Vincent Schmidt, 80, of Bismarck
Vincent Schmidt, 80, of Bismarck, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck.
Vincent was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Logan County to Valentine and Clara Schmidt. Vince served in the United States Army, including the Korean War, from 1952 to 1954. Upon returning from the war, he proposed to his wife, Regina Wald, with an engagement ring costing $110.00. They were married on June 22, 1954, at St. Anthony’s Church in Napoleon.
Vince was a plumber by trade working at MDU, M. Welsch & Sons, Century Plumbing and Johnson Controls.
Vince was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the AmVets and Eagles Clubs.
Vince is survived by his wife, Regina, Bismarck; four daughters and three son-in-laws, Deb Hausauer, Bismarck, Colleen and Ed Hovrud, Prior Lake, Minn., Mary and Tom Hulm, Bismarck, and Sandra and Gus Miller, Lincoln, Neb.; his nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, James, Wishek, and Anthony (Tony) Fletcher, North Carolina; four sisters, Regina (Jane) Schreiner and Francis Kelsch, Bismarck, Barbara Kilzer, Lake Geneva, Wis., Deloris (Dorsie) Lipp, Jamestown.
Vince was preceded in death by his mother and father; his daughter, Linda; son, Gary; and sisters, Eva and Lorraine.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Church of St. Anne, Bismarck, with Father Ed Wehner officiating.
Burial was in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery or the AmVets, Bismarck.