May 28, 1931 – June 7, 2019
Vernon Schmidt, age 88, passed away June 7, 2019. Vernon is a U.S. Army Veteran, who served as a medic in Korea. He loved the outdoors including: camping, snowmobiling, boating, skiing and hunting. Vernon enjoyed attending all of his children's sports activities and later his grandchildren's. Throughout life he was a hard worker, and spent most of his career at Rocky Flats.
Vernon is survived by his wife Gayle; children: Leann (Tom) Woodard, Darin (Jackie) Schmidt and Ryan Schmidt; grandchildren: Miranda (Tyler) Sadar, Ashley Woodard, Karsen Schmidt, Brody Schmidt, Ryan Whitmore and Paige Whitmore and his siblings: Elva Unruh, Leona Totland, Norman Schmidt, Arlene Besore and Louella Ensz. He was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Leonard Schmidt, his son Randy Schmidt and his brother Alan Schmidt.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vernon's honor to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
- St. Jude's Children's Hospital
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, June 15, 2019
- Reception Saturday, June 15, 2019
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June 14, 2019
Vern, a special person to me. Kind, caring, and generous to everyone. He always made people feel special.
He had a beautiful dry-wit sense of humor that was hilarious. The very thought of his wonderful smile after making others and me laugh at one of his jokes or pranks makes me smile right now. His smile will carry on throughout my lifetime. I will always laugh as I recall his story of his introduction to his future son-in-law; certainly a comedy that was worthy of stage and screen.
His love for his wife and family was obvious for everyone to see. It was clear to me that the love his wife and family felt for him was just as strong and endless. Love like that endures.
My heartfelt sympathy and love to Gayle and the family.
Ruth Fry (patrick)
June 8, 2019
Gayle, Ken and I will always remember Vern as a man who loved his family, was a hard worker and a man who had a good and loving heart. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. I will never forget his kindness. I am sure he will be watching over you, Leann, Darin, Ryan and the rest of the family. Love and prayers to all.