Edward S. Schmidt passed away on July 9, 2020 at the age of 82 after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Ed was married to his soul mate and best friend Margaret Krider Schmidt leaving her with 61 years of loving memories. Ed is proceeded in death by his parents, Michael Schmidt and Helen Roubal Schmidt. Ed and Margaret introduced two children into the world, Pamala and Eddie (Cindy). Grandchildren - Jessica, Justin (Leighann), Jared and Grace. Great grandchildren - Tanner, Taylor and Margaret. Also, survived by former daughter in law Jerilyn Schmidt and his sisters Doris Fink and Eleanor Kovach.
Ed was a native of Menominee, MI where he attended Stephenson Highschool. After graduating, Ed joined the US Air Navy where he discovered his love of flying and parachuting. He was stationed in Hawaii and then transferred to Milton, FL where he met the love of his life, Margaret, on a blind date.
Ed attended Loyola University where he graduated and continued his education receiving a master’s in engineering. He completed flying instructions and received his license. Ed enjoyed traveling the world, golfing, hunting, reading, European cruises, being in control of the TV changer and his dog Emma. He was a member of Most Holy Trinity Church, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, Business Association Club, and the Chamber of Commerce. He looked forward to his annual Manresa retreat.
Ed had a true love for his God and Margaret and most of all cherished his time with family. He was a quiet man, spoke little, possessed much wisdom and a dry sense of humor, a giving spirit and seldom found fault in anyone.
The family wishes to thank Veterans Administration and Amera Care Hospice for their excellent care.
Due to COVID-19, there will be a Private Mass for immediate family held at noon on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Most Holy Trinity Church in Covington, LA. Due to the Current circumstances of COVID-19 masks are required to attend services.
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