Eugene “Gene” Schmidt of New Brighton passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Cerenity Senior Care in White Bear Lake at the age of 87.
Eugene Warren Schmidt was born February 13, 1931 to Lester and Ethel (Santee) Schmidt in Lake Crystal, Minnesota.
Gene was a loyal servant to the Lord as a minister extraordinaire, choir member and for many years hall monitor for CCD at St. Charles Borromeo. He was a treasurer for the Boy Scouts all the years his four sons were in scouts and even after the boys were done. He worked for MNDot for 35 years in the estimating department admired by many for his rigor to keep costs reasonable. He was an avid gardener and loved music which he shared with his children by encouraging them to perform and singing on the family car trips, and pick green beans and strawberries in his garden. He is loved by many for his big grin and friendly personality and will be missed. We will all celebrate him with fond memories.
Gene is survived by his wife Ramona “Monie” of New Brighton; children Dawn Michels of Roseville, Lonna-Jean (Rick) Schmidt-Nelson of Fridley, Joe (Diane) Schmidt of Lino Lakes, Jim (Cecilia) Schmidt of Eagan, Chris Schmidt of St. Paul, Michael (Steven) Schmidt of Vancouver, WA, 24 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents Lester and Ethel Schmidt; great-grandson Kayden Schmidt; brothers Robert (Lucie) Schmidt and Donald (Vera) Schmidt; infant brothers Richard Schmidt and Earl Schmidt; sister Ruth Spore.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gene: 10:30 AM; Wednesday, January 9, 2019 with a time of visitation and reviewal planned for one hour prior to the Mass all at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (2739 NE Stinson Blvd.) in St. Anthony. The interment with military honors will take place at 1:45 PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Meet at assembly area 2.
Memorials may be directed to: Little Sisters of the Poor www.littlesistersofthepoorstpaul.org
Local office: Holy Family Residence 330 Exchange Street South, St. Paul,MN 55102-2311
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 406 W. 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the:
Funeral And Cremation Service of Rush City ~ Olson Chapel www.FuneralAndCremationService.com