Wesley D. Schmidt 80, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Newton Medical Center. He was born August 6, 1936 in Medford, Oklahoma to Albert and Erna (Fleming) Schmidt. He married Betty Johnson on June 1, 1957 at Greensburg, Kansas and she survives of the home.
Wesley was a member of the First Church of God in Newton, Kansas and retired from AGCO in Hesston after nearly 35 years. He was also a familiar face around Newton Medical Center where he worked nearly 16 years in maintenance, as a courier and anywhere he was needed. Wesley also worked at Sunset School as a crossing guard for nearly 16 years where he made many friends. He enjoyed collecting pens and pencils from all over the country. Wesley was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He was always quick with his warm genuine smile and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Betty of Newton, Kansas; daughters: Cynthia (Robert) Miller of Newton, Kansas and Kimberly (Kevin) Moon of Goessel, Kansas; sons: Ronald Schmidt and Darrell (Joey) Schmidt both of Newton, Kansas and Michael Schmidt of Lucas, Iowa; brothers: Allen Schmidt of Hesston, Kansas and Ernest Schmidt Delia, Kansas. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Wesley is preceded in death by his parents, brother Harold Schmidt and infant daughter Patricia Schmidt.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 21, 2017 at First Church of God in Newton, Kansas with Pastor Clint McBroom presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood, Cemetery Newton, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Harvey County Special Olympics or First Church of God in care of Petersen Funeral Home.