Max Joseph Schmidt, 62, of Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, (Swanders) Sidney, was found to have passed away of natural causes at his residence on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1951, at Goldsboro, N.C., to the late Louis “Joe” Schmidt and Marjorie (Liette) Schmidt, who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are two children, Cammie and Ken Huelskamp of Eads, Tenn.; and Nolan J. Schmidt of Toledo; five grandchildren Hannah; Stephen; Sophia; Mariel and Sylvia Huelskamp; five siblings, Toni (Mark) Stephenson of Sidney; Kurt (Marsha) Schmidt of Anna; Christopher (Jackie) Schmidt of The Villages, Fla.; Carla (Bob) Minnich of New Bremen and Scot (Missy) Schmidt of Swanders and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Theresa Schmidt.
Max was a 1969 graduate of Anna High School. Over the years, he continued studies to obtain certification in meat cutting and HVAC. Mr. Schmidt managed the meat department at Anna Foods IGA until 1990 when the store changed ownership. Since then, he had been employed at Anna Hardware and Agrana Fruits in Botkins.
In his leisure, Max enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in McCartyville, the Rev. Les Schmidt presiding.
Interment of cremains will follow at Pearl Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at GehretFuneralHome.com.