William “Glenn” Schmidt

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died March 5th, 2019

William G. “Glenn” Schmidt, 67, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2019 at his home.

Glenn was born on June 7, 1951 in Escanaba, son of William G. “Bill” and Opal R. (Materna) Schmidt.  He graduated from Gladstone High School in 1969 and attended Bay College.

He was a certified Master Carpenter.  Following his retirement from Local 1510 he taught building trades at Northern Michigan University and also for the Michigan Carpenter and Millwright Local Union Apprenticeship Program.

Glenn was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed being at camp, hunting and fishing.  He loved woodworking, listening to music, singing and spending time with his grandson, Colt at his camp in Alfred.

Among survivors include his children, Russell (Melissa) Schmidt of Gladstone, MI, Jesse (Shirley) Schmidt of Glacier, WA, Heidi Schmidt of Minneapolis, MN and Charles Schmidt of Escanaba; grandson, Colt Schmidt; granddaughter, Isabella Morin; sister, Susanne Cornell; and long-time friend, Linda Myers.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 12th from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba with a funeral service celebrating the life of Glenn immediately following at 4 p.m.

In keeping with Glenn’s wishes, a celebration of his life will also take place at the family camp this summer.

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9 Tributes to “William “Glenn” Schmidt”

  1. Remembering Glenn from school and am so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

  2. My heart goes out to the Schmidt family for there loss of Glenn. I’ll away have fond memories of Glenn playing that wash tub bass when we played music at Ray’s. And all the good times we had at the camp. You’ll be missed. Rest well my friend. Gordy

  3. Please accept my condolences for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Glenn, and I always held him in high regard. He was a gifted craftsman and an honorable man. I’m glad to have known him.

  4. Once you was awarded the friendship of Glen, it was there forever, he will be greatly missed by all, our sympathy to his family and friends, Bill Schafer, Bark River, Mi.

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