GARNER – Roland F. Schmidt, 92, of Garner died Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Concord Care Center in Garner.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, November 3rd at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with a rosary at 4:30 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Roland Francis Schmidt, the son of Leo and Rose (Roach) Schmidt, was born January 31, 1923 in Mason City. He graduated from Garner High School in 1940. Roland served his country in the U.S. Army from February 22, 1945 until his honorable discharge on February 21, 1946. On May 18, 1948 Roland was united in marriage to Lucille Koppen at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wesley. The couple made their home in Garner where they spent all of their married life. Roland was employed at the United States Postal Service in Garner from 1947 until his retirement in 1972.
He was a lifetime member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and charter member of the Garner VFW where he served as a service officer for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lucille Schmidt of Garner; six children, Louis (Janice) Schmidt of Kenyon, MN, Gregory (Bonnie) Schmidt of Clear Lake, Mary (Tom) Hyde of Clear Lake, Michelle (Curt) Doble of Hugo, MN, Jennifer (Tim) Esbeck of Clear Lake and Michael Schmidt of Garner; ten grandchildren, Kellie Schmidt, Sara (Lance) Horst, Morgan (Heather) Masteller, Mia Masteller, Jesse (Rachel) Hyde, Jack (Jenn) Hyde, Nathan (Abby) Doble, Amanda (Jeff) Yeschick, Joslyn (Daniel) Darling and Jordan (Rob) Greiner; thirteen great-grandchildren; his brother, Darl (Darlene) Schmidt of Garner; brother-in-law, William (Helen) Koppen; sister-in-law, Betty Crandall; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Roland was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Gerald (Rosella) Schmidt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Opportunity Village in Clear Lake.
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