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Wesley D. Schmidt

July 16, 2017

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. 

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13 thoughts on “Wesley D. Schmidt

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. We shared waves and smiles outside of Sunset for years.

  2. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. He was a good friend to my husband Roger Funk.

  3. Wes was such a friendly guy, I will miss him, talking to him at NMC, his humor & Smiling face. My heartfelt prayers are with his family.

  4. The family and friends will miss you here on earth but our Lord has welcomed him home with loving wide open arms. This cousin loved and always enjoyed visiting with you. Betty may God give you strength during this time of grief.

  5. He was a great employee of ours for many years at Mid Kansas Propane…godspeed, Wes, godspeed!

  6. Wes was one of a kind! He was always friendly around the schools and it showed how much love he had for his family!
    It was my honor to have known him!

  7. Wes was a sweet man that enjoyed people. I will truly miss his contagious smile and hugs. I always got a friendly wave if he was not within talking distance. Heaven has definitely gained an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

  8. Wes always started the day off right with a big smile and wave outside of Sunset. Thank you to his family for sharing him with so many of us. He will be missed.

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