Clarence Schmidt, of Brighton, IL, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the age of 93. Loving husband of the late Ruth M. Schmidt; beloved son of the late William and Florence Schmidt; devoted father of Sandy (Lyman) Hopkins, Dennis (Kathi) Schmidt, Kathy (Glenn) Grotegeers, and Judy (Nathan) Lee; cherished grandfather of Steve, Lauri, Danny, Shauna, Brian, Scott, Glenn, Jr., Ann, Michelle, and Gina; great-grandfather of Samantha, Gabrielle, Dylan, Mason, and Megan; great-great-grandfather of Layla, Aubrey, and Roman; dear brother of Willis Schmidt. Clarence is also preceded in death by his four sisters, Marian Eisenreich, Bernice Deen, Laverne Stovich, Florita Witthaus; and three brothers, Raymond Schmidt, Lawrence Schmidt, and Melvin Schmidt.
Clarence proudly served his country with honor in the United States Army during World War II. He then went on to a 44 year career as a pipefitter and plumber for Owens Illinois Glass Company, in Alton, Illinois. Clarence loved to fish, play with his beloved dogs, and listen to music. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family. Clarence was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorial contributions may be made in Clarence's honor to the Alzheimer’s Association.