Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt

August 8, 1958 - March 10, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Mark Schmidt, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Mark Schmidt

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Mark Schmidt's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Mark Schmidt's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Mark was born August 8, 1958, the son of Edward and Jean (Whitson) Schmidt. Mark was born in Minot, ND, and grew up on a farm south of Minot in Afton Township. Mark went to South Prairie Elementary School. The highlight of his time at South Prairie was playing Ebenezer Scrooge in the school’s Christmas play. He also enjoyed recess and lunch! Mark attended Minot High School. His fondest classes were the agriculture and shop classes. He was a member of the Minot High School FFA club. The FFA club provided a group of lifelong friendships, especially the friendship of Bob Peterson and his wife, Kathy. Mark particularly enjoyed their visits to the Black Hills area, phone calls, and Kathy’s chocolate chip cookies. Throughout his youth, Mark loved exploring the farm on his horse, Penny, riding motorcycles, and owning and repairing a mishmash of vehicles. Getting together with family for holidays was also a part of his upbringing. There was always a lot of food, games, and horsing around with cousins. Some of Mark’s cherished memories are of the times that he and his cousin, Jack, spent with their grandpa at his farm.
In 1976, Mark joined the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Hood, TX, and was trained as a tank mechanic. Although he didn’t make a career out of the military, he was proud of his service. He was also grateful for the help that he received from the Veteran’s Administration. Through the guidance of the Fort Meade Medical Center, Mark received services for overall health and well-being.
Getting out on the highway and riding a Harley had always been a passion for this free-spirited man. So, it is only fitting that he moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Eventually he settled his roots in Sturgis, SD.
The turning point in his life was in May of 2001. It was then that he met his soulmate, Lillian. It is due to her love that he found true joy. Along with Lillian, he also gained two daughters, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren. He was extremely proud of his family and loved them unconditionally. Mark had a special relationship with his stepdaughters, Kelly and Misty. He and Kelly will be remembered for their battling of wills moments. His pride and joy was his daughter, Misty. She was the one who looked out for him, guided his decisions, and believed in him. He cherished being a Grandpa. He loved reading to Winona, playing chess with Lilyrose, and was constantly entertained by William’s antics.
Mark Carl Schmidt, age 61, of Sturgis, SD, passed away on March 10, 2020, at Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Mark is survived by his wife, Lillian; daughter, Misty DuBray and son-in-law, Josh Sherman;
grandchildren, Winona Werlinger, and Lilyrose and Willam Sherman; brother, Gordon (Cheryl) Whitson, Pasco, WA; and sister, Nancy Bolte, Carson, ND; niece, Carrie Wickstrom; nephews, Marshal and Austin Bolte; and fur babies, Sophia and Dozer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Jean Schmidt; and daughter, Kelly.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, a private committal service will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD. A celebration of Mark’s life will be held at a later date.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Mark Schmidt, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Mark Schmidt

Service Details

At later date due to Covid-19

Memorial Program

We have provided a digital copy (PDF) of the Memorial Program that we supply at the time of the service. To Download this file please click the filename below. Mark Schmidt - Memorial Program


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Mark Schmidt here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Mark Schmidt
0 trees have been planted in memory of Mark Schmidt

Dodie Hagel

Posted at 05:44pm
My sympathies to Mark's sister Nancy and all of Mark's family. What great sadness you must feel. Although we've lost touch through the years, I always thought of Mark as such a gentle soul with that beautiful bashful smile. May he be resting peacefully. Many prayers for God to bring you comfort and give you peace during this difficult time. Love & Hugs, Cousin Dodie (Zietlow)Hagel

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: