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1930 Donald 2019

Donald Schmidt

January 26, 1930 — November 4, 2019

Donald E. Schmidt, 89, of Bellevue, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
A Funeral Liturgy will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria, with Deacon Lou Tomlianovich officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date.
Don was born on January 26, 1930 in Peoria, a son of John and Katherine (Barden) Schmidt. He married Patricia J. Cook on June 10, 2007 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on April 12, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.
He is survived by his children, Donald (Michelle) Schmidt of Bellevue, Diane (Skip) Pierson of Bartonville, Debbie (Tim) Lequia of Norwood and Darlena (Lonnie) Pitsonbarger of Lowell, IN; eight grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.
Don served from 1951-1953 in the US Army. He retired from Caterpillar in 1988. He was the owner/operator of Schmidt TV and Appliance. He was an avid square dancer and former past president of Bachelor and Bachelorettes Square Dance Club.
Memorial contributions may be made in Don's memory to Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS).

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