Lee Schmidt


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Lee Warren Schmidt, 64, died July 4, 2014, at The Legacy on 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas.

He was born February 19, 1950, in Newton, Kansas, to Walter D. and Irene Annie Schmidt. He graduated from Hutchinson Community College and later took classes at Wichita State University, Kansas State University and Dallas Bible College. He served in the United States Navy from March 21, 1971, to January 1, 1973, and received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He held various jobs including a drafting job in Wichita, which he had a passion for.

On August 2, 1997, he married Katherine O'Brien in Newton, Kansas, and enjoyed doing volunteer work at The Source of Light, Newton. They were divorced in 2007. He lived at various VA nursing homes in Leavenworth and Topeka since 2004. He enjoyed fishing when he was younger and reading his Bible throughout his life.

Mr. Schmidt was preceded in death by his father; mother; sister, Betty Ann Hills; and nephew, John Edward Barben.

Survivors include his sister, Norma Barben of Wichita; sister, Karen Parks of Garden City; two nieces; two nephews; three great-nieces; and five great-nephews.

There will be no visitation. Dove Cremation & Funeral Service of Topeka is handling the arrangements. Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.DoveCremation.com.

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