Minta Schmidt

Minta Schmidt
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Minta E. Schmidt, nee Faith, 88, of Belleville, IL, born October 8, 1928, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, Lebanon, IL.

Mrs. Schmidt was a switchboard supervisor at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Apartment Community for 32 years.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Minta enjoyed spending time outdoors, and especially loved time spent with her dear family as well as her dogs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, Paul J. Schmidt, whom she married on April 12, 1947, and who died on September 8, 1965; a grandson, Paul J. Schmidt III; a grandson in infancy, Brian Schmidt; her parents, Ernest E. and Lucille D., nee Fiedler, Faith; two brothers, John W. Faith and Patrick R. Faith; a sister, Dorothy (Clarence) Yoch; and one brother in infancy, Jack Faith.

Surviving are five children, Paul J. Jr. (Jeanie) Schmidt of Belleville, IL,
Gary R. Schmidt of Belleville, IL,
Mark A. (Deborah) Schmidt of Columbia, IL,
Thomas J. (Rhonda) Schmidt of St. Peters, MO,
and Cathy M. (Mike) Wilson of Columbia, IL;
14 grandchildren, Ryan Schmidt (Jessica Scott), Emily (David) Voellinger, Todd (Veronica) Schmidt, Christopher Schmidt, Kevin Schmidt, Ashley Schmidt, Tara Schmidt, Brittney (Zach) Miller, Toree Schmidt, Andrew Schmidt, Megan Schmidt, Anna Schmidt, Jeffery (Beth) Wilson, and Brandon (Sarah) Wilson;
11 great-grandchildren;
four sisters-in-law, Dorothy Faith of Belleville, IL, Patricia Faith of Lebanon, MO, Pauline (Alvin) Bietsch of Belleville, IL and Mary Schmidt of Waterloo, IL;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL or to The Belleville Area Humane Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. with Father Christopher Anyanwu officiating.

Burial will be in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


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