Clarence Schmidt

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August 7, 1926 - January 8, 2020
Born in Portage Des Sioux, MO
Resided in Brighton, IL

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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.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bernie, Donna Camerlinck January 10, 2020 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Uncle Clarence was a fun person to be around always smiling and like to joke around. Loved being with family and sticking his finger in your ear for a laugh . I don’t think I ever seen him without smiling and enjoying whatever he was doing. He. Will be missed.Sorry for your loss.

  2. Donna Camerlinck January 10, 2020 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    This picture is great ! So good to see him the way he was. Happy and handsome.

  3. Mary Ann Dames January 10, 2020 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    candle 7Condolences to the Schmidt family.

  4. Jackie Heisler January 10, 2020 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    For my friend Judy Lee and all of her family and loved ones, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Schmitty. I always enjoyed seeing him over the many years that I have known Judy and her family. He was a fun-loving man and enjoyed life and loved his family. You are all in my thoughts & prayers! Take care!

  5. Jackie Banholzer January 10, 2020 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    candle 1Awww…he was a great man! The only interaction I had with him was on his fishing boat. We went out in the night to check the lines. So very sorry for your loss😢

  6. Christy andrews January 11, 2020 at 12:18 am - Reply

    He will be sadly missed ,always funny and had a good humor Happy and smiling we all enjoyed When he stayed at Eunice Smith nursing facility,Prayers for family and friends

  7. Cathy Schoene January 11, 2020 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Sandy and family, so sorry for the loss of your father. I know as well as you that he is in a better place. It’s been decades since I’ve seen him but that picture is exactly the way I remember him, peace be to you all.

  8. Gerald Witthaus January 11, 2020 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Uncle Smitty and Ruth raised a good family. Exemplified by the way you all flocked together to care for and be with your Dad all these years. He was lucky and you were lucky. The way families should live. You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father and my Godfather Uncle.

  9. Gary and Beth Machens January 12, 2020 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Sending our Sympathy

  10. June Elliott January 13, 2020 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I knew Smitty from Eunice Smith when my husband, Chuck, was there, He was always smiling and fun to be around. Prayers of peace to the family.

  11. Kenneth Wunderlich January 13, 2020 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I remember the Schmitt family from my days in West Alton and you all have my sympathy but I know Clarence is in a better place. Just remember the good times. God Bless
    Kenneth Wunderlich, Jr.

  12. Nyla Stahlschmidt Snyder January 14, 2020 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Prayers for the family. God bless!

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