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William H. Schmidt Jr. | Obituary

By on November 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

William H. Schmidt Jr., 83, of Waterloo, died Nov. 6, 2013, in Waterloo.

He was born June 26, 1930, in Waterloo, son of the late William H. Sr. and Amanda Schmidt (nee Kraft).

He was married to Mary Kay Schmidt (nee Notter); she survives him.

Mr. Schmidt was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Waterloo, Waterloo Rotary, Beaver Lake, Coon Lake, American Legion and Musicians Local. He was a retired local car salesman and a past member of the Bud Light Brigade, Waterloo German Band, New Hanover Deutschmeisters and Waterloo Municipal Band.

Survivors include his wife; children Connie (Charles) Lutz, Rhonda (John) Maurer and Wendy (Perry) Skaer; grandchildren Christopher (Brittany) Lutz, Cara (Brian) Kettler, Caleb (Sarah) Lutz, Craig (Pam) Unger, Brian (Jessica) Unger, Melissa (Cory) Meyers, A.J. Skaer and Alec Skaer; 12 great-grandchildren; and sister Ruth Matzenbacher; along with sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law Bernard Unger and a brother in infancy.

Visitation was Nov. 10, at Quernheim Funeral Home, and Nov. 11, at St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Funeral services were Nov. 11, at the church, Pastor Thelma Burgonio-Watson officiating.

Interment followed at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Waterloo.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. Paul United Church of Christ General Fund.

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