Paul E. Schmidt

Paul E. Schmidt

Paul E. Schmidt, 96, of Polo, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023, at his home in Polo with family by his side.

Paul was born on November 17, 1927, at his childhood home in Pine Creek, Twp, rural Polo. He was born to the parents of Ernest and Maude (Davis) Schmidt. On June 5, 1948 in Polo, he married Fern Hammer and together they had four sons. Paul was a farmer most all his life. He ran a saw mill at his farm for over 60 years. He enjoyed woodworking, working his farm and making sure the thistles were taken out each year in the pasture. Paul every year planted a portion of his land calling it “Gods Acres” and whatever was harvested from this portion was donated.

Survivors include sons, Gerald (JoDeen) Schmidt of Eureka, IL., Charlie (Marjie Colloton) of Polo, Ray Schmidt of Pine Creek, Dan (Tammy) Schmidt of Polo; six grandchildren, Jenny (Shawn) Lewis, Janella Schmidt, Joanna Schmidt, Rachel (Ben) Collins, Heidi and Hannah Schmidt; 11 Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his wife Fern in 2005; a sister Esther Garrison Avey; brothers Albert, Walter and George Schmidt.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 401 S. Congress Ave, Polo. The funeral service will be following the visitation at 11:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest next to his wife at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo concluding the service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name.

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