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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Donald Lee Schmidt

  • Donald Lee Schmidt, 68, died April 8, 2013 at his home in Ingalls. He was born on January 13, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Irvin and Esther (Janzen) Schmidt.
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  • Donald Lee Schmidt, 68, died April 8, 2013 at his home in Ingalls.  He was born on January 13, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Irvin and Esther (Janzen) Schmidt.
    Don graduated from Larned High School.  He then attended Wichita State University.  On October 13, 1972, he married Roberta Davidson.  They were married for 34 years before her death on March 8, 2007.  Don and Roberta made their home near Ingalls where they raised their family.  Don farmed in Gray County for many years.  He was an avid K-State fan.  He enjoyed the company of his family and many friends.
    Don is survived by his daughter, Julie Schmidt of Derby; a grandson, Landon O'Connor of Derby; one brother, Dean Schmidt of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and a sister, Vernita Spreier also Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.In addition to his wife Roberta, Don is also preceded in death by a son Jeremy on November 12, 2002.
    Graveside service will be held at the Cimarron Cemetery on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Mr. David Johnson presiding.  There will be no public visitation and the casket will remain closed.  Friends may sign the register book from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Cancer Center of Dodge City in care of the funeral home.  Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com. 
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