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Wilbur A. Schmidt

1/2/1936 - 11/16/2019

TREMONT ~ Wilbur Alvin Schmidt, 83, of Tremont, passed away at 3:57 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at his home.

Born January 2, 1936 in Pekin to John Henry and Lorraine (Wagonmaker) Schmidt, he married Marilyn A. Bernshausen on June 30, 1957 in Manito.  She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Scott A. (Tina) Schmidt of Downs and Nick A. Schmidt of Tremont.  He also leaves his sister-in-law, Carol (Les) Turner of Manito.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harold Schmidt and Kenneth Schmidt.

A 1954 graduate of Pekin Community High School, he served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960.

Wilbur retired from Keystone Steel & Wire Company in Bartonville, where he worked in the wire mill.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

He was of the protestant faith.

Private graveside rites will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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