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Gary W Schmidt

September 26, 1938 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Gary Schmidt Obituary

Gary Wayne Schmidt, of Seward, was born on September 26, 1938 to Claude and Shirley (Krapella) Schmidt in Grand Island, Nebraska.  He graduated from Grand Island High School in 1956.  On November 14, 1959 Gary was united in marriage to Karen Lee Zager in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Gary and his wife Karen owned their own business in Seward, Gary’s Plumbing and Heating, up until his retirement.  Gary’s love for traveling was known to family and friends.  If he wasn’t searching for rocks and gems, he was driving the motor home across the country.  Gary was blessed to have seen most of the continental United States and shared those adventures with his wife and children.  Gary also loved to watch the weather and often times said he missed his calling to be a meteorologist.  Gary passed away on January 4, 2023 in Seward, Nebraska.  Gary is survived by his children, Doug Schmidt (Alan Carvalho) of Cathedral City, California, Karla (Jayme) Smith of Cook, Nebraska, Michelle (Greg) Mueller of Seward, Nebraska; grandchildren, Kaleigh (Tanner) Leick of Seward, Nebraska, Sydney (Max) Lorence of Trumbull, Nebraska, Sophie (Alex) Johnston of Lincoln, Nebraska, Kaydon Mueller of Seward, Nebraska, Katelyn Smith of Cook, Nebraska; great grandchildren, Hudson and Palmer Leick, Sutton and Judd Lorence, and baby Johnston; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don Zager of Lincoln, Nebraska, Gary Zager of Lincoln, Nebraska, Dennis Zager of Folsom, California, Ovid Joe and Anna Zager of Crab Orchard, Nebraska, Charlotte Zager of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Schmidt; parents, Claude and Shirley Schmidt; parents-in-law, Alvin and Delma Zager; sister, LeeAnn Schlattman; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Zager and Judy Zager. 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Wednesday
January 17, 2024

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

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