Marvin Schmidt

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Marvin M. "Pepper" Schmidt, 75, of Altenburg died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Dec. 17, 1927, at Altenburg, son of Emmanuel J. and Maria S. Buck Schmidt. He and Doris Luehrs were married April 21, 1951.

Schmidt retired as a maintenance worker at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, and was custodian 36 years. He also helped at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel in Altenburg more than 35 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Richard Schmidt of Farrar, Mo., Kenneth and Bruce Schmidt of Jackson; three daughters, Linda Wiggins and Kathleen Leimbach of Pocahontas, Karen Meisner of Farrar; two sisters, Blanda Schwesig of Belleville, Ill., Elvira Butler of Florissant, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Friends may call at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Thursday.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ronald Paseur officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.