LaVern Howard Schmidt, age 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 19, 2016 at his home in Mustang after a short period of failing health.
He was born May 13, 1933 in Cordell to J.B. and Elsie (Heinz) Schmidt. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He grew up in Cordell and was a graduate of Cordell High School where he was active in FFA. LaVern and his lovely wife Ola Dean moved to Oklahoma City in 1958 and to Mustang in 1963. LaVern was an active member of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church and was a carpenter and window builder/installer. He was a gunsmith, loved to hunt and fish and garden with his wife. LaVern was known far and wide for his “common sense approach” to any problem.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Ola Dean in June of this year, one son Gregory Lynn and one sister Florence.
He is survived by one son Howard Schmidt and wife Darla of Yukon, one daughter Lori Burgess of Ft. Worth, Texas, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one sister Betty Smith of Oklahoma City.
Services were held July 22 at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church, Mustang with interment following in Mustang Cemetery under the direction of McNeil’s Funeral Service.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsfuneral.com.