Richard A. Schmidt, 84

Richard A. Schmidt, 84

Richard A. Schmidt, 84, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Joliet Area Community Hospice.

Private services will be held at a later date. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation rites.

Richard was born May 13, 1934, in Ottawa to Paul and Lucie (Loomis) Schmidt. He was a lifelong Dayton Township farmer and a diehard Cardinals fan. Richard would do anything for anyone and was an extremely dedicated uncle to his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his two sisters, Katherine Newton of Ottawa and Rachel (Cliff) Yell of Tucson, Arizona; six nieces and nephews, Nancy (Bill) Hawk, Paul Newton, Greg (Theresa) Newton, Robert (Stacey) Yell, Susan (John) Burns, and David Yell; and many great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In liue of flowers, memorials may be directed to Joliet Area Community Hospice; 250 Waterstone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431.

The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.ottawafuneralhome.com

Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory
1111 LaSalle St, Ottawa Illinois 61350
815-433-0300
www.ottawafuneralhome.com