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Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM (Central).

Draper Auditorium
Draper, South Dakota

Draper Cemetery
Draper, South Dakota

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In memory of

David "Tony" Schmidt

of Draper, South Dakota, died on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at his daughter's home in Aberdeen at the age of 66

Tony was born November 12th, 1951 to Lincoln and Esther (Sorensen) Schmidt in Pierre, South Dakota. He grew up in Draper, attending the Spears Country School until eighth grade and then graduating from Draper High School in 1970.

He married the love of his life, Kim Volmer, on November 27, 1976. They spent their 42 years living in Draper and from this union four children were born: Amanda, Kayla, Jaime, and Brady.

Tony loved life and enjoyed giving everyone a smile and laugh. He could strike up a conversation with anyone that came around, whether they wanted to or not. He raised sheep most of his life and always tried to teach his children the importance of work. He taught them the value of what it takes to raise a bum lamb when the milk ran dry. Tony made many memories with his family and friends from fishing (late nights) to camping. In his earlier years he loved to go hunting with his wife while later on he scouted out the big ones for his children. While pheasant hunting he would sometimes forget that he had passengers in the back when he would take off. He taught his family the art of playing pitch on their family holidays which became their game! He would enjoy the bon fires at night and hanging out in the gazebo with his Schlitz collection along with many friends and family. He, along with his high school friend, Manfred Seamans, loved to sing Guitarzan with Tony as Guitarzan! Despite only having one arm, Tony pitched for the Draper B’s softball team for years. He was admired for how quick he could pitch and get his glove back on in time to catch a return hit! When in Aberdeen he had his favorite activities from going bowling to fishing the rock dam with his two son-in-laws. While in Draper his favorite pasttime would be driving around the country with his son and son-in-law.

He is survived by his loving wife Kim; his daughters Amanda Henrichs (Kraig) of Draper, Kayla Hoag (Jeremy) of Aberdeen, Jaime Johnson (Danny) of Aberdeen, and Brady Schmidt of Miller; five grandchildren: Blake, Sydney, Layney, Alexis, and James; two brothers Clifford “Kip” (Gloria) and Kenneth “Butch” (Sandra); five sisters Dora Lee “Dolly”, Freda “Punk” (Harlan), Donna (Donald), Carol, and Gloria “Cam”; and a host of other relatives and friends.

David is preceded in death by his parents Link and Esther Schmidt.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. CDT Tuesday, September 4, at the Draper Auditorium, with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.

Interment will be at the Draper Cemetery.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.
Draper Auditorium
Draper, South Dakota

Pastor Ray Greenseth

Ellen Valburg - Pianist
“One Pair of Hands”
“Unchained Melody”

Brad Louder - Levi Louder

Pam Gall - Patti Dowling

Dan Schmidt - Wade Dowling
David Vesely - Greg Rankin

Draper Cemetery
Draper, South Dakota

  • so sorry to hear about Tony I cant make it to th e funeral I work so I will keep you all in my prayers yes he will be missed ~ kate horsley Draper sd (8/31/2018)
  • Kim and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Trent & Kristina Manecke Midland, SD (8/29/2018)
  • I haven't seen him since I was a kid but I remember his antics like when he took us in his truck in the field to do doughnuts good times. Rest with God Tony, no more pain, you'll be missed!
    ~ Vicky Crawford Ohio (8/29/2018)
  • Great guy. ~ Rick Wyo. (8/29/2018)
  • So sorry to hear about Tony. He had such a great sense of humor, a wicked prankster, but a heart of gold. My thoughts are with you. Tracy ~ Tracy Nickels Aguayo 301 N Commercial Street, Clark SD (8/28/2018)
  • Kim, Sorry for the loss. Tony a great friend. We were always having fun in school. Great times with a great friend. ~ Neil Hansen Cheyenne, Wyoming (8/28/2018)
  • Thinking of you and your family.... today and all the days to come. Hugs! ~ Kathy Pfaff Sioux Falls (8/28/2018)
  • Thinking of you during this difficult time. ~ Myrna Burdick Rapid City, SD (8/28/2018)
  • Kim and Family- Sending Gods blessings to all of you - ~ Marlene Reuman Kennebec SD (8/27/2018)