Richard S. Schmidt, loving father and grandfather, died peacefully on February 27, 2019 following a short illness at the age of 79 years.
Richard was born on July 19, 1939 in St. Louis, MO. He worked in the structural steel industry for 30 years and then spent his remaining working years in the restaurant business until retirement. On December 1, 1962 he married Sharon (DeGeare) Schmidt, and they raised two sons Richard and Steven. He was passionate about helping others through his many years of volunteer work with the Optimist Club of Brentwood, MO.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Richard (Dick), and his brother Michael. He is survived by and will be dearly missed by his sons Richard (Sharon) and Steven (Ann), grandchildren Dean, Alexandra, Luke, Mathilde, Nathalie, and Elliott, ex-wife Sharon (DeGeare) Schmidt, cousin Joan Barmer, and the many in his large extended family (DeGeare).
VISITATION: Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1-3:00 P.M. Michel Funeral Home 5930 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139.
Inurnment at a later date.
ARRANGEMENTS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MICHEL FUNERAL HOME.