Albert J. Schmid

Albert J. Schmid

April 6, 1931 – March 7, 2023

Albert was born in Bancroft, Nebraska, to Sophia Sabald and John Schmid. The family lived on a farm in Wisner, Nebraska. He enlisted in the Air Force and served 4 years at Offutt AFB. After his service, he returned to the farm. Drought years caused him to give up farming and move back to Omaha and begin a career in banking.

In 1964 Al moved his family to Papillion.  His banking career lasted 65 years and included jobs at Packers National Bank, Clarke Bank, Bank of Papillion Bank of the Midlands, and American National Bank.  He retired in 2021 at the age of 90 and was always very active at St Columbkille’s Church, a charter member of the Papillion Lions Club and the American Legion Post 32.

Al was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dottie (Yarnall) Schmid, and his parents, John and Sophia Schmid. He is survived by children: Jeff (Amy) Schmid, Kathy (Mike) Jones, Rob (Geri) Schmid, and Cindy (Jon) Jensen. His grandchildren are Abbie (Alex) Cuenca, Bobby Schmid, and (finance Jordan Lambesis); Justin (Whitney), Joey and Jared Jones; Ryan Jack and Rachel Schmid; Jake, Atlee, and Kealey Jensen. He also has two great-grandchildren, Penny and Teddy Jones. Al is survived by his brother John and sister Lonnie Dinslage.

VISITATION: Wednesday, March 22nd, 4pm, followed by VIGIL at 7pm at West Center Chapel.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, March 23rd, 10:30am at St. Columbkille, 200 East Sixth St, Papillion. Luncheon to follow.

Private Interment: Cedar Dale Cemetery.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil and Mass, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.

In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials are suggested to St Columbkille Church,  Papillion Lions Club, or American Legion Post 32.


  • Barry & Gretchen Reid Posted March 8, 2023 11:00 pm

    We will certainly miss a fellow Lion, a good friend and a great asset to our community.

  • Rob Lamp Posted March 9, 2023 8:46 am

    To the Schmid family, my sympathies on Al’s passing. Al was truly a great man and an ambassador
    to Papillion. Dottie’s passing is now erased. RIP Al.

  • Vincent and Carole Posted March 9, 2023 9:49 am

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father

  • Bev & Tom Vitamvas Posted March 9, 2023 11:08 am

    Our thoughts, prayers & hearts are with you. So many great memories of our times together. A wonderful, true friend. All our love & care. Bev & Tom

  • James & Connie Mascarello Posted March 10, 2023 12:17 am

    A great mentor. Al, you will be missed. Such a great man.

  • Bill Williams Posted March 10, 2023 6:39 am

    Spent an hour with Al two weeks ago. Talked about growing up on the farm, getting a job washing windows at a South Omaha bank which led to his banking career.
    Great guy, proud American. Our condolences to the family. He joins Dottie, good for him.

  • Mike Brady Posted March 10, 2023 1:17 pm

    Al was a good friend and a banking partner years ago and a good Friend. May God Rest his Soul

  • Curtis & Karen Rainge Posted March 10, 2023 3:14 pm

    Our Condolences to the Schmidt Family! Praying for comfort to the family as they mourn his home going. May God Bless you all!

  • Dave and Pat Lang Posted March 10, 2023 9:51 pm

    Al and Dottie, we love you and God bless.

  • April and Jon Clark Posted March 11, 2023 12:54 pm

    We will miss the world’s kindest man, Al Schmid. When you spoke to him, you were the most important person to him. He knew everyone in town and no one was a stranger. We were better people for having known him. And he leaves us having made the world a better place in countless ways. Rest in peace friend Al, happy to be with your Dottie forever.

