Bernard “Bernie” A. Schmidt, 67, of Washington, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City following a lingering illness. A celebration of life was held Jan. 10 at Washington United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jim Stiles and Father Troy Richmond officiating.
Bernard August Schmidt was born Sept. 4, 1944, in Riverside, the son of Otto August and Agnes (Rotenburger) Schmidt. He was united in marriage to Donna Lins on Aug. 14, 1971, at First Baptist Church in Washington.
He was a member of the Washington United Methodist Church.
Local survivors include a sister, Marilyn (Richard) Musser of Solon.
Preceding Bernie in death were his parents; his wife, Donna in 2002; and one brother-in-law, Fergal Gallagher.
A memorial fund has been established for Four Oaks and Marr Park.