Gerhard A. Schmidt

May 30, 1921 ~ March 14, 2018 (age 96)

Gerhard A. "Gary" Schmidt

Brandenton, Florida

(formerly of Bay City and Harrisville, MI)

     It was the Lord’s will to bring to Heaven, our dad, grandpa, great grandpa and brother Wednesday March 14, 2018, age 96.  He was born May 30, 1921 in Bay City.  Gary was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Army Air Force. 

     Surviving is his daughter Sandra (Russell) Cooley, two grandchildren, Dawn (Brandon) Hoffman and Jason Cooley and (Christie).  He was blessed with two great grandchildren, Ella Grace Hoffman and Porter Russell Cooley, one sister Betty (Eilert) Barnes and many other family and friends.  Gary was predeceased by his wife Mildred Schmidt in 1989, a daughter Debra Schmidt in1972 and his mother Susanna Niernberg and step-father Otto Kleinert.

     The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. John Lutheran Church, 706 W. Jane Street, Bay City, MI 48706.  Pastor Paul Schaewe will officiate.  Private interment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Saturday after 10:00 am.  Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Honor Guard will be held at the funeral home Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

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