunday School,
LeRoy enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, traveling with his wife through the US, working on Sudoku puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and playing cards. LeRoy especially enjoyed the time he spent with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
LeRoy passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji, Minnesota at the age of 89 years.
LeRoy is survived by his:
Children, Paul Schmidt,
Gary Schmidt and his wife, Karen,
Roger Schmidt and his wife, LuAnn,
David Schmidt and his wife, Karen,
Bruce Schmidt and his wife, Barbara,
Sara Wegner and her husband, Trent,
20 Great Grandchildren;
4 Great Great Grandchildren;
Siblings: Sister, Luella Bennett,
Sister, Lolita (Bubby) Schaber and her husband Jerry,
Brother, Leland Schmidt and his wife, Linda,
Sister-In-Law, Jan Schmidt,
Sister-In-Law, Barbara Askew and her husband, Anthony;
Nieces, Nephews, many other relatives and friends.
LeRoy is preceded in death by his Parents, Roy and Gladys Schmidt; Wife, Harriet Schmidt; Brother, John (Jack) Schmidt; and Brother-In-Law, Steve Bennett