He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Wilma L. (Schumm) Schmidt, of Fort Wayne; son, Calvin W. (Annette) Schmidt, of Fort Wayne; daughter, Joan S. (Brian) Mehaffey, of Glenview, IL; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Schmidt, Heather Schmidt, Lauren Mehaffey and Elyse Mehaffey; and brother, Carl F. (Beverly) Schmidt, of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory J. Schmidt and sister, Leona Bradtmiller.
Funeral service is 12 noon Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6318 W. California Rd. with calling beginning at 10:30 a.m. until service. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial in Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.
Preferred memorials to Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church Building Fund or Heartland Hospice. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl and Melton, Wayne St. Chapel. Condolences to www.klaehnfahlmelton.com.