Carl P. Schmidt

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August 10, 1929 - December 28, 2020
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Louis, MO

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Carl Phillip Schmidt, of Saint Louis, MO passed away December 28, 2020 at the age of 91 following complications from Covid-19. Beloved husband of the late Joan Stagoski; devoted father of Lisa (Mark) Hilton, Lauren (Rob) Bergtholdt, and David (Dawn) Schmidt; loving “Bakka” of Scott (Kirstin), Jacqueline, Hallie (Jay), Tyler (Jessica), Jacob, Riley, and Colby; treasured great-grandfather of Landon, Taylor, Jace, and (almost) Baby Mav; dear brother, uncle, friend to all.
Carl was born at home on Obear Ave in North St Louis, youngest of 4, and doted on by all. He graduated from Beaumont HS in 1947 and while waiting for admission into Washington University premed, enlisted into the U.S. Air Force. His typewriting skills kept him on base vs being sent anywhere else during the Korean War. His medical interest evolved into forming Lancet Medical Sales, where “Uncle Doc” perfected his art of storytelling. Carl reconnected with the Beaumont Prom queen on one of his calls to Children’s Hospital where Joan was volunteering. They were married for 62 years prior to Joan’s passing. They both believed in “keeping the family together” and purchased an A-frame at Innsbrook in 1976 which has been added onto twice as the family grew. Their hospitality and love of nature was contagious and remains the location where the family reconnects with each other. Carl’s love of woodworking is displayed throughout the “cabin” with other family members taking over that passion. He was an avid reader, landscaper, history/joke/storyteller, and lover of all dogs.
Carl & Joan retired to Lake Saint Louis as active members of the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal Church. The loyal friendships from this congregation were humbling and genuine which gave them both much joy, especially in their last years. Carl was always ready to join or assist in any project, whether needed by family or his Church. We are missing our “favorite sweeper” and his welcoming smile. There is hope we will convene at a safer time at Transfiguration for a celebration of Carl. In the meantime, we can be certain he is spending a lot of time on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge with all of our beloved “snoodas” and his very best bud Joan, The Fair.
Memorials requested in Carl’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jim and Carolyn Gibbs January 29, 2021 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Lisa, so very sorry to read about the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. KERR January 29, 2021 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    candle 7What a beautiful and lasting legacy he leaves behind. There’s comfort knowing he is reunited with his best bud, though his absence is felt by his family members still here. Sending love and hugs to you and those who love him!! HUGGING YOU!!

  3. Debbie and Chris Ley January 29, 2021 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    candle 7Beautifully written Lisa. Your parents were treasures and what amazing memories your family can cherish. xoxo

  4. Josie Casagrande January 29, 2021 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    candle 1Such a beautiful obituary Lisa. I’m very sorry for yours and your family’s loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Xoxoxo

  5. Kerri Robertson February 1, 2021 at 8:55 am - Reply

    You all know how much we loved both your Dad and Mom. Carl was probably one of the most genuine people we have ever known. He will be missed so much. His wonderful smile and gift of laughter will always be treasured at Transfiguration Episcopal Church. Love to you all!!!

    Bill, Kerri, Jack & Abby Robertson

  6. Tasanya Johnson February 1, 2021 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    candle 8Mr. & Mrs. Schmidt Garden Plaza of Florissant (formerly The Bridge at Florissant) family share our deepest sympathy and love with the family. A man such as Mr. Schmidt will never be forgotten and I will always remember conversations with and words of wisdom given to me on many occasions. I know that Mr. Schmidt is now reunited with the love of his life and is at peace.
    Love, peace and understanding to the entire family!

  7. Aaron Crouse February 2, 2021 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    candle 8So sorry for your loss. Such a great man that lived a great life and made an even greater impact on those that knew him! He was always so welcoming and friendly to me when I would see him at the cabin or your family gatherings. I always enjoyed my conversations with him and always learned something interesting, and he always knew the importance of a good martini during these conversations.

    Above all, he is one of the reasons that the you all are such an amazing family. It was an honor to know Bakka.

    Thoughts and Prayers to you all!

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