Thomas A. Schmidt
March 22, 1944 – June 23, 2021
Tom started working as a mail carrier with the US Postal Service while he was still in college. He graduated from college and lived with Kay, his wife, and two children in Belle Fouche, South Dakota. Tom received his first promotion to a Supervisor at the Bulk Mail Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Two years later he was promoted to Postmaster to Hanlontown, Iowa and served there for eight years. Tom was then promoted to Postmaster in Lemon, South Dakota, Office in Charge at Rapid City, South Dakota, and finally retired as Postmaster in Advance, Missouri.
Upon his retirement, he became active in the local Baptist Church, volunteering for area youth, serving as an Alderman, school board member, and church secretary. Tom served his communities in the Fraternal Order of the Elks, Jaycees, Fraternal Order of the Masons, Gideons, Prison Ministry, Baptist Disaster Response, and as a missionary in Romania.
Preceded in death by parents John and Mary Schmidt; brothers: Reuben, Raymond, John, David, Don, Harvey, Georgie Schmidt; two sisters Martha Brammer and Lydia Zimmerman; other family members, Gerry and Russell Koan, Kenneth Larson, Karla Kuyper, Alex Lorang. Survived by wife, Kay; son, Tom Jr.; grandson, Kendall of Omaha, NE; daughter, Tina; grandsons, Donovan, Seth; granddaughters, Shantel, Katelynn; four great-grandchildren, Gage, Knickali, Maleghia, and Britlynn, all of Wichita, Kansas.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 10th from 10am to 11am at Rejoice! Lutheran Church, 2556 S. 138th Street in Omaha, NE followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Memorial Fund at Foundation One Bank, 4141 N. 156th Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE, 402-502-5558.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE: Visitation on Saturday, July 24th from 10am to 11am at First Baptist Church, 408 N. Oak Street, Advance, MO followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Memorial Fund at Southern Bank, 310 Ruth Street, Advance, MO 63730, 573-722-5599.
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Please know that our thoughts are with all of you. Although we’ve lost contact through the years, family is always the most important thing in our lives. We love you all very much!
So sorry to Uncle Tom’s family. I have great memories of him and you all. It is so very hard to lose a parent. Sending love and prayers
Larry Arleen David Yalda Kayla Travis and Erika
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was my uncle but only 3 years older. Many memories of our early years on the farm & sharing holidays as we grew up. Prayers to his family. & friends. He will be missed.
May Uncle Tom rest in the most beautiful, heavenly, ultimate peace. Aunt Kay, Tina and Tommy, you are all in my thoughts. Wings and prayers, Lisa
My thoughts are with Aunt Kay, Tom Jr., Tina and all of my Uncle Tom’s grandchildren as you prepare for his second memorial service. God Bless all of you as you celebrate your special memories in Uncle Tom ‘s life.