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Dooley Funeral Home of Payne
Tuesday November 30th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Dooley Funeral Home of Payne
Wednesday December 1st, 2021
9:30am - 10:30am

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Dooley Funeral Home of Payne
Wednesday December 1st, 2021

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Paul Schmidt


Paul James Schmidt (Sept 28, 1927 - Nov 24, 2021) of Payne Ohio has gone to heaven, being a believer in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Paul was a 1946 graduate of Payne High School and a Veteran of the Army in the late 1940's. On September 16, 1950 he married Betty Lucile (Axe) Schmidt (deceased). They were married for 55 years. Paul is preceded in death by his brothers Glen (Donna) Schmidt and William (Linda) Schmidt, two sons Steven James Schmidt and Lynn Joseph (Brenda) Schmidt.

Paul was the father of 11 children. Surviving are Mark Lee (Jo) Schmidt of Altamonte Springs, FL, Kim Allen Schmidt of Payne, David Wayne (Helen) Schmidt of Seymour, IN, Nancy Ruth (Mike) Hicks of Payne, Julie Ann (Jim) Schneider of Convoy, OH, Randal Ray (Kathy) Schmidt of Muncie, IN, Cindy Sue (David) Rahrig of Houston, TX, Heidi Jane (Robert) Simmons of Springport, IN, and Tyler Jon (Kristine) Schmidt of Payne. He leaves 31 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Paul served for a time as the Payne Ohio city Treasurer, and was a business owner, running a clothing shop and selling ice cream. He helped start the policy of playing Christmas Music in Payne during the Christmas season. He also built his own home on Fox Avenue in Payne. Paul worked at Permaglass in Payne, then later worked for Rea Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne, IN where he became the Manager of Research and Development until he retired. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family.

Viewing is Tuesday Nov. 30, 2021 from 4-7 PM at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, OH.

Service is Wednesday Dec. 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM with viewing one hour prior at the funeral home.

Guests must wear nose and mouth covering masks at all times, maintain social distancing, and refrain from contact to keep everyone safe while participating in his viewing and funeral service.

He will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Payne, OH.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com.


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So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Prayers for comfort and peace for your family. Dorothy Dix Looser

Dorothy Dix Looser Dec 8 2021 8:47 PM

Mark and Kim, we were very close for many years. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for you and the rest of your family during this time of loss.

Rick and Linda Heffner Dec 3 2021 8:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Schmidt

Jackie “Heck” and Harold McDougle Dec 1 2021 3:57 PM

3 photos were added for Paul Schmidt

Katelyn Rahrig Nov 30 2021 5:11 PM

Your Dad was a SUPER GENTLEMAN! We knew each other back in High School days (even if I was not from Payne) It was a pleasure being neighbors for 60 years, watching our children play & grow ♥️ He and your Mom are both together in HEAVEN!

Jane Henschen Nov 29 2021 6:07 PM

Dear Family, The holidays this year have been difficult for the Schmidt family. Paul was a very kind and generous father, husband and an all around great person. He will be missed by all of us. Love to all the families, strength and prayers also.

Linda Schmidt and family Nov 29 2021 4:54 PM

4 photos were added for Paul Schmidt

Jenny & David Ranney Nov 29 2021 12:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Schmidt

Tom Hunter Nov 29 2021 11:11 AM

Such Wonderful memories growing up next door. All the great toys your Dad built for us to play on. He was always wanting us kids to have the best time out in our back yards. I don't think there wasn't anything he couldn't fix.
I loved how he treated each one of you kids different yet so loving & attentive to each of your needs. I always felt very welcome at your home. Sending hugs to each & every one of you. Thank You for being such wonderful neighbors.♥️

Beth Ann (Henschen)Coyne Nov 28 2021 11:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Schmidt

Ernie & Linda Farris Nov 28 2021 2:12 PM

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