Theodore H. Schmidt

June 10, 1959August 27, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

Theodore Henry Schmidt, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, passed away suddenly of natural causes on Monday, August 27, 2018. He was 59. He was born in Hinsdale, IL, on June 10, 1959 to Rudolph and Suzanne Schmidt of Lisle, IL. He attended Benet Academy and subsequently graduated from Bradley University (Peoria, IL), with a degree in electrical engineering. He married Kathleen Fuller of Marion, Iowa, and they had two sons, Alex Schmidt and Kevin Schmidt Tanager. His life was enriched by his marriage, fatherhood, running, sports fandom, and his deep Catholic faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen; his son Alex and his partner Brenda Yang of Durham, North Carolina; his son Kevin and his wife Claire Tanager of Boulder, Colorado; his sister Debbie (Robin) Stuck of Yorkville, IL, his sister Janet and her partner David Lohse of Denver, Colorado; his sister Karen (John) Biernat of Denver, his niece Nicole (Peter) Ratos and their sons George and Gregory; his nephew Michael (Kelly) Hopkins, his nieces Caitlin and Josette Hopkins; his uncle Tom (Nina) Daly of Port Townsend, Washington; and numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.

A visitation will be held at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home (Lisle) on Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 4:00-8:00 PM. Mass will be held at St. Joan of Arc Church (Lisle) on Friday, August 31, at 10:00 AM, followed by a chapel service and burial at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Hillside, IL).


  • Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 31, 2018

Theodore H. Schmidt

have a memory or condolence to add?

Shannon Briesemeister

August 31, 2018

My deepest condolences to my aunt Kathy and cousins Alex and Kevin. I haven't stopped thinking of you all since I got this unexpected news. I'm so sorry I cannot make it to the service.

Paula Bridwell-Vallone

August 31, 2018

Your friends in the Biology department are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Lohr

August 31, 2018

Kathy, Kevin and Alex
Sorry for your loss. We are praying for all of Ted's family. We are very glad we got to see you earlier this month. Ted, you are now with Jesus and the disciples.
With our deepest sympathy,
June and Nancy

Katrina Iserman

August 30, 2018

Dear Kathy, Alex and Kevin:
We are so very sorry for your loss and our hearts are breaking for you. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We enjoyed the times we shared with Ted and so appreciated his kindness to Mom when she was stranded in Chicago.
May you find comfort in the memories and the laughter you shared and may his Memory be Eternal.
In Sympathy,
Katrina, Dennis and Olivia

Greg and Carol Fuller Smith

August 30, 2018

Our hearts go out to you Kathy and boys during this time of deep loss. It was wonderful having just had the chance to visit with you and Ted recently. Please know that you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you from your Iowa cousins.

Catherine O'Connor

August 30, 2018

Thinking of all of Ted's family, in particular Kathy and their sons Alex and Kevin. I enjoyed watching Ted dancing with Kathy at Shannon's wedding and saying hello after so many years. Take care, Catherine.

Erin Bass

August 30, 2018

The girls and I have been thinking about you and your family this week. We send you lots of love.


Ready for a run!