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Michael Ray Schmidt

Michael Schmidt, 68 of Altoona, Iowa, formerly of Glenwood, Iowa, passed away June 8, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Services are pending.

21 Condolences

  • Jana Clark Lewis Posted June 9, 2020 12:54 pm

    Mr. Schmidt was one of my favorite teachers. He was intelligent, witty, and a great conversationalist!! He will be missed.

  • Kathy Mills Posted June 9, 2020 10:36 pm

    Mike will be missed by so many. He was a wonderful teacher, actor, and friend. Debbie and family are in our hearts during this heartbreaking time. May he shine on us all and his family find peace. Love, Kathy and Bob

  • Denise (Rothe) Glock Posted June 10, 2020 10:18 am

    Mr. Schmidt was the greatest! I learned so much from him as a teacher and friend. My heart goes out to Debbie and family. Prayers are being sent that they find peace.

  • Christina K Styles Posted June 10, 2020 10:57 am

    Mr.Schmidt was such a powerful role model and excellent teacher. I was grateful for his voice speaking into my life during high school and even for years after. Praying for grace over his family and close community as they grieve.

  • Laurie Milczski Posted June 10, 2020 11:43 am

    Mike made a huge impact on our church in the two years since moving to Altoona. He gave generously of his time, finances and abilities to help us all grow. He was a good friend and a great encourager, and he taught us many things. He can never be replaced, and he left a legacy that we will never forget.

  • Valerie Anderson Posted June 11, 2020 12:47 pm

    We all appreciated what a wonderful teacher Mr. Schmidt was. He was tough but fair. Extremely creative and will be missed by so many. My family is praying for the family he left behind. Until you meet up again in heaven. May God give you peace. Valerie class of 1986

  • Martha Bell Posted June 11, 2020 2:28 pm

    I’ll never forget my introduction to Mike by his wife Debbie: “This is the man I am going to marry!”. I am glad that you had so many years together, and only wish it could have been many more. My deep condolences. Martha

  • Curt and Jane Klein Posted June 11, 2020 3:58 pm

    Debbie,Scott and Eric
    You have been in our thoughts and prayers all week. We are so sorry. You were our first friends in Glenwood and we enjoyed your friendship so much over the years!! We will miss Mike.

  • Brian & Angela Streeter Posted June 12, 2020 12:04 pm

    Mike was like family to us. He was funny, caring, generous and loving. We will miss him so much. Praying for you guys.

  • Heidi L. McCuddin Posted June 12, 2020 12:34 pm

    Mike will truly be missed for all his contributions to his churches, communities and the people he came in contact with. Such a positive man. I enjoyed talking with Mike and always looked forward to the times he spoke in church. Praying for peace for Debbie and their family.

  • Elizabeth Spragg (ALC) Posted June 12, 2020 1:49 pm

    It was an honor to know and serve with Mike at Adventure-Life Church. I will miss his quirky and spontaneous humor. My prayers are with Debbie and family. May you never the depth, breadth and height of God’s immense and vast love, and his peace as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather.

  • Larry/Ruth O’Connor Posted June 12, 2020 3:02 pm

    We introduced ourselves to Mike and Debbie the first church service they attended here in Altoona. Their warmth and kindness made us feel like we’d been friends for years. Great listeners, very caring, so much to offer. Debbie, you and your family are in our prayers.

  • Katrina Markel Posted June 12, 2020 5:44 pm

    The Schmidts were the perfect neighbors for my family in countless ways. Mike was a genuinely great educator, a great friend and a great man. This is a huge loss and I am heartbroken Debbie, his sons and granddaughter.

  • Cathy Bouska Posted June 12, 2020 8:23 pm

    So sorry for this tragic and unexpected loss. Mike was a pleasure to be around and will very much missed. He was truly a servant of God.

  • Bob and Edie (Blasingame) Goodwin Posted June 12, 2020 10:46 pm

    My heart goes out to Debbie and the family. We have so many great memories of working with Mike during
    Mills Masquers productions – what a great actor and great guy. Godspeed during this difficult time.

  • David & Vicki Eastburn Posted June 13, 2020 6:55 am

    We are both so deeply saddened on hearing of Mike’s passing. We are praying for Debbie and family during this difficult time. May our Lord wrap you in his loving care and give you comfort and peace.
    “That you may not grieve as others who have no hope……”. “Our hope is in the crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ!”

  • Steve and Lynne Ploeger Posted June 13, 2020 8:29 pm

    Mike had a way of making everyone around him feel comfortable and relaxed. Our family learned a lot listening to him speak at church and enjoyed all the meaningful dramas in which he was involved. His presence will be missed. Our hearts go out to Debbie as we continue to pray for the family.

  • Margie and Marc Parise Posted June 16, 2020 9:46 pm

    We remember Mike as a person with great faith and a smiling personality. We will all miss him. We are so blessed to have known him and his family. Sending much love and hugs to Debbie, Eric, Scott, Megan and Maria. Holding our sweet memories of Mike in our hearts always

  • Michelle Brandenburg Posted June 18, 2020 8:24 am

    My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you during this difficult time Debbie.. She and Mike were one of the thoughtful amazing couple who always were there for everyone and brought so much joy and laughter in all of our lives and always were ready for any adventure and taught so many people wonderful lessons with their wisdom and open heart. He will be so sorely missed. May God comfort you, your family, and friends.
    Michelle and the boys.

  • John Pursell Posted June 18, 2020 9:12 am

    I only had the chance to know Mike for a couple of years when he and Deb moved to Altoona. Nevertheless I will treasure the time that I knew him. His wisdom, compassion, and humor will remain with me forever. I know that God has some new projects to keep him busy till we all can join him.


  • Brady Werger Posted June 18, 2020 8:11 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss I was just stunned when I heard of this sad news I want to thank you for all you have done with Grace United Methodist Church and what you have done in my life you were a life changer I will keep you and your family in my prayers God Bless you
    Brady Werger

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