Keith Schmidt passed away on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at his home in Meadview at the age of 71 after a brief fight with cancer.
On April 6, 1939, Keith was born at home in Star Lake Township, Otter Tail County, Minn., to Kenneth and Ethel Schmidt. The family moved to the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, eventually settling in Hawthorne.
Keith joined his parents and elder brother Eldon working for McDonnell Douglas after graduating from Hawthorne High School in 1958. After 30 years of service, he retired in 1994 and moved, with his beloved wife Joyce, whom he married in 1970, to the Meadview area of Arizona where he enjoyed the beautiful high desert. He was a voracious reader and a master gardener.
Keith is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joyce S. Schmidt; his daughter, Tammy Schmidt and her husband Steven Fay; and his brother, Eldon Schmidt and his wife Joyce Schmidt.
Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory, Lake Havasu City.