FRANK SCHMIDTOn April 14, 2012, Frank Schmidt, 89, of Duluth, died peacefully in Viewcrest Health Center after a brief illness.
On April 14, 2012, Frank Schmidt, 89, of Duluth, died peacefully in Viewcrest Health Center after a brief illness.
Frank Heinz Schmidt was born in Bernburg, Germany, and immigrated with his parents to the U.S. through Ellis Island in 1923. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps on the Gunflint Trail, sailed on the Great Lakes as a wheelman, and served in both World War II and the Korean War. He worked for ADT security for 37 years where he was a dedicated employee until his retirement in 1987.
Frank had an incredible sense of humor and a zest for life. He was always willing to help others. His one true passion was his wife and family. Everyone who knew Frank heard him express his undying love for his wife, Elaine, who passed away in 1994. Fittingly, Frank passed away on her birthday. After 18 years of living without each other, they are finally reunited.
Frank is survived by his children, Larry (Zeny) of Winter Park, Fla., Paul (Sheryl) of Chisago City, Minn., and Mark (Tammy) of Duluth; grandchildren Michael, John, Dane, Jordan, April, Nicole and Kevin; and a brother Gene of Duluth.
VISITATION: 1 until the 1:30 p.m. memorial service Monday, April 16, in Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 410 N. Arlington Ave. A time of sharing and refreshments will follow.
Arrangements entrusted by the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807, (218) 624-5200.
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