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“A favorite teacher and guidance counselor. Encouraged me to do my best at MHS. Only sorry I never had him as a sports coach. Fond memories at...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: John Allen - Ruther Glen, VA

“We were blessed to have Mr. Schmidt as our teacher.Class of "53". ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Janet Raitz Stout - Maumee, OH

“Dear Donna and family, There are not enough positive adjectives to describe this wonderful man. Having him not only as a teacher, but as a friend...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Jackie Oaks Lyell - Toledo, OH

“george very very sorry to hear the loss of your father jim csomos ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: jim csomos - toledo, OH

“Maumee High School wouldn't have been such a great school without this Man.He was very respected,RIP ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Lynn Staffan O - Maumee, OH

“My condolences to the Schmidt family. Mr. Schmidt was so patient with me. Not much of an athlete as my brothers, he took me aside and gave me...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Al Heilman - Kalamazoo, MI

“George, To my Owens Community College teaching buddy, I was very sorry to read about your father’s passing. He sounded like a terrific...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: George R. Teague - Sylvania, OH

“My condolences to the Schmidt family. Mr. Schmidt was my favorite teacher at Maumee High School. His classes were always interesting and enjoyable....Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Parish Debo - Swanton, OH

“I want to share my condolences with Donna and her family. My husband, Bob, is very ill with Alzheimer's Disease, and cannot write, but I will speak...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Breniff - Bakersfield,, CA

“I was a student of Coach Schmidt and had him for 7th grade science. I was also a mgr. for his basketball team. He nominated me for the MHS Hall of...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Jack Michael - Erie, MI

“I have thought about Mr. Schmidt often over the years. He was a loving, caring, gentle man, who truly had a heart for young people. He had a...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen Griss Jeffreys - PA

“Such a great man. Not only was he a past teacher and Guidance Counselor, he was a pillar of the church and always a wise and steady advisor. Truly...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Bud & Bonnie Clark - Maumee, OH

“Mr. Schmidt was one of the best teachers I had he always seemed to care about you and how he could help. He will be greatly missed, I send my...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Howard D. Moore - Peterborough

“Mr. Schmidt was one of my most favorite people, instructor, and coach on the Maumee High School staff. I cannot find the words to express the...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: William L. Philbin - CA

“Our deepest sympathies go to the family in the loss of their loved one. "Mr. Schmidt" was fondly remembered by both of us, as graduates of MHS in...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Delia (Humphrey) & Gary Parker - AZ

“A kind, caring, professional educator who had a positive influence on the lives of numerous Maumee High School students. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Renaux - Buena Vista, CO

“A beautiful man and so beloved by hundreds of Maumee High School graduates. One of a kind. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Lala Heilman Seitz - Maumee, OH


George H. Schmidt, of Maumee, passed away on Friday January 15, 2013 at Swan Creek Care Center. He was born in Valley City, North Dakota on April 22, 1924 to Herman and Anna (Stoye) Schmidt. George married the former Donna Jean Brown. He was a veteran of the United State Marines, where he achieved the rank of 2nd Lt. George was also a member of Maumee United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee, taught adult Sunday School and was a past president of the Men's Club He attended Valley City High School, where he is in the Sports Hall of fame, and later graduated with a master's degree from Bowling Green State University where he was also on the football team. For 30 years George was the Guidance Director for the Maumee School District. While there he became the first Guidance Counselor at Maumee High School. George coached basketball, football, and was also the first golf coach. He was the first teacher to be elected to the Maumee City Council, where he served 4 terms. George also served on the board of directors at St. Luke's Hospital and was also part of the Quality of Life Committee. He is survived by his wife, Donna, sons, George H. (Wendy) II and Jeffrey E. (Anna) , grandchildren, Noah, Nicole, Orion, Morgan, and sister, Eleanor Dokken. Visitation will be on Tuesday February 19, 2013 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Maumee. Memorial contributions may be given to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be given at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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