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Rev. J. Gary Schmidt

Rev. J. Gary Schmidt, 75, of Hanna City, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at his residence. He was born on July 12, 1944 in Minot, North Dakota to Herman and Agnes (Leier) Schmidt. He married Darlene Honig on July 10, 1966 in Lincoln, Kansas. She survives.

Also surviving are three children, Jonathan Schmidt of Hanna City, Illinois, Dawn (Rich) Good of Dacula, Georgia, and Timothy (Kristin) Schmidt of South Beloit, Illinois; five grandchildren, Adrianna and Evan Good, Annalise, Ian, Gavin Schmidt; one sister, Carol Treckman of Minot, North Dakota.

Gary retired from Federal Warehouse Companies. He was Pastor of Penn Ridge Lutheran Church in Trivoli, and Wiley Lutheran Church in Ellisville. Gary loved his family and grandkids.

Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Pastor Rich Good will officiate. Burial will follow services. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to your local church. To make online condolences you may go to




  • Elizabeth Honig- Whitfield

    Reply November 30, 2019 4:13 pm

    Uncle Gary you will be truely missed…so many memories and not enough time…Now you are an angel along side my daddy….

  • Diane and Paul Behm Family

    Reply November 30, 2019 4:21 pm

    Dear Schmidt Family
    I’m your father’s cousin Diane from Minot, ND. Gary was the older cousin we so admired and looked up to. We have many fond memories of the work, fun, and learning that took place on the Schmidt farm near Kongsberg, ND.
    I haven’t seen you since you were small children. Your father spoke highly of you all. His love of God and his family directed his life. I know you’ll continue to make him proud as you grow your own families and life works.
    Gary and I had a wonderful chat just a few weeks ago and we all looked to forward to seeing him on the road trips he made with your mother to Minot.
    My deepest sympathy to you all.
    Please give your mother a special hug for us.

  • Linda Millman Breen

    Reply November 30, 2019 6:42 pm

    Schmidt family,

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Gary’s passing, a hard time of year to lose a loved one. Hope that your faith and that your good memories of all the wonderful times will also see you through.

  • Rose Nieman

    Reply December 1, 2019 10:40 am

    Dawn (Schmidt family),
    Our hearts breaks with you for your loss of your dear Dad. May the comfort of our everlasting God and the unconditional love of Jesus carries you through this time as you mourn and remembering the sweet memories you have with your dad. Hugs from us.

  • Karen (Schade) Lyons

    Reply December 1, 2019 4:46 pm

    I am a cousin of Darlene from the St Louis, Missouri area. May all the family have the peace that only God can give during this time.

  • Stanley Markusen

    Reply December 1, 2019 6:02 pm

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We were high school classmates and roommates. I respected and admired him so much. I so enjoyed connecting with him a few years back when he led a school reunion worship service. I feel blessed to have had him in my life, God’s blessings on his family.
    With Love, Stanley Markusen

  • Howard(Danny)Soper

    Reply December 1, 2019 7:41 pm

    To the Schmidt family:I got acquainted with your husband,father,and grandfather through the Glasford area men’s breakfast in the area.I’ll miss him very much.God bless you all!Howard(Danny)Soper.

  • Steven and Linda Ames

    Reply December 2, 2019 7:43 pm

    Aunt Darlene and Cousins Jonathan, Dawn and Timothy, we are sorry for the passing of Gary. He was a kind, generous and loving man. We are comforted by the knowledge that he is with our loving Father. We pray that you are strengthened through this time of loss.

  • Pastor David A. Crum

    Reply December 3, 2019 10:18 am

    On behalf of your brothers and sisters in Christ at Harvest Fellowship in Lusby, Maryland, we extend our deepest sympathies to Dawn and your entire family, praying that the God of comfort will give you comfort and peace.
    “And I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ‘Blessed indeed,’ says the Spirit, ‘that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!'” – Revelation 14:13

  • Susan Turner

    Reply December 4, 2019 8:16 pm

    Am so sorry for your loss!
    Pastor Schmidt was such a blessing to me so many times in my younger years!
    May God be with you all during this period in your lives.

  • Jason Honig and Family

    Reply December 4, 2019 8:38 pm

    Dear Aunt Darlene , Jonathan, Dawn and Tim. I’m so sorry for your loss. Gary I always enjoyed seeing him and the rest of you all at family gatherings. He left an indelible impact and made a great family. I wish him peace and comfort in the afterlife. I send you all prayers of strength and love in this most difficult time. Much love to you all.

  • Harvey Honig

    Reply December 5, 2019 4:08 pm

    Grateful for the life that Gary lived, and the gifts he brought to the world. We are also grateful that we were able to spend much quality time with him and Darlene at the occasion of Lucy’s memorial. Our prayers and blessings for all of the family. Harvey and Jean

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