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Rudy Schmid April 12, 1932 - January 19, 2021

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Schmid

Died at home at the age of 88, Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Survived by Joan Schmid, his wife of 66 years; his six children and their spouses Terry Schulte (Steve), Cliff Schmid (Leslie), Eddie Schmid (Jackie), Anna Gacich (Gary), Reine Knobbe (Jan), and Karl Schmid (Becky); thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dear uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Services:  Private family burial. A Celebration of Rudy’s life shall be planned when we can gather again. Donations to SSM At Home Hospice or a charity of your choice in his name appreciated.

Private family burial. A Celebration of Rudy’s life shall be planned when we can gather again.


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    Anonymous says

    Dear Joan and Family
    We were sad to hear about the passing of Rudy. It is like losing a close family member even if there is a big ocean in between. We are having nice memories of our visits with Rudy and Joan, and having been in contact by airmail and email for many years we knew him quite well.
    Our great sympathy for Joan, Anna, Reine and their spouses and family, Heidi and Tony and all those we do or do not know in person.
    Gertrud Korger and Roland Roth

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    Hans u. Melitta Steinbauer says

    Hans + Melitta say

    Dear Joan and family, our hearts goes to all of you! We enjoyed the contact
    with Rudy and Gisela over decades. He will be in our memories forever!

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    heidi nikodem says

    Rudy was truly a GOOD MAN who left a legacy of a beautiful loving family like no other.
    May his life be an example on how to be kind, intelligent, joyful and unconditionally loving.
    He taught us all much simply by being “Rudy” I will love you forever and ever.

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    Carol May says

    Dear Aunt Joan and family,

    We were sad to hear of Uncle Rudy’s passing. What a lovely man. We admired him for his love of the great outdoors and his love for his family. That man could keep up with all of us when it came to hiking! My the Lord bless you during this difficult time. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Love Carol and Andy

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    Bob & Betty Hartman says

    Dear Joan and Family, We were so blessed to have known Rudy! We thank God for his beautiful life and love! His love of God and family was so deep, true, and faithful! We loved everything about him, in particular his keen sense of humor and interesting stories! Rudy was very quiet with his great talent in carpentry work, which all of us admired! Many pieces of his artistry will remind all of him for many years to come! We keep our fond memories of Rudy close in our hearts as well as Joan, family and friends do, also! May his soul rest in peace with God and all in heaven!!

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      Rick and Ruth McWhorter says

      Dear Joan and Family,
      Please accept our sympathy on the passing of your loved one, Rudy
      I worked with Rudy at Progressive Pattern, he was a very talented master patternmaker that i was privileged to know, learn, & work next to. We ate lunch together everyday, he was friendly, kind, & fun to listen to his stories from Austria.
      He will be in my memories forever.

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    Sandra Murdock says

    Dear Schmid Family,
    We knew Rudy from church and loved worshipping with him and Joan. Our heart goes out to you all. Please cherish your memories of him. We want you to know that if we can do anything for the family and Joan please call. 314-872-8429.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Dr. Nathaniel and Mrs. Sandra Murdock

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    Fr Carl Swaringim says

    Rudy was one of the really nice people I have known. Always friendly and upbeat, quick with story — not in telling, but in readiness to tell! He would tell stories about his past, his family, or about something else that he had heard or read— and it was always a pleasant memory or funny story. I am blessed to have known Rudy. Rest in God’s presence, dear friend. It has been my privilege to know you and Joan all the way back to St Thomas More in the mid 1960’s. What a joy when we found each other again at SSPP in this Century. Memory eternal. Aman. Amen.

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    Fr. Robert Catlett says

    Dear Joan and Family:

    What a great man! I was honored to know him and am honored to preside at his burial service. May he rest in God’s peace and may you be comforted in knowing he is at peace.

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