OBITUARY: Albert Allen Schmidt

Albert Allen Schmidt, 78, died on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

Allen was born on March 5, 1941, in Medford, Okla., to Albert and Verna (Fleming) Schmidt.

Allen married Shirley Plenert on Aug. 15, 1969, in Hillsboro. They were married for 38 years until her death in 2008.

Allen was a genuinely kind person who faithfully attended church and spoke with all. Allen worked for Heartland Bedding Manufacturing. He was a longtime member of the First Mennonite Church of Newton.

Allen is survived by his brother Ernest Schmidt; nieces Cindy Miller and Kimberly Moon; sister-in-law Betty Schmidt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley; parents Albert and Verna; son Jim Schmidt; and brothers Harold and Wesley Schmidt.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. There will not be a public visitation or viewing.

A memorial has been established for Schowalter Villa.

Petersen Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.

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