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Raymond A. Schmidt

Raymond A. Schmidt

Raymond A. Schmidt, age 87, of rural Durham, MO, died on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 3:05 PM in his home. He was born on June 9, 1929 in Liberty, IL the son of Carl and Alice (Ormond) Schmidt. He married Margaret Kathleen O'Brien on June 29, 1957 in the Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ewing, MO. She preceded him in death on April 15, 2002. Mr. Schmidt was a graduate of Liberty High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Era. He retired from Celotex after 41 years of service. He was also a lifelong farmer, who greatly enjoyed the day to day activities of the farm.

Mr. Schmidt was a man dedicated to his faith. He was also an avid sports fan. He loved St. Louis Cardinal Baseball. He followed many of the local sports teams, especially those his grandchildren played on. His greatest enjoyment was the time spent with his family, especially his 6 grandchildren who he loved and adored.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to all of those who helped to care for Raymond, many of whom were the same individuals who helped Raymond when he cared for his wife years ago in her illness.

Raymond is survived by:
SIX CHILDREN: Michael Schmidt of Durham, MO; Brenda Schmidt Jernigan and her husband Robert 'Red' of Hannibal, MO; Carolyn Schmidt of O'Fallon, MO; Sandra Boone and her husband Alan of Maywood, MO; Judy Spilker and her husband Steven of Camp Point; and Linda McCulla and her husband Michael of Quincy.
SIX GRANDCHILDREN: Garrett Boone, Katelyn Boone, Avery Spilker, Hayden Spilker, Alaina McCulla and Alex McCulla.
THREE SISTERS: Joan Siebers, Patricia Barry, and Esther Hofmeister and her husband Myron.
BROTHER-IN-LAW: John Ryan
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his wife, Raymond was also preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Andrew McCulla, brothers: Donald in infancy, Eugene Schmidt along with his wife Mary Florence; and Rufus Schmidt along with his wife Germaine, sisters: Rita Huber along with her husband Herman, and Arlene Ryan, and brothers in law: Harold Siebers and Paul Barry.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 9:30 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 AM in the Church of St. Peter. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Church of St. Peter or to the Charity of the Donor's Choice.

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From:
Shirley (Morrison) Gastler
O'Fallon, MO
Comments:
Sandy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Losing a parent is hard. Hugs to you
From:
Mike and Prudy Patterson
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Linda and Family: We extend our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Mike has known him since the "paper mill days" and thought so highly of him! They had a nice conversation at the All Star game this summer at QU. We are currently in England visiting our daughter and family-returning late on Wed. Please know we send you our love and prayers!
From:
George and Jo Cribb
Kirksville, MO
Comments:
We send our love and deepest sympathy to you all. You are all fondly remembered from our times in the store. I have a plant named Kathleen given to me by your Mom as we left for Kirksville...and no I haven't killed it yet...she said I couldn't and she was right.
From:
Don & Joan Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sandra and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Bethany Pugh
Highland Heights, OH
Comments:
Carolyn,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He certainly appeared to have a full and well-lived life. My condolences to you and your family.
From:
Ana Williams
Wyandanch, NY
Comments:
Please accept my condolences.
If a man dies, can he live again?
Acts 24:15
From:
Nina
Morgantown, KY
Comments:
Mike and family- my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Loved being your neighbor for awhile. Your dad was a wonderful man.
Nina