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Joseph Francis Schmidt

January 29, 1927 May 18, 2018
Joseph Francis Schmidt
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Joe Schmidt of McMinnville passed away peacefully at his home May 18, 2018. Joseph Francis Schmidt was born January 29, 1927 in Sharon, Kansas to parents William & Elsie (Ricke) Schmidt. His family moved to the McMinnville area in 1940. Following high school in McMinnville, he served his country as a member of the US Coast Guard during WWII.
He married Lorraine Zinsli of Dayton on October 15, 1947 and celebrated 70 years of marriage. They raised their family in the McMinnville area. Joe worked at Darigold in McMinnville from to 1947 to 1989, retiring as a plant manager. He also owned & operated Valley View Hog Farm. He was a devout member of St. James Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents: wife Lorraine; brothers Eugene & Alvin; and a great grandson. He is survived by sisters Sylvia White of McMinnville and Kathy (Clyde) Nichols of Portland; children Don of Newberg, Linda (Rick) Drewieske of Clackamas, Bob (Becky) of Newberg, James (Barbara) of Sherwood, Kenny of McMinnville, Joe Jr. of McMinnville, Karen Schmidt of Beaverton, Kathy Jarnagin of McMinnville, Paul of McMinnville; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
Rosary services will held at St. James Catholic Church in McMinnville June 4, 2018 at 10:30AM followed by funeral mass at 11:00AM. Church services will be followed by cemetery burial and fellowship luncheon.

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memorial mass




11:00 AM 6/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

1145 NE 1st St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

Rosary at 10:30am.

St. James Catholic Church
1145 NE 1st St. McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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