Larry E. Schmidt

Larry E. Schmidt, 77, of rural Bryant, IN, and with family in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at 5:05 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.

He was born on May 21, 1943, in Mercer County, OH, to Joseph and Pearl Beldon Schmidt. He married Diane Tyson Schmidt on April 17, 1965, in Berne, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2019.

He attended Rockford OH Schools, and was a diesel mechanic for Big Rigs in Fort Wayne, General Truck Sales in Fort Wayne and presently worked at ADE Horseshoeing in Geneva.

Survivors include a son, Paul F. Schmidt, of Bryant; two daughters, Amy Barker, of Huntington, and Bethanna (Jamie) Spafford, of Alcoa, TN; three sisters, Martha Horton, of St. Mary, OH, Jane (Richard) Dailey, of Linn Grove, and Marceil Schmidt, of Celina, OH; three brothers, Dan Schmidt, of Willshire, OH, Edwin (Linda) Schmidt, of Courtright, Ontario, and Junior (Angie) Schmidt, of Decatur; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. A public graveside service will be held at West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, with Rev. Ken Stirratt officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
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