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Eldon Schmidt

Eldon E. Schmidt, 83, died Sept. 24 in Hillsboro.

Born April 12, 1926, in Newton to Herman and Susie (Unruh) Schmidt, he was married June 3, 1947, to Helen Thiessen in Inman.

He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.

A daughter, Beverly, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son, Allen of Wichita; two daughters, Laura Lautt of Hutchinson and Donna Terrell of Lehigh; a brother, Howard Schmidt of rural Hillsboro; a sister, Luella Bartel of McPherson; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were Monday at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, with the Rev. Steve Schroeder officiating. Burial was at Johannestal Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

Memorial funds have been established with the church and Tansworld Radio.

Last modified Sept. 30, 2009

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