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William A. “Bill” Schmidt, Sr. - 85

6/7/1930 - 6/16/2015

Clinton, Iowa

William A. “Bill” Schmidt, Sr. age 85 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday June 16, 2015 at Mercy North Medical Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday June 19th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Tony Schmidt, Steele Cram, Al Kaster, Glenn Wilke, Martin Jensen, and Brian Luckritz. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Gus Harb MD. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Bill was born on June 8, 1930 in Clinton, the son of August and Gladys (Poole) Schmidt.
He served in the US Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He married Rosella Jensen on Nov. 25, 1954 in DeWitt, IA. He worked as a mechanic at Climax Engines in Clinton for many years and later for Kunau Implement in Preston. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, the Good Sam Camping Club, and was an avid antique collector.

Bill is survived by his wife, Rosella Schmidt of Clinton; three children, Roxann (Jesse) Cram of Bellevue, IA, Bonnie (Vince) McMahon of Ocklawaha, FL, and Bill (Jamie) Schmidt, Jr. of Miles, IA; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer, Vince, Crystal, Jolene, Mordecai, Tony, Steele, and Paige; and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Julie in 2008, a son, Jeffery in 1963, three brothers, and a sister.

Visitation:

Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 PM at the funeral home.

Service:

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday June 19th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery.

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