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Obituary: Herbert John Schmidt 1926-2013

Herbert John Schmidt

Herbert John Schmidt

Herbert John Schmidt died July 25, 2013 at home in Clarkdale, Arizona.  

He was born on March 15, 1926 in Gorham, Kansas to John and Pauline Schmidt.

Herb attended schools in Gorham. He joined the Army Aug. 25, 1944.  

Herb was in WWII and the Korean Conflict.  Awards received were the Korean Service Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star and Combat Infantry Badge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores E. Schmidt and his great-great-granddaughter Alican.

He is survived by his three daughters, Karen Fineday of Ponsford, MN: Vincette Maurus of Andover, Minn., and Rachel Schmidt of Wisconsin; two step-daughters, Diane (Jack) DeBoer of Cottonwood and Barbara (Robert) Stanley of Madison, WI; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  

He is also survived by his sisters, Bertha Cated of Plainville, KS and Mary Quint of Newton, KS; nephew Larry Schmidt, nieces Virgina Renick and Janice Wentworth; and special son-in-law Phillip Gruenhagen.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., at Valley View Cemetery on Hwy 89A in Clarkdale.

Memorial contributions can be made to Haven of Cottonwood at 197 S. Willard St., Cottonwood, AZ  86326.

An online guestbook is available to sign at

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