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Theodore “Ted” Schmidt

March 8, 2011
Pine Island Eagle

Theodore “Ted” Schmidt, 64 of North Fort Myers, FL passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. He was born on March 10, 1946 in American Falls, Idaho to Erwin and Marge Schmidt. Ted was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Marine Corp. He was awarded the U.S. Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal while serving as a civilian. Ted flew with the Flying Tigers and Fed-Ex from 1970 until his retirement in 2008. He is a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose, V.F.W., American Legion, Marine Corps League, AMVETS and the Eagles. Ted enjoyed fishing, boating, shooting, camping, reading books, traveling the world, cooking, his prized cars, and aviation.

Ted is survived by his loving family including his wife, Patricia Schmidt; children, Lonnie (Meredith) Schmidt, Michele (Shawn) Harrington, Dawn (Andy) Richard; grandchildren, Lila, Chase, Amber(Jerry), Kevin, Ryan; great granddaughter, Addlin; mother, Marge (William) Strong; sister, Carol Miller; and his beloved dog, “Topper”. He is preceded in death by his father, Erwin.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at noon. on Sunday, March 6, at the Punta Gorda Elks Lodge, 25538 Shore Dr., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Military Honors will follow by the U.S. Marine Corp. Please visit to leave online thoughts and memories for his family. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral.


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