Schmidt, Ormond D

Schmidt, Ormond D

Male 1922 - 2007  (84 years)

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  • Name Schmidt, Ormond D 
    Born 20 May 1922  Goessel, Marion County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 May 2007  McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I28285  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father Schmidt, Karl 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Schroeder, Helen 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
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    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F10590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 May 1922 - Goessel, Marion County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 2007 - McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
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  • Notes 
    • Mennonite Weekly Review - May 2007

      Ormond (O.D.) Schmidt, 84, of McPherson, Kan., died May 6, 2007. He was born May 20, 1922, to Karl and Helen (Schroeder) Schmidt at Goessel.

      He grew up on a farm. He graduated with the class of 1940 from Goessel Rural High School. He was baptized and joined Goessel Mennonite Church on June 5, 1938, where he was a member until his death.

      After high school, he began farming with his father. He also did road grading for Spring Valley Township. In the winter of 1946 he worked for Bethel College in North Newton in farm maintenance. He later worked at Unruh Service Station.
      He married Emma Ruth Huxman on Sept. 5, 1947, at Calvary Tabernacle Church in Moundridge.

      They moved to a small farm without any modern conveniences southeast of Goessel. Later they were offered a larger farm northeast of Canton. Here he shared labor and equipment with his father and brother Roy. When his parents retired from farming, he and his family moved to the home place northwest of Goessel. In 1958, he began working at Hesston Corp. and was employed there for about 30 years.

      In 1963, he took flying lessons and got his private pilot’s license. He and his wife joined the International Flying Farmers organization in 1964, which was an inspiration and very dear to their hearts. They retired from farming in 1994 and moved to McPherson.

      Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Emma Ruth; two sons, Myron Schmidt of Newton and Neil Schmidt and his wife, Virginia, of McPherson; a daughter, Ellen Gilbert and her husband, Larry, of McPherson; a sister, Velora Krehbiel of Lakin; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Johannes Rings Senior Family History, Paul Hirschler, (Name: Pub. by Dr. Howard Raid, 2nd printing May 28, 1974;).

    2. [S537] Social Security Death Index,, (Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: 512-18-3307; Issue State: Kansas; Issue Date: Before 1951.
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