Service


Date:

November 29, 2021

Start Time:

5:30 pm

Location:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Address:

965 Home Plaza

Waterloo, IA  50701

Arrangements By:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Visitation


Date:

November 29, 2021

Start Time:

4:30 pm until 7:00 pm

Location:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Address:

965 Home Plaza

Waterloo, IA  50701

Michael “Mike” Schmidt

Michael “Mike” Schmidt” was born June 27, 1950 in Waterloo, IA: the son of Paul “Nick” and Jeannette (Nielsen) Schmidt. He graduated from Waterloo West High School with the class of 1968. He married Diane Hughes in 1972 in Waterloo, IA. Mike was in the National Guard as a helicopter mechanic. Mike worked in machinery maintenance at John Deere beginning in 1972 until retiring in December of 2003. He was a member of UAW Local 838 in Waterloo. Mike had many hobbies which included, drag racing, beekeeping, woodworking, gardening, canning, cooking, baking, rifle/gun building, bullet/shell reloading, hunting, story-telling and computer building. Most recently, he took up sewing and sewing machine repair. He was mechanically inclined and could fix almost everything.  He was proud of coming from a family of tradesmen and laborers.

Mike passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at UnityPointHealth – Allen Memorial at the age of 71. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Michael Schmidt, Jr. Mike is survived by his wife, Diane of Waterloo; two daughters, Corrine Tiegen of Waterloo and Miranda (Jay) Bickford of Le Mars, IA; five grandchildren; a brother, John (Lori) Schmidt of Waterloo and two sisters, Lori (Jim) Hein of Waterloo and Barbara Ossmann.

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or UnityPoint Hospice.

Memorial Visitation: Monday, November 29, 2021 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, 965 Home Plaza.  The family encourages a dress code of blue jeans and a flannel shirt, Mike’s favorite.

Memorial Services: Monday, November 29, 2021 at 5:30 pm at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, 965 Home Plaza

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