Harold D. Schmidt, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away November 8, 2009 at St. Mary’s of Michigan.  Age 89 years.  Harold was born October 14, 1920 in Bay County to the late Andrew and Reanna (Drouin) Schmidt.  He came to Saginaw in 1941 and became a sheet metal tradesman.  He retired from Sheet Metal Workers Local 7 in 1984.  Harold married Mildred Kunz on May 31, 1947 at St. Andrew Catholic Church.  She survives him along with four children: John (Pam) Schmidt of Frankenmuth, Mary Schmidt of Hale, Jo (Gary) Brownrigg of Freeland and Cindy (Tim) Greetis of Cincinnati Ohio and several grandchildren.  Harold was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Schmidt.  Harold was a member of the Boy Scouts since 1956 and a recipient of the Vigil Honor in the Order Of The Arrow and The Silver Beaver award.  He was also Scout Master at South School for 26 years.  Harold is a past president of the Washington Society, a Legion member of the Moose Lodge #82 and past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge #47.  He was instrumental in the first Indian Guides at the Y.M.C.A. Harold was an honorary 4th degree life member of the Knights of Columbus Council #593 and #4232 since 1945.   He volunteered at Camp Rotary of the Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity and the East Side Soup Kitchen.  Harold was a recipient of the first Audrey Griffin Award presented by the East Side Soup Kitchen.  He was a charter member of St. Stephen Catholic Church.  Harold’s Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday November 11, 2009 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn.  Rev. Fr. James G. Heller will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery.  Members of the Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will serve as pallbearers.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the rosary at 3:00 p.m.  Harold will lie in state at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to The Scouting Scholarship established by Harold.  Please share your thoughts and memories with Harold’s family at the Funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com.