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Edwin C. Schmidt
(09-16-1917 - 10-09-2018)

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Edwin C. Schmidt, 101, of Elgin passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his home. He was born September 16, 1917 in Woodstock, IL the son of Charles and Ella Hobe Schmidt. He was an auctioneer and a salesman for Milk Specialties in Dundee and Pacifac Mollasses Co. before retiring, He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II in Signal Intelligence. He elected President of the Chicago Feed Club and the American Racing Pidgeon Association and was the oldest living auctioneer in the state of Illinois. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Elgin, American Legion Post 57, Elgin, VFW Post 1307, Elgin. Elks Lodge 737, Elgin and the Homing Pidgeon Club. Surviving are his 3 nieces, Lynn Winslow, Nancy Arkins and Barbara Whittaker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Tubbs Schmidt whom he married August 4, 1946, a sister, Alice Eckel and 2 brothers, Harold and Elmer Schmidt. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 11:00 AM at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin with Rev. David Daubert officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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