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Dooley Funeral Home of Payne
Thursday November 4th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Friday November 5th, 2021
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William "Bill" Joseph Schmidt

William "Bill" Joseph Schmidt, Sr., 80, of Payne, Ohio passed away October 31, 2021.

Bill was born in Payne on May 2, 1941 a son of the late Harry and Ida (Carpenter) Schmidt.

Everyone will remember this husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, millwright, lawnmower man, fun loving, hard working and honest man. Anyone who knew Bill was blessed with a great story. He loved his cars, workshop, coon dog trials, Indy time trials, tractors, mowers and his little buddy, Tucker. Bill worked in upper management at International Harvester, Fort Wayne and Navistar, Springfield, Ohio for 36.5 years. His expertise was sought for 10 years by Navistar in Mexico, Canada, Texas and Mississippi. Bill was also a member of the Paulding Eagles, Payne Knights of Columbus, the Muddy River Run Car Club, Fort Wayne and a social member of the Payne American Legion.

Bill will be sadly missed by his wife, Linda (Franklin); children, William Schmidt, Jr (Paula), Kevin Schmidt (Tammy Poth), Aimee Smeed (Ronald Salsbury) and Ann Forrer (Brad Kauser); siblings, Paul, Roy (Joann) & Lucille Schmidt, Delores Daugherty, Victoria Fisher & Betty Rister; sister-in-law, Donna Schmidt; 10 grandchildren & 21 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Glen Schmidt.

Viewing is Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, 4 - 7 pm and Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, 9 - 9:30 am at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne.

Funeral mass is Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, 10 am, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 203 W Townline St, Payne.

He will be laid to rest in St John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Payne.

Memorials are to Community Health Professionals, 250 Dooley Dr, Suite A, Paulding, Ohio 45879.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com


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A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" Schmidt

Judy Ames White Nov 12 2021 4:47 PM

The wry smile, the ornery expression, the best memory of Bill. Just, what is he up to. When, in our personal experience someone who is a joy to know is life's treasure. God, I miss my friends who have gone before. We have faith we will meet, again. Max mueller

Max Mueller Nov 5 2021 9:26 PM

So sorry Anne and Linda we were not able to make it to the viewing. We are in Arizona for Bill Benschnieder's memorial service. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers 💜🙏🏻

David and Steph McCullough Nov 5 2021 12:25 PM

To the entire Schmidt Family, Willy was such a witty, and kind man, always willing to share a story, and show off his great work. He will be missed by many, May all of your great memories keep him close to you in the days ahead. Our deepest sypathies to all of you.

Al & Lois Beamer Nov 5 2021 10:26 AM

Linda and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Willie may be gone but will never be forgotten. Sorry we were not able to be there.
Lue & Paul Treece

Paul Treece Nov 4 2021 10:28 AM

Linda & family, Thinking of you, remembering you in prayer.

MaryAnn Price Nov 4 2021 9:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" Schmidt

Bob Steffen Nov 4 2021 9:48 AM

Linda and family. I am so sorry to hear of Willie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He passed on the same date as Jerry, I am sure they are getting all caught up on everything and having many laughs.

Dorothy Flaugh Nov 3 2021 1:35 PM

Sorry for your loss Linda, wish we could be there.

Harry &Norma Reardon Nov 3 2021 9:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" Schmidt

David M. Peaster, SR Nov 2 2021 10:26 PM

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