Private family services for Richard Henry Schmidt, 68 are planned at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Deb. Mechler will officiate the service.
Richard passed away at his home on Friday, May 8, 2009.
Richard H. Schmidt, the son of Frank and Treva Seymour Schmidt, was born Sept. 7, 1931 in rural Everly. He attended school in Everly, entered the Navy in November of 1950 and served four years on the USS Yorktown. Following his discharge, Richard attended Cain Electric School in Chicago. On completion of school, he worked for Herbster Electric of Spencer for a short time and then joined Local No. 231 of Sioux City and worked as an electrician for 45 years. In 1971, he bought Spud's Resort on Miller's Bay, which he operated until 1991, when they moved to Royal.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Donald.
Richard is survived by his wife, Kay of Royal; two sons: Todd and his fiancÚ, Denise of Spirit Lake, and Terry and his wife, Jean of Arnolds Park; a daughter, Dawn Wigen of Spencer, and her fiancÚ, Mark Brown of Ft. Dodge; four grandchildren; a brother, Eugene of Denton, Texas; and one sister, Bonnie Darlington of Lake Wilson, Minn.
Arrangements will were handled by Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.