OBITUARY

Keith Stanley Schmidt

August 28, 1957June 17, 2020
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Keith Stanley Schmidt, age 62, passed away June 17, 2020. He was born with his twin sister in Austin, Texas on August 28, 1957 to Charlyne and Howard Schmidt. Family was the most important thing in Keith’s life and he was a dedicated and protective son and brother. He was born into a large family of six children as well as a larger family of aunts, uncles and cousins in the Austin and Houston areas. He was always proud of being a 6th generation German Texan as well as his Pfluger Family heritage.

Keith grew up in Northeast Austin and graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1976. He was a true Austinite and enjoyed live music, the Austin party scene in the 70’s, and the beautiful Central Texas outdoors. He had life-long friends that he ran with when Austin was a small town and loved this city so much. He was a great dancer and enjoyed going to all the clubs in Austin, most recently disco nights at the Iron Cactus. Many days of his youth were spent motor-cross racing, boating on Lake Travis and camping at Paleface Park, South Padre, and Bastrop. He was also a talented artist and spent hours drawing and painting amazing artwork. Keith was friendly, outgoing and admired for his bigger than life personality as long as you didn’t mess with his sisters.

Keith was an incredibly clever person who used his industrious creativity in every aspect of his life. He was a master carpenter and highly skilled in many areas. He built so many structures in Austin that it’s impossible to name them all. He could literally build a house from the ground up, put a roof on it and then build a fence around it. Keith loved to cook – especially barbeque! Nothing made him happier than hanging out while smoking a brisket and listening to country music. His talents didn’t stop at the pit – he could cook anything. Keith looked forward to and enjoyed planning and preparing our weekly Thursday night dinners at our family homestead.

Keith had a very spiritual, compassionate, and loving heart. He was a forgiving man and always the first to ask for forgiveness. He dearly loved his friends and family and reached out to them constantly. He also lovingly cared for our sweet Mom until her death last September. We will all miss his reminders to check out a beautiful full moon or an incoming storm as well as his nightly calls and texts wishing us goodnight.

Keith is preceded in death by his Mother Charlyne Schmidt, Father Howard Schmidt, and his younger sister, Rebecca Jean Schmidt Ray. He is survived by Step-Mother Marty Schmidt, Brother, Randy Schmidt, and wife Becky; Sister Debbie Parsley, and husband Blayne; Twin Sister Kerry McFarland; Sister Lisa Moseley, and husband Philip, Step-brother Greg Kieschnick and wife Laura, and Step-sister Beth Patterson and husband Sam. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews that he loved deeply. We know Keith would want us to mention his life-long friends Jill Jackman, Kathi Girod, Jay Ledbetter, James Guerrero, Scott Witter, Larry Blalock and especially David Reneau for their true friendships throughout his life. Keith’s unapologetic sense of humor and loving spirit will stay with us forever.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tyler Moseley, Active Pallbearer
  • Travis Moseley, Active Pallbearer
  • Jesse Ray, Active Pallbearer
  • Ian Blincoe, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin McFarland, Active Pallbearer
  • Dietrich Schmidt, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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Kathi Girod

July 10, 2020

Ken Goodenow

June 23, 2020

Your friends and family will dearly miss you. Comfort is found in knowing you are at your true and promised home where there is no pain and suffering . Healing begins for your family and friends believing in Gods promise for eternal life.
Ken and Jennifer Goodenow

Sherion Schroeder

June 22, 2020

Although I am not with you tonight or tomorrow. I have spent quiet time tonight looking at family pictures and just reflecting. We have a story to tell. I pray that the legacy of love that Keith leaves will be a source of strength and comfort for you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love. Sherion

Sally Jackman

June 22, 2020

Keith was one of the sweetest souls ever to grace us all - He could be such a goober, such a rascal! What a lover of animals and children, family, laughter, rock 'n roll, and the blues! He loved his big beautiful family to the moon - and what a great family they are. I'll forever treasure time spent with this man - bless you all. Thank you, Keith. Rest peacefully.

Dennis Nickel

June 21, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Randy, Debbie, Kerry and Lisa and all the extended family. God’s peace be with you all.

LIZ MULLIKIN

June 21, 2020

I am so very sorry for the heartache you all are going through. I have so many wonderful memories with, Keith. He was my first love and I’ve always loved him. We dated in high school. I wrote a poem for him for Valentine’s Day in 1977. He loved it.
Our hearts are young, our spirits free but I know our love is meant to be. We’ve parted now but we’ll meet again, the flame will light and we’ll love again.
I love you, Keith! I will always love you! I’ll meet you again in Heaven!

Laura Meharg-Simon

June 20, 2020

Dear Schmidt Family:
Your family was a big part of my life in jr high and high school. I loved your mother dearly...she was one of the sweetest and kindest people I knew ...Randy helped bring me to the Lord when I was a teen. Lisa I considered you my best friend and “pardner ”. Your brother Keith was the coolest guy in high school. Such a good guy. I am so sorry for your loss... I hope all of your good memories carry you through the sadness. I know your Mom was there to welcome Keith home. God Bless.
Laura Meharg-Simon

Margi Bienemann

June 19, 2020

Sending my sincere condolences to all the family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Margi Bienemann

Jill Jackman

June 19, 2020

I met Keith back in high school in the 70’s. Our families went to school together, all those Schmidt’s with the long blonde hair and us a family of four girls. I lost touch with Keith for a few decades but then reconnected about 18 years ago. He became a close part of our family for a number of years and we stayed good friends ever since. Our memories tended to be very similar, cartoons we watched, music we liked, family holidays, we can talk about anything and everything and did several times a week besides having an occasional dinner or birthday celebration. I thought of him as a big brother and depended on him in many ways. The loving care he gave his mother to the end of her life was something I’ll always remember and admire him for. Keith was a good soul and I will miss him very much. My love and thoughts are with Randy, Debbie, Kerry, and Lisa.

Keith Forester

June 18, 2020

My Heartfelt Prayers and Condolences to the Schmidt Family...

Keith has Always been a Great Friend to me in all the years I have known him...He and I go almost back to grade school. Whenever we happened to run into each other through the years we would play catch up with each other to see how each of us were doing to try and fill in the gaps. It seems like we would touch base from his Family to mine letting each other know what our clan was up to.
And since both of our names were Keith, it seemed like we had a certain click or a bond between us.

Its hurts to know that he has left us so soon but good to know Whom He is with.

Will Miss You Keith

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