Leopold Joseph Schmidt, 82, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Schmidt was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Thomas, Okla., to Leopold Joseph Schmidt Sr. and Mary Frances Davis.
Mr. Schmidt was a proudly decorated Marine Raider during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He married Roberta June Kerr in Dalhart, Texas, on Feb. 8, 1946. They resided in Dalhart where Mr. Schmidt was a successful businessman and farmer. He and his wife retired in 1976 and made their home in Kerrville until the year 2005, when they moved to Denton to be closer to their family. He was an extremely dedicated, loving and devoted husband. He taught his family the meaning of love and devotion by the way he lived his life. He was always immediately available when anyone in his family needed him. His dry sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him.
Mr. Schmidt is preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister, Carolyn Schmidt; and great-grandchild, Dusty Fowler. He is survived by two daughters, Bonnie S. Wallace and Vickie L. Coffey; sons-in-law, Rick Wallace and Dan Coffey; six grandchildren, Marsha Kay Fowler, Douglas J. Fowler, Vickie Ann Parker, Tommie Jo Mikuska, Amanda Marie Coffey and Callie Denise Coffey; eight great-grandchildren, D.J. Fowler, Brittany Fowler, Vanessa Fowler, Ashley Maib, Bailey Kennemer, Billy Jo Fowler, Brianna Fowler and Michael Fowler; brother; Martin Schmidt; sister; Lottie Robinson; and stepbrothers; Merten Christenson and Bob Christenson.
A private memorial service will be held at Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home Chapel.