Obituary of Howard Allen Schmidt
Howard Allen Schmidt, age 82, of Tecumseh, passed away on December 17, 2019, at Provincial House in Adrian. He was born on October 30, 1937, in Tecumseh, to Herman and Alma (Starkey) Schmidt. On May 4, 1968, in Saline, he married Janice Merritt, and she survives. Howard was born into God's Kingdom of Grace through Holy Baptism on December 25, 1937 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Britton, Michigan and made his solemn vow of Confirmation on February 27, 1955. Howard was currently a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Tecumseh.
In addition to his wife, Janice, he is survived by two daughters, Carol Poley, and Jacqueline (Dan) Malinowski; two sons, Jeffrey (Dawn) Cooper and Richard (Colleen) Cooper; daughter in law Lydia Cooper; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Bruce (Delores) Schmidt, David Schmidt, Donald (Joy) Schmidt, Glen (Jackie) Schmidt, Raymond (Linda) Schmidt, Keith (Kathy) Schmidt, and Harvey (Pat) Schmidt; and a sister, Mary Dunham. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Randall, a daughter, Denise, at birth, a brother Herman, and a son in law, Ron Poley.
At Howard’s request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Tecumseh. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of Service at 11:00 am at Grace Lutheran Church in Tecumseh with Pastor William Finn officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Tecumseh.To send flowers to the family of Howard Schmidt, please visit Tribute Store