Mr. Schmidt was a Swansea police officer for 40 years before retiring. After retirement, he enjoyed making deliveries for Hideg Pharmacy. He loved Cardinal baseball, playing cards, fishing, and going out to eat with his friends. Terry never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shannon Dekeyrel; his parents, James and Fay, nee Wasem, Schmidt; and a brother, David (Marilyn) Schmidt.
Surviving are his wife, Louise, nee Rater, Schmidt; a daughter, Jessica Wright; two grandchildren, Tyler and Collin Dekeyrel; a nephew, Jason (Rebecca) Schmidt; dear aunts, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Cremation to follow services.