David Earl Schmidt, 90, Lee’s Summit, Missouri , passed away peacefully on October 31, 2020. Born in Kansas City, Missouri to Victor and Josie Schmidt, he was a graduate of Paseo High School and University of Missouri- Kansas City. In 1950 he married “his bride”, Martha, with whom he shared many adventures, four children and the large extended family that followed. He served the US Army as an instructor at Redstone Arsenal from 1951-1953. Dave was an owner of Schmidt-Riffer Metalcrafts where he spent his career working alongside his father and later son,Tom. He attended Faith Presbyterian Church in Raytown and later Longview Chapel Christian Church in Lee’s Summit. Dave lived a full life, valuing family and friends above all possessions. Those who knew him appreciated his keen sense of humor and ability to connect with anyone he met. He will be incredibly missed.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Goerner, son, James M. Schmidt, and wife, Martha A. Schmidt. Survivors include sons, Dan Schmidt (Patti) and Tom Schmidt(Cyndi), daughter Susan Hendrix (Buddy), 9 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
An outdoor memorial service will be held at Longview Chapel Christian Church in Lee’s Summit on Saturday, November 7, 12 p.m. Due to the pandemic, socially distanced seating will be provided and masks required until seated. Family suggests memorial contributions to Longview Chapel or Salvation Army