Steven Eric Schmidt

May 10, 1957May 27, 2018

Steven Eric Schmidt, 61, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 27, 2018. He was born May 10, 1957 in Lansing to Richard and Margery (Hiles) Schmidt. Steve loved to fish, hunt, and play drums – especially with his church’s worship team. After retiring as a contractor and builder, he spent time crafting beautiful wooden creations in his home workshop. For Steve, there was nothing better than a day with family and there were never any “quick phone calls”.

Steve loved spending time with his family, and when he couldn’t be with them in person, he was happy to spend hours on the phone with them. Steve loved helping people and would give the shirt off his back. For Steve, all his friends were family to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Diane; his children, Sandi (Justin) Douse, Swanna (Jay) Cavanaugh, Sharon (Paul) Sonnenberg, Travis (Alyson) Halsted, Marlena (Jeff) Miller, Sheila (Matthew) Estes, Dug (Sarah) Brewbaker; 23 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Christine (Robert) Rogers, Robert (Denise) Schmidt, Richard (Ruth) Schmidt, Lary Schmidt, and Eric (Edwina) Schmidt; numerous nieces and nephews; and too many friends to name.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11am at Mason Assembly of God, 425 E South St, Mason. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, and on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 5pm until 8pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel, 205 E. Middle St., Williamston.

Memorial contributions may be made in Steve’s honor to Mason Assembly of God.


  • Richard and Margery (Hiles) Schmidt, Parents
  • Diane Schmidt, Wife
  • Sandi (Justin) Douse, Daughter
  • Swanna (Jay) Cavanaugh, Daughter
  • Sharon (Paul) Sonnenberg, Daughter
  • Travis (Alyson) Halsted, Son
  • Marlena (Jeff) Miller, Daughter
  • Sheila (Matthew) Estes, Daughter
  • Dug (Sarah) Brewbaker, Son
  • Christine (Robert) Rogers, Sister
  • Robert (Denise) Schmidt, Brother
  • Richard (Ruth) Schmidt, Brother
  • Lary Schmidt, Brother
  • Eric (Edwina) Schmidt, Brother
  • Steve also leaves behind twenty-three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and too many friends to name to cherish his memory.

  • Justin Douse
  • Jay Cavanaugh
  • Paul Sonnenberg
  • Travis Halsted
  • Lary Schmidt
  • Eric Schmidt

  • Mason Assembly of God


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 31, 2018

Steven Eric Schmidt

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James Risdon

June 1, 2018

Sorry for your loss, Steve was always the nicest person and always took a minute to say ""hello" no matter how busy he was.
James Risdon and family

Sarah Pratt-Spangler

May 30, 2018

Eric, Lary and family,

I am so sorry for your loss of Steve.. what an amazingly friendly good, good man..
May you find comfort in your friends, family and memories in the days, weeks and months to come..

Very sincerely,


George & Lois Rosendahl

May 29, 2018

Diane, this is a shock to us. However, always know that are thoughts & prayers are with you & the family. May he rest in peace & be with the Lord forever! George & Lois Rosendahl, Apache Junction, Arizona

Maria and Bob Maier

May 29, 2018

Steve was an incredible neighbor. He will be sorely missed. Diane, if there is anything you need, don't hesitate to ask.

Your neighbors, Bob and Maria Maier

Shari Bowker

May 28, 2018

Steve and his wife Diane loved using their talents on God Churches. That what they did at Conway FMC when they attended. Pastor Steve and I loved the friendship of them. Diane my prayers are with you and the Family. I know what loss is, my Steve , Stephen, my stepson. Now the loss of your Steve Stay close to your Savior.