  • Penny Diane Shaw Posted March 11, 2023 2:25 pm

    We are so sorry to hear the news of Al ‘s passing . We are sending prayers and Love to your family. Stuart still has funny stories of going to the bank to see Al with his dad ! Norm told Stuart you know you got the car loan because of me !!!
    God Speed

  • David Davis Posted March 11, 2023 3:17 pm

    All one has to do is to meet Mr. Schmid’s children to understand what an extraordinary man he was. Each member of Mr. and Mrs. Schmid’s family is exceptional in faith, intelligence, grace, and down-to-earth kindness. Add a touch of humor and Midwestern spunk, and it must have been the cradle of happiness and achievement. I wish I had had the pleasure of meeting him to thank him for the blessing of his children’s friendship – in which he and his wife had a tender, loving hand. Quite a remarkable legacy! Condolences and deepest sympathy to all of the Schmids, extended family and friends. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more.”

  • Aunt Jane Posted March 12, 2023 10:34 am

    Thinking about all the fond memories of time we spent together in Las Vegas.
    I’m with you all in mind and prayer.
    Love to all.

  • linda head MD (Bill Kathol) Posted March 14, 2023 3:22 am

    Al was a good man and a great friend. He did so much for so many. His and Dottie’s memories will live on.

  • Allan and Pam Campbell Posted March 14, 2023 9:12 am

    Remembering Al and Dottie with such fondness! Thoughts and prayers to all of you kids and families.

  • Eldon and Judy Lauber Posted March 16, 2023 12:45 pm

    We will miss you Al a true and wonderful friend. We will always remember our fun times together with you and Dottie! May you both Rest In Peace in your heavenly home. We will always be grateful for your friendship.

  • Charles Hess Posted March 17, 2023 1:41 pm

    My sincere condolences to Jeff and Amy, and family. I met Al back in 2006, when he rode in the truck with me as I pulled a parade float for American National Bank in the Gretna NE days parade. Such a proud American and a wonderful person. Sending prayers for peace and comfort to your family.

  • Beth and Mark Johnston Posted March 18, 2023 9:15 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love and prayers.

  • Joe and Judy Hurd Posted March 19, 2023 2:24 pm

    We will miss you, Al! As we do Dottie. It has truly been a treasure to know you. We will always smile when we remember you. We thank you for leaving your great families in our midst.

  • Deb Carlson (Vonderharr) Posted March 19, 2023 6:18 pm

    Growing up around the Schmidt family are some of my best memories of childhood. Dottie and Al always made their home a welcoming place for Kathy and I to have adventures. Girl Scouts was fun because of them. Al’s smile never dimmed in his 90 years on this earth and I am sure his light shines bright in heaven. My deepest sympathy to Kathy and Jeff and the rest of the family.

  • Mary Reissener Posted March 20, 2023 4:29 pm

    Al was a vey true and caring person. In all the years I knew him he always had a smile and a deep concern for all.

  • Curtis Rainge Posted March 22, 2023 3:46 pm

    Al, you will be greatly missed from this community and surrounding areas. Thank you for your friendship and generosity! Praying for the Schmidt family as you grieve your loss!

  • David Black Posted March 23, 2023 7:07 am

    Always enjoyed my conversations with Al. Always encouraging, loved the stories, proud of his family, proud of his community and proud of his career and the legacy. Always giving and thinking of others. Always a smile. The last conversation he wanted to talk about Papillion Days and the various ways he dressed up and the jeep !

  • Patti Kahre Posted March 23, 2023 7:59 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Al at the Bank and he was such a nice man. He was always so proud of his family. Al shared lots of stories and pictures! I wish you peace during this difficult time.

  • Dr. Richard A. Vinci Posted March 28, 2023 1:29 pm

    Amy and Jeff, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. We enjoyed participating with your Father in the American National Bank Parades where he led the charge! A gracious gentleman. Jackie was so glad to be able to represent our family and attend the recent services to honor your Dad. Al was her buddy and calendar procurer at the Bank. May his memory be a blessing to your and yours. An amazing legacy of love and family. Jackie, Andrew and Richard Vinci

  • Guardian Angel Cathedral – Las Vegas Posted May 17, 2023 11:42 am

    We are saddened to hear of the passing of our dedicated volunteer and will miss him. Love and prayers to the family!

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