Wednesday, March 30, 2005

OBT: John Schmidt

Although i was in contact before this happened, i never heard an outcome until i thought to do a search today. John was a good friend, a good birder, and one of the most optimistic people i ever knew. His feeders hosted a pair of Broad-billed Hummingbirds for most of a summer when i was teaching at Sul Ross State. I am sorry that his passing did not get wider notice.

ALPINE — John R. Schmidt, 84, formerly of Alpine, retired Lt. Colonel USAF, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Niday Funeral Home of Houston. He was born in New Holstein, Wis. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Brenda Johnson and Bennetta Schmidt; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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