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James Schmidt

Jim Schmidt

February 28, 1940 - May 16, 2020
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Obituary

James was born February 28, 1940, in Murdo, SD, to Ervin and Sadie (Finck) Schmidt. He grew up in Draper, SD, and moved to Newcastle as a young man.
He joined the US Army on February 3, 1960, and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1962.
Jim worked for US Steel in Lander, WY, Consolidated Paper Company in Whitewood, and the VA hospital at Ft. Meade, SD.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing and hunting. After his retirement, he enjoyed gambling trips.
James Ervin Schmidt, 80, of Whitewood, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Monument Health in Rapid City.
Jim is survived by his best friend and constant companion, Betty Wells and family of Sturgis; three children, Jamie Veach and David Schmidt, both of Lander, WY, and Debbie Schmidt of San Diego CA; three brothers, Gradon of Riverton, WY, Randy (Sandy) of Gillette, WY, and Dan (Deb) of Whitewood; and one grandson, Kolby Higinbotham of Riverton, WY.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Sadie (Finck) Schmidt; and one half-brother, Lester Armstrong.
Private family services, with burial at Black Hills National Cemetery, will be held in Sturgis.
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Lindsey Marty

Posted at 06:49pm
I met Jim while playing cards at the Silverado in Deadwood. He was so much fun to play cards with and I looked forward to seeing him! Jim, you'll definitely be missed and the Silverado won't be the same without you. Love and prayers to Betty and the rest od n your family.
Lindsey M.
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Rick and Joanne Wells

Posted at 01:12pm
We love you, Jim.
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Duke Doering

Posted at 05:22pm
Jim was a man of good reputation and excellent character. Always friendly and pleasant to be around, he was a good guy to associate with. He will be missed. My condolences to you Betty, his family, and his close friends.
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Hazel Brink

Posted at 04:04pm
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the whole family on the death of Jim we so appreciated him while we both worked at Ft. Meade our condolences goes out to the whole family.
Jan Gutsche and Hazel Brink
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Susan Smith

Posted at 12:28am
Jim will be missed by his casino trip family!! Sending condolences to Betty and all of Jim’s family. Sue Smith St.Onge SD
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