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Richard H. Schmidt

Richard H. Schmidt

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On July 14, 2012 @ 1:37 pm In Obituary | 32 Comments

American FlagRichard H. Schmidt, age 68, of Westmont, formerly of Brookfield. Vietnam Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Georgette Schmidt, nee France; dear father of Keary Schmidt and Daniel Schmidt.  Visitation Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL. 60513. He will Lie in State Wednesday, July 18, 2012, from 12:30 P.M. to time of service, 1:00 P.M. at New Apostolic Church, 3509 Maple Avenue, Brookfield, IL. 60513. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Richard H. Schmidt”

Condolence from Walter Diem on July 14th, 2012 6:00 pm

I so much enjoyed my time with your dad at our senior fellowships. My wife Darlene and I will keep you in our prayers.

Condolence from Bill and Mary Ann Behling on July 14th, 2012 8:23 pm

Dan and Keary…your father was a dear friend and neighbor…he will be missed….He was always there to lend a helping hand. His kindness to us will never be forgotten. We are so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Arthur Boberg on July 14th, 2012 8:38 pm

Keary and Dan, I am sorry to hear about your father and loss of our fellow Our Family reader.

Condolence from Keith Kolar on July 15th, 2012 6:43 am

Keary and family our prayers and thought are with u and family at this time in need

Condolence from Dominic Fortino on July 15th, 2012 11:00 am

I have know your Dad from work since 1990. Rich was a great man and friend. I had the privelege of recently going on a two day business trip to Omaha where we enjoyed a nice steak dinner for my birthday. Your father will be truly missed and I feel priveleged to have known him.

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Condolence from Russell Sykes on July 15th, 2012 4:16 pm

You don’t know me, but I’m the guy that essentially filled your Dad’s job at Mainsaver when he retired. Obviously I still worked with him regularly. We are all shocked and saddened by his passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. We all loved Rich like a Dad, Brother, and Friend. Everyone feels the loss of his kindness and gentleness.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Russ Sykes

Condolence from Cathy Hoffman on July 16th, 2012 7:24 am

Your SkyWest family want to offer their condolences to you and your brother in this time of sorrow. May your memories give you strength and the love of those around you help support you through the day ahead.

Condolence from Robert Garbus on July 16th, 2012 8:52 am

Rich was a big man with a big heart. He cared very much about his job, his friends and his family. He was always positive and I will never forget his thunderous voice and laughter. When I joined Mainsaver 13 years ago, he acted as my teacher and mentor. His legacy includes the hundreds of Mainsaver customers he helped to reach their goals. His colleages will never forget Rich.

Condolence from Michael Travers on July 16th, 2012 10:40 am

Your father will be truly missed, he was a great friend and wonderful colleague. My thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Jim McCormick on July 16th, 2012 10:54 am

I knew and worked with Rich for more than 15 years. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met and I am fortunate to have known him. I am extremely saddened by his passing. My sincere condolences go out to Rich’s family and friends. Rest In Peace my friend. I know you’re in a much better place reunited with your wife.

Condolence from Julia Chovanec on July 16th, 2012 11:56 am

Dan & Keary, I am so sorry and so sad. Your dad brought a smile to anyone he interacted with. He was an amazing dad and friend. I’m glad he touched my life. I find peace in the fact that he lived a great life with a great family.

Condolence from Laura Purdom on July 16th, 2012 12:33 pm

I was lucky to have the chance to work with Rich for just a few short years, but during that time I was touched by what a wonderful person he was and his big heart. The world has truly lost a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. We were all lucky to have known him.

Condolence from Diane and Tony Vymola on July 16th, 2012 12:40 pm

We only met your father twice but he was a very nice man and I know he truely will be missed.Please except our condolences,and Dan you can always call us if there is anything we can do for you or your brother.Our prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Kevin Dinh on July 16th, 2012 12:54 pm

Rich and I joined Mainsaver about the same time. He always had a big smile; always give me a big hug when he visited the office. Our last company’s user conference, I had to chance to sit at the same table with him; we chatted, drank wine and had a good time. I will miss those moments.

It was a pleasure to work with Rich. He will truly be missed.

My sincere condolences to Rich’s family and friends. RIP Rich!

Condolence from James Harvey on July 16th, 2012 1:43 pm

I will miss the many conversations and words of advice from Rich over the years, both personal and business. We both had lost a lot of weight (I had gastric bypass) and we’d compare notes all the time. He was enjoying life and family so much more now and I would love to hear about his vacations and trips. He will be missed a lot. He was a good friend to us and many other people. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Condolence from Bill Schmidt on July 16th, 2012 7:29 pm

To Rich’s friends and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I’ve had the pleasure and blessing of knowing and working with Rich at Mainsaver. He will be dearly missed.

