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 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, Dec. 20, from 5–7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Tecumseh. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Tecumseh with Pastor William Finn officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Tecumseh.


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