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Ralph D. Schmidt

December 2, 1937 ~ April 29, 2014

Ralph D. Schmidt was born December 2, 1937 in Caldwell, Kansas to Irvin and Rita (VanDenBerg) Schmidt. Ralph attended Caldwell schools, graduating with the Class of 1955. After serving in the U.S. Army, he work most of his life in farming and the oil fields. Ralph passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Wichita, Ks. at the age of 76.

Ralph is survived by his sons; John of Caldwell, Michael Dean of Orlando, Florida, Daniel of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Randy of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brothers Jerald of Caldwell, Delbert of Kansas City, Philip of Caldwell; sister Rita Scribner of Wichita; ten grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be given to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association or to the St. Martin's Building Fund and sent in care of the mortuary.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 15, 2014 and Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 16, 2014, both at St. Martin’s Catholic Church with Fr. Dwight Birket officiating. Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery.

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Burt and Karen Atkinson

Family and Friends - 04/30/2014

Sorry to hear of my old friend passing. Ralph had his share of rough edges but also had a very big heart.


Ryan & Jennifer Sturm

Family and Friends - 04/30/2014

We always enjoyed Ralph's visit to the farm. He was always the first one to wish us Happy Anniversary, we knew when the phone rang bright in early on Nov. 27 it was Ralph!


Randy "Ziggy" Ryan

Family and Friends - 04/30/2014

Sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. I have many fond memories of that man! We will miss him.


Whitey Lawrence

Family and Friends - 04/30/2014

Ralph will be missed by family and friends,myself included. Anyone that knew him could tell many a good story, that alone brings a :) smile to my face, my thoughts are with him and his family. Rest In friend, God Bless !


Randy Kubik

Family and Friends - 05/08/2014

Ralph, was a good neighbor and friend. During his life he had lots of challenges, but never failed to think of others, even during those trying times. I know that he will be missed by many and am glad to have known him.

You are in my thoughts and prayers during your time of loss and grief.


Lynn (VanDenBurg) Yeamans

Family and Friends - 05/09/2014

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of our fun loving cousin, Ralph. I can remember the many fun times I enjoyed as a child on the farm when we traveled to visit Aunt Rita, Uncle Irvin and the family. Ralph always had a great story and could make you laugh. He was a special person and I am glad I could call him cousin/family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family as they find peace and joy in knowing that Ralph is truly happy now and we will miss him.


Wendy Schmidt-Strukel

Family and Friends - 05/12/2014

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I always liked Ralph, he had a kind heart and was always fun to be around. May fond memories of your Dad and brother bring you peace at this difficult time.


John McEachern

Family and Friends - 05/14/2014

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Ralph and I graduated together in the class of 1955. We played on the high school football team together and I have lots of fond memories of our friendship during those years. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.



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