Condolence from Fay Schroeder Schmidt on July 16th, 2012 10:54 pm

Dan & Keary,

I have fond memories of your father and grandparents when they would come to Wausaukee to visit the rest of the family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Don and Susan Joy (Baumle) Miller on July 17th, 2012 12:22 am

Richard Schmidt was a dear family friend. His parents were always there for us when we visited the Brookfield Congregation and I enjoyed the time with them. Dan and Keary, your father was such a wonderful generous man. It was an honor to have known him and called him a close family friend. Our prayers are with you and your families.

Condolence from Dennis & Shirley Bolliger on July 17th, 2012 10:34 am

Dan & Keary

As so many others do, we have great memories of your father, especially from our days in the NAC youth group. We’ve been keeping you in our prayers for strength, peace and comfort.

Condolence from Scott Cornelison on July 17th, 2012 1:32 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Rich. I worked with him at Mainsaver and he was one of the nicest, most professional people I have worked with. He taught me a lot at an early time in my career. He will be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Kind regards,
Scott Cornelison

Condolence from Noel Bell on July 17th, 2012 1:47 pm

Rich was a one of the most honest, hard working, respectable persons I have had the honor of knowing and being part of my life. He had the biggest heart and always made you feel welcome and at ease. A real pleasure to be around. I will always have many happy and fond memories of Rich.

Condolence from Joe Grassi on July 17th, 2012 3:37 pm

I have had the honor and privilege of knowing and working with Rich for more than 20 years. I can honestly say his cup was always half full. He was a very caring and giving person, was quick to laugh and always easy going and pleasant. Rich spent the last 20 years of his professional life working at improving other people‚Äôs work lives but I know his biggest joys in life were with his boys especially when there was a tight fishing line involved. I offer my heart felt and most sincere condolences to Rich’s family and friends. Rest in peace my old friend you will be sorely missed.

Condolence from Dave and Carol Berwanger on July 17th, 2012 3:43 pm

Dan and Keary;
Your dad was a friend of mine for a long time while we were in youth many years ago before we all grew up. We had many good times together. And lately, since we are now older, we were enjoying the seniors group at various gatherings. We have many fond memories of your dad. God speed with God’s help.

Condolence from Larry Hoing on July 17th, 2012 3:56 pm

There are some people in this world that are bigger than life. In Rich’s case his heart was bigger than life. I will never forget how he could warm up a room of people with his infections smile. He treated me like family and always encouraged me in our conversations. Rich will be remembered with a smile.Your family is in our prayers.
Larry Hoing

Condolence from Ted Martland on July 17th, 2012 4:13 pm

Rich has been a true friend and business partner from the day we met over 10 years ago – always there to help, a true professional, and completely goodhearted. I feel particularly blessed to have spent some of his last days working with him and I am honored to have been considered his friend.
My sincerest sympathy to the family for the loss of such a wonderful person.

Condolence from Suzen Schroeder O’Brien on July 17th, 2012 9:10 pm

Cousin Rich would live with us (his Aunt and Uncle) many summers in Wausaukee, Wisconsin. I have known him
since he was in grade school and even back then he showed a kindness and humor that was remarkable. When my father, his uncle, passed, he was especially sensitive and supportive. Though we did not get to see much of him in later years, he is and will be missed. Our prayers to Richey.

Condolence from John Coutinho on July 19th, 2012 12:58 pm

I am very Sad and sorry to know that Rich is not with us any more, It was a pleasure meeting Rich during the conference we also have couple of developments he was involved with during last few days is successfully being implemented. He will be missed by me.
My condolences to all his Family, colleagues and Friends at Mainsaver.
John Coutinho
Goreway Power Station – CANADA

Condolence from Sam DiBari on July 19th, 2012 2:19 pm

Rich and I worked together for 10 years at Mainsaver and he taught me many things about consulting and traveling. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met always happy with a smile on his face. We will all miss him. Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Carolyn Richrath on July 19th, 2012 4:08 pm

I can hardly believe that Richard Passed. What a gentle giant of a person. He was a wonderful husband to Georgette and wonderful father to his boys..
He was always pleasant when I would see him at family functions or at the store.
May God accept him with open arms and give his children His Peace.

Condolence from Bryan Miller on July 20th, 2012 10:53 am

I worked with Rich almost 6 years. He always was so nice and pleasant to work with. We just need more people like Rich in the world. This is a great loss for everyone. I know he is now in Heaven.

Condolence from Greg Kos and Family on July 20th, 2012 4:40 pm

Keary and Dan…Your Father was very comfortable around you two when you were dabbling at the muskie shows and shopping for that perfect bait.It was a pleasure to say i knew him and and that he showed though his patience how proud he was of his two sons.I will miss him..all our prayers ….Greg

Condolence from Mark Reynolds on July 20th, 2012 6:22 pm

I worked with Rich off and on for 3 years. We shared some funny moments and he was alway a joy to be around. He will be missed greatly. God bless.


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