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“I am so sorry for your loss. Fred and Joanne have always been like a second set of parents to me and my life has been that much richer for having...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Smith - Chicago, IL

“Denise, your dad sure seems like he was a wonderful person! Your family family is in my thoughts and in my prayers. May God Bless, and comfort you....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Cindy Caswell - Ft Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss Schmidt Family. Your dad was a wonderful man and his legacy lives on through you all. Steve Bates ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Steve Bates - Fort Wayne, IN

“Paul and Judy ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Harbaugh - Terre Haute, IN

“We are so sad to hear of Uncle Fred's passing. He was such a joy to grow up with. The grace of God with comfort you. May your memories turn tears...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Ream-Hayden - Clay City, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss and I know how difficult it must be right now what you are going through. May the Lord be with you to comfort you and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Marsha Miller - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy Garrison - Van Buren, IN

“So very sorry for your loss! He was an amazing man whom we loved very much. We will be out of town this weekend but send hugs and prayers to all,...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: David and Sue Bibbee - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry to hear of your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Hank Perry - Attleboro, MA


Frederick M. Schmidt, 87, passed away on June 6, 2017 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born August 1, 1929 in Clay City, Indiana he was the son of the late Fred and Barbara Schmidt. He was a sales representative for Dilgard Foods for over two decades and after his retirement from Dilgard he worked at Connolly's Do It Best (Southgate) for several years. He was quick witted & loved to laugh and was a die-hard Indiana University basketball fan. He was a friend to all and never refused anyone who asked for his help. After his retirement he made attending his grandchildren's events his priority.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joanne Schmidt, daughter Denise (Mike) Moyer, sons Jay (Lisa) Schmidt and Marc (Nancy) Schmidt; sister Mary Ellen Targett, grandchildren Andrew and Ryan (Lexi) Moyer; Kyle (Ashley), Bryan and Alex Schmidt; Katie (Phil) Huettl and Eric (Ashley) Schmidt; and ten great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by sisters Jean Harbaugh and Virginia Salter and grandchildren Brett, Emily and Elizabeth Schmidt. Service is 1:30 pm Saturday, June 10, 2017 with calling one hour prior at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne. Pastors Paul and Cheryl Thomas officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday, June 9, 2017 at the funeral home. Preferred memorials, in lieu of flowers, are to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Alzheimer's Association or Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren.