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William C. Schmidt

March 20, 1925 — May 15, 2018

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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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 18, 2018

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church - Waterloo

320 Covington Dr, Waterloo, IL 62298

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Renault

2033 Kaskaskia Rd, Renault, IL 62279

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