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Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

William R. Schmidt

November 6, 1942June 30, 2020
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William Ray “Pop” Schmidt, 77 years of age passed away on June 30, 2020. He was born on November 6, 1942 in New Albany, Indiana to the late Pete and Anna Schmidt. Bill was a member of the Indiana National Guard and retired from Pillsbury in New Albany after 40 years of service.

His greatest joy was time spent with his kids and grandsons, he was a great Dad and Pop. He also enjoyed his garden and flowers, maintaining his home and working in his barn/shop. Bill spent over 30 years collecting, and dealing in antiques, and made many great friends on this journey and acquired a unique, beautiful collection. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Nancy Lincks Schmidt.

He is survived by his children, Kevin Schmidt, Jill Schmidt, Brent Schmidt; grandchildren, Luke, Bryce, Blake; siblings, Martha Lee “Sis” (Vincent) Stumler, Alfred (Hilda) Schmidt, Jim (Janet) Schmidt, Rosella Bickel, Pete (Linda) Schmidt, Marvin (Lisa) Schmidt; and many friends and family.

A reception of family and friends will be 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday, at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. A Memorial Service will begin at 5:00 pm Sunday in the funeral chapel.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Services

  • Reception of Family and Friends

    Sunday, July 12, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, July 12, 2020

Memories

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Joy Klein

July 9, 2020

Kevin, Jill, and Brent,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Joy (Carroll) Klein

Leon Akers

July 4, 2020

My girlfriend and I met Bill a few years back. No one could ask for a more considerate respectful man. We shared a love of antiques and have bought several items from him over time. He was always down to earth, fair and honest in every way.
We learned a lot from Bill. We jokingly talked about finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Bill the search is over. God has both the gold and rainbow waiting for you. Rest in peace my friend. We miss you dearly.
Leon and Myrna

Mickey Jones

July 3, 2020

I will always look up to you Bill. Bill Schmidt is one of many friends I have met in the flea market business but one whose footprints I would like to follow. He was kind, considerate and always fair. Our family will always miss you.

Charlie Wilson

July 3, 2020

Rickie and I will miss him. He was a great man who loved his family very much...good friend and will will be missed very much..

Richard Wells

July 2, 2020

I sure am going to miss my buddy. We did a lot together. He loved the flea market. Best friend i could ever have. He was so giving.
Rest in peace, Bill.
Love Richard and Debbie Wells

JIM AND GLORIA SCHNEIDER

July 2, 2020

DEAR JILL & BROTHERS: WE JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW HOW SADDENED WE ARE BY THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER. WE ENJOYED THE FEW MONTHS WE GOT TO TALK TO HIM. WE TALKED ABOUT HEAVEN AND WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE. HE WASN'T AFRAID TO LEAVE THIS WORLD. WE WILL DEEPLY MISS HIM. PRAYING FOR YOU IN THIS TIME OF NEED.
THE SCHNEIDERS





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Biography

William Ray “Pop” Schmidt, 77 years of age passed away on June 30, 2020. He was born on November 6, 1942 in New Albany, Indiana to the late Pete and Anna Schmidt. Bill was a member of the Indiana National Guard and retired from Pillsbury in New Albany after 40 years of service.

His greatest joy was time spent with his kids and grandsons, he was a great Dad and Pop. He also enjoyed his garden and flowers, maintaining his home and working in his barn/shop. Bill spent over 30 years collecting, and dealing in antiques, and made many great friends on this journey and acquired a unique, beautiful collection.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Nancy Lincks Schmidt.

He is survived by his children, Kevin Schmidt, Jill Schmidt, Brent Schmidt; grandchildren, Luke, Bryce, Blake; siblings, Martha Lee “Sis” (Vincent) Stumler, Alfred (Hilda) Schmidt, Jim (Janet) Schmidt, Rosella Bickel, Pete (Linda) Schmidt, Marvin (Lisa) Schmidt; and many friends and family.

A reception of family and friends will be 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday, at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. A Memorial Service will begin at 5:00 pm Sunday in the funeral chapel.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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