|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1938|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 2005|
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Dennis G. Schmidt, 66, of Grand Island died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Grand Island, with the Rev. Randy Fett officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park at Grand Island.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island.
Mr. Schmidt was born Sept. 16, 1938, at Columbus to Louis H. and Anna (Von Bergen) Schmidt.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Jan Schmidt; two daughters and a son-in-law, Gina and Troy Mitchell of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Erica
Schmidt of Grand Island; a son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Kathy Schmidt of Grand Island; and two sisters, Annabelle Erickson and Frances Kline of Phoenix.
Additional survivors include five grandchildren.
He attended Platte County Schools and graduated from Kramer High School in Columbus. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on Nov. 19, 1956, and was discharged from the reserves in November 1962. He was stationed at Offutt AFB and served as a weather observer at Ramstein AFB, Germany.
He married Jan Schlensker on Nov. 22, 1962, at Evansville, Ind. In civilian life, he worked as a meteorology technician at the U.S. Weather Bureau in Evansville. In 1965, Dennis and family moved to Grand Island, where his career continued at the Grand Island and Hastings National Weather Service offices.
Dennis retired Sept. 30, 1995, from his position as a meteorologist. His federal service career spanned more than 36 years. He then worked part time at the Grand
Island Airport tower on a weather contract for six years.
Dennis crossed over from meteorologist technician to meteorologist in 1993, after considerable study at Hastings College, Central Community College, Penn State and University of Wisconsin. He received his Associate in Science degree from Regents College, New York state.
He was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, serving as usher, van driver, and greeter. Other memberships include The American Legion Post 53, Vintage & Classic Wheels Car Club, Columbus Schools Alumni Association, The International Plastic Modelers Society, National Association of Federal Employees and Air Force Association.
Dennis' hobby was building scale model airplanes and he received many trophies at national IPMS conventions. During retirement he enjoyed golf, collecting die cast cars and holding forth at the coffee shop with friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters.
Memorials are suggested to St. Pauls Lutheran Church and will be designated to refurbish the church library, as he was an avid reader.
Louis H. Schmidt (1891 - 1959)
Anna R. Von Bergen Schmidt (1895 - 1972)
Westlawn Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Don
Record added: Aug 20, 2005
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