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Kenneth John Joseph Schmidt

Kenneth  John Joseph Schmidt, 70, of Maeystown, IL, died January 5, 2020, in St. Louis, MO. He was born October 19, 1949, in Belleville, IL.

He is survived by his wife Jerri (nee Flatt) Schmidt; daughter Jamye (Adam) Hemken; granddaughter Kendall Hemken; sisters Linda (Jon) Kessler and Charlotte (Dave) Hoock;  niece Natascha (Jeff) Wolman, great nieces Ari and Ella Wolman; nephews Todd Schmidt and Scott (Lesliey) Schmidt.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his son Kenneth John Joseph "Kenny" Schmidt II; parents Orville & Josephine (nee Ritter) Schmidt; brother Orville Joseph "Ceasar" Schmidt; nephew Mike Schmidt.

He was a member of Waterloo VFW, avid hunter, D&B Club, Maeystown Sportsman Club, and gifted taxidermist. He loved his family and especially his granddaughter.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Wounded Warriors

4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8:30 AM until time of service Thursday at Quernheim Funeral Home

9:30 AM Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Jonathan Peters officiating
Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO

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Sorry to hear the passing of Kenneth he will greatly missed all who knew him. I knew Kenneth when he was a teenager in Columbia. Prayers to the family .

Paul G Straub Jan 8 2020 12:00 AM