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First Baptist Church - Waterloo
Friday May 18th, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Renault
Saturday May 19th, 2018

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William C. Schmidt

William C. Schmidt, 93, of Columbia, IL, died May 15, 2018, in St. Louis, MO. He was born March 20, 1925, in Kidd, IL.


He is survived by his wife Lorene Schmidt nee Plain; stepchildren Paul Steven (Cindy) Sams, Martha (Bob) Ellis, Charlotte (Mark) Knox, DJ (Kevin) Forshee; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Maxine Schmidt; brothers-in-law George & James Jones; nieces; nephews; & cousins.

William is preceded in death by his parents William A. & Augusta L. (nee Hoffmann) Schmidt; brother Elmer F. Schmidt; sister Catherine Menke; brother-in-law Herman P. Menke; & special friend Mattie Parks.

He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Renault, IL and a US Army Veteran.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
American Cancer Society; Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Renault, IL, or St. Jude Children's Hospital

4 PM to 8 PM Friday, May 18, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Saturday Holy Cross Lutheran Church

10 AM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault, IL
Rev. Terry Grebing officiating
Interment at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Renault, IL

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My deepest condolences to the family Schmidt for the lost of your beloved father William. That our God give peace and comfort to your lives during this time of sadness. Psalms 46:1, my thoughts are with the family.

SD May 31 2018 12:00 AM

I will miss Bill. A wonderful man.

Frfed Norton May 16 2018 12:00 AM