William R. Schmidt


William R. Schmidt, 68, of Effingham, IL, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Effingham. Burial will be in Arborcrest Memorial Park in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Effingham or the ALS Association of St. Louis. Donations can be made to Team Schmidt Happens for the Springfield ALS Walk. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Bill was born on February 7, 1951 in Effingham, IL, the son of William Russell and Mary A. (Eskew) Schmidt. He was united in marriage to Kathy Bloemker on March 4, 1973 in Effingham.
Bill retired from Martin's IGA in 2016 after 48 years of employment. He enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals and taking trips with his family and friends. He was truly a remarkable man and will be missed by many.
Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Kathy Schmidt of Effingham; his 3 daughters, Amy Schmidt (Eric Armstrong) of Effingham, Kim Schmidt of Effingham, and Angie (Tom) Luechtefeld of St. Libory; and 3 granddaughters, Brooke, Harley, and Caitlyn Luechtefeld of St. Libory. He is also survived by a sister, Susan Schmidt of Effingham and a brother, Jim Schmidt of Champaign.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Beau Luechtefeld.
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Rod & Kathy Rynke
Jul 12, 2019
Please accept our sympathy on Jim’s passing. He was a kind and gentle soul. We will keep you in our prayers, Kathy.
Jon & Nancy Dorris
Jul 08, 2019
We were very saddened to learn of Bills death. Deepest sympathy to all....
Alpha Baking
Jul 08, 2019
Jim and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you today.
Merle Metcalf
Jul 05, 2019
Kathy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Bill was a great guy to work with all those years at IGA. I also enjoyed visiting with him when I went back "home" to Effingham, which always had to include a stop at IGA.
My condolences to you and the girls and their families.
Viv and Ron Heidbreder
Jul 05, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Kathy. Please accept our sympathy.