Monday, November 29th, 2010
Arlan Schmidt, 84, Celina, died at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 27, 2010, at his home.
He was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Mercer County to Ervin and Martha Now Schmidt. On Nov. 11, 1950, he married Mary Louise Dammeyer, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael (Robin) Schmidt, Celina, and Bruce (Glenna) Schmidt, Celina; two daughters, Susan (Walter) Rammel, Fort Recovery, and Peggy Scott, Bryant, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Esther Schmidt; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Lysle Schmidt and Joe Schmidt.
He was a graduate of Rockford High School in 1943. He was a U.S. Army Veteran where he served in Company H, the 19th Infantry. He worked as a farmer, at Stamco and in horse racing. He was a member of St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Rockford. He also was a member of the Mercer County Horsemans, Celina Veterans of Foreign War, Celina American Legion, Celina Eagles and the U.S. Trotters Association.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Catherine Costello officiating. Burial with military rites is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Military rites will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church or the State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.