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William "Bill" Schmidt, 94, of Hermann, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, at Frene Valley Health Center. Mr. Schmidt was born in Chamois on September 26, 1916, the son of the late Herman and Anne (Wild) Schmidt. He was a widower of Emelia E. (Elflein) Schmidt. They were married on December 30, 1936, at the E & R Church in Hermann. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann, and the Hermann Eagles Club. He was a farmer until retirement in 1986. William is survived by two daughters, Barbara Southern and husband James of Jefferson City and Marjorie Spoede and husband Ralph of Warrenton; four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. Visitation will be Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Toedtmann and Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, with Rev. Rick Riedel officiating. Burial will be at Loutre Island Cemetery in McKittrick. Memorials may be given to Loutre Island Cemetery or St. Paul U.C.C. c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.
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