Lawrence E. Schmidt

Lawrence E. Schmidt, 82, of Independence, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, December 22, 2016 at First Christian Church, Independence, Missouri. Visitation will be held at 12:00PM, December 22, 2016, at First Christian Church. Mr. Schmidt was born September 9, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Larry was a small engine mechanic and has a shed full of small engines and parts to prove it. His life was dedicated to his family, church, and his hobbies. Larry was married for 56 years to his loving wife Martha. He graduated from De LaSalle Academy. He was involved in Boy Scouts and all his life he was an elder at First Christian Church and was president of his Sunday School class. He will be loved and missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Anna Schmidt and his brother Richard Schmidt.

Survivors include his wife Martha, sisters JoAnn Curry and Judith Cummings, daughter Deborah Wirth, son Joe Schmidt, 5 grand children, and 1 great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church or Salvation Army Crossroads Shelter, Independence, Missouri.


  1. Jim and Sue Thurman on December 23, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Martha and family we were saddened to hear of the loss of Larry. We didn’t know about it or we would have attended the funeral. We saw it in the church visitor today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Sympathy, Jim and Sue Thurman

  2. philip riley on March 5, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    mt condolences to larrys wife and children i was one of his scouts and leaders in the troop 229 it gives me great sorry top hear of the passing of sutch great man he will be missed

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