Schmidt, Otto J. (O.J.), Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

O.J. Schmidt passed away after a lengthy illness at Saginaw Geriatrics Home on October 4, 2010. Age 95 years. The son of the late Amelia and Otto Schmidt was born on September 9, 1915 in Richland Township. He graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1933. He served in World War II, stationed in Okinowa. After the service he went into Construction and was a General Contractor for 25 years. He was a past member of the downtown Kiwanis Club and was very active in the repairs of Camp Kiwanis, and past member of the Germania Club, the Honest John Club and the YMCA Mens Club, and is also a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Surviving are one son, one daughter and their spouses, Wayne R. (Janice) Schmidt: Joanne J. (Ronald) Eurich all of Saginaw: four grandchildren and their spouses Steven Eurich, Carrie (Peter) Simon, Justin (Dana) Schmidt all of Saginaw and Eric Schmidt of Fenton, Ml: three step-grandchildren and their spouses, Gerald (Kathy) Zissler, Kimberly (Michael) Ickes, Ryan (Heather) Zissler: and numerous great grandchildren and step great grandchildren. One brother-in-law Wendell Turner, Hemlock and one sister-in-law and her husband, Alice (Walcott) Dennison, Owendale.; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Berniece, grand baby twin Mason Schmidt and great granddaughter Madison Schmidt and several brothers- in-law and sisters-in-law. The family wishes to thank the staff of Saginaw Geriatrics and Southern Care Hospice for the care given to our father and grandfather. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010 at W.L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel 4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI. Pastor C. William Weis will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral chapel on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Peace Lutheran Church, Southern Care Hospice or the Charity of their choice.