Marvin H. Schmidt

Obituary for Marvin H. Schmidt

Marvin H. Schmidt 85, went to our Lord surrounded by his family Fri, March 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife Joanne, son Joe (Dana) and their daughter Cadence, Brother-in-Law Mark Akey, Sisters-in-Law Sally R Zarate and Mary Ann V Resina. He was predeceased by his daughter Wanda Courson; son Michael Fortson; Brothers-in-Law Rene M Zarate and Morris E Resina. Born in Barton County, Kansas where his family was one of the first settlers in the State of Kansas, he attended Saint John’s Military School in Salina, and served our country in the U S Army in Korea. He was Assistant Meat Manager for Publix’s Store No. 1 located in Winter Haven before moving to Tampa where he became a State and Federal meat inspector from which he retired. He was a member of Hoisington Lodge No. 331, 32 Degree Shrine Mason, Scottish Rite, Past Potentate of Isis Shrine, and Associate Member of Egypt Shrine where he served as Marshall and was in the Tin Lizzies. Marvin enjoyed playing Dominoes and Rummy with his friends at Centro Asturiano de Tampa where he was a member, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling the world with his wife, and spending quality time with his family whom he loved dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 am Tuesday, March 20 at Mary Help of Christians Church, 6400 E. Chelsea St, Tampa, FL 33610. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations please be made to Mary Help of Christians Parish at the above address.

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Celebration of  Life Service

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

10 AM

Mary Help of Christians Church

6400 E. Chelsea St

Tampa, FL 33610

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Dear Uncle Marvin,
I am just now finding out about your passing. Even though there were many years and miles between us, I am sorry I never had the chance to say goodbye. I will always remember your smile and the kindness you showed me and Stephanie when we were younger. I have fond memories of our visits to Florida. I am grateful you were able to attend my wedding and meet my own daughters a few years later. I know you are at peace, riding through the Heavens with joy and laughter.
With Love ,
Jeni (Schmidt) Cosgrove


I knew Marvin, a short time, but considered myself to be fortunate, in being his friend. He always had a big smile on his face, and was a pleasure to talk to. He always made me laugh, when each time I asked him, if he would like to join us for breakfast the next morning, his reply would be, “Oh no, I can’t, I have a big card game to go to, early in the morning, and I can’t let the guys down”. He really enjoyed his card game, with the boys. We will surely miss him, and his friendly smile. You will always be in our thoughts.
Allan Cohen
Anselm Chapman (Zel)


My love, we will meet again and Oh how happy that day will be! Love you dearly, Joanne