Dick Schmid, 85, of Central City, Iowa, went to his heavenly home on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at the Ed & Joan Hemphill Hospice Unit in St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Central City and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marion. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Dick was born Dec. 30, 1933, in Blairstown, Iowa, the son of Alfred and Whilma (Doerzman) Schmid. He graduated from Springville High School and attended Valparaiso College. Dick served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. While serving in the Marines, he played football and was a rifle coach. On May 4, 1954, Dick was united in marriage to Sally Berlin in Marion. Together, they provide a wonderful life on the farm for their five children. They later divorced but remained friends. On Aug. 1, 1986, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marion, he married Karen McVay, and they just celebrated their 33rd anniversary. Dick was employed at Nash Finch for 30 years. He was proud to have driven a school bus for the Central City Community School District for 51 years. Dick loved driving "his kids" to sporting events, especially football and wrestling. He also farmed and ran Schmid Hatchery for several years. Dick was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was very happy to have provided animals each year for the Old MacDonald's farm at Bever Park in Cedar Rapids. Dick was a proud Hawkeye and Packer fan.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Schmid of Central City; children, Gary Schmid of Cedar Rapids, Patti (Kevin) Moyer of Central City, Chris (Brenda) Schmid of Central City, Linda (Mark) Albert of Central City and Kathy (Kerry Bevier) Mosley of Fort Madison; step-daughters, Lynette (Dave) Faust of Worthington and Shelly (Bryan) Ellis of Central City; was a proud Grandpa (Opa) to 24 grandchildren: Jenifer, Jared, Jordan, Jake, Jason, Tani, Matt, Sarah, Linsey, Austin, Dylan, Jamie, Zach, Jessi, Mike, Kassidy, Amanda, Amber, Katie, Maddie, Clint, Robyn, Kyra and Cami; 28 great-grandchildren with one on the way; a "special daughter," Diane (Pete) Brecht and their three children, Josh, Justin and Jennifer; and his church family which was very important to him.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol McDaniel; and grandson, Trent Schmid.
Memorials in Dick's memory may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marion.
Special thanks to Josh Yoder who always was there whenever he was needed.
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