Edwin Raymond Schmidt
Edwin Raymond Schmidt walked into Heaven's Gates on June 14, 2021 at the age of 92.
He was born and raised in Gackle, ND. He continued his studies at Wartburg College, and Wartburg Seminary in Iowa, earning a Masters of Divinity Degree in 1949.
He served for 56 years in the Evangelical Lutheran Church parishes in ND, ILL, and NC. Ed and Jean retired in 1993 and moved to Stillwater, MN, where he continued to serve using his gifts and passion for ministry at Boutwells Landing.
He married Jean Galliart in 1952, and together they raised 4 children; Beth, Paula, Eric, and Stephen. They were the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren. Ed and Jean were married for 56 years before Jean's death in 2008.
After Jean's death, Ed married Patricia Simonett in 2009, and they lived contentedly at Boutwell's Landing for the rest of his life.
Ed will be remembered as a loving and spiritual pastor and friend to many throughout his years. His accomplishments are unsung, but their influence will endure; making life bearable by humor, making your time together fun, and an individual who lived with a purpose; showing God's Love in this world.
The family's heartfelt thanks goes to Boutwell's Landing staff on every level, who showed compassionate care and love to him and our family every step of the way in the aging process.
Memorial Service 11AM Thursday, July 8th at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1616 Olive Street West, Stillwater, with visitation beginning one hour prior.
Posted online on June 22, 2021