Obituary: Christopher Schmidt

Christopher “C.J.” Schmidt, 20, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home in Newton.

He was born on May 18, 1996, in Wichita to Katherine P. Schmidt. She precedes him in death.

C.J. loved music. With that love, came the joy of singing and dancing. He loved playing his video games. He was employed with RCI of Newton and also participated in Special Olympics.

He is survived by his brother, Alex Schmidt; aunt and uncle, Jeff and Lori Schmidt; two uncles, Mitch and Chris Franz; and his grandmother, Tootsie Schmidt.

Preceding him in death was his beloved mother, Katherine; his grandmother Billie McFarland and grandfather Jerry Schmidt.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton. Pastor Matt Kruse will preside.

Memorials have been established with Newton Bible Church in care of the funeral home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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