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Eugene "Gene" Schmidt

March 6, 1932 — December 13, 2020

Eugene B. “Gene” Schmidt, 88, of Ashland, died Sunday, December 13, 2020 at The Waterford, in Mansfield.

Gene was born March 6, 1932 in Akron to Bernard Franklin and Gladys Evelyn {Bush} Schmidt.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He married Donna Janavie Cole on March 2, 1957.  She died on September 27, 2005.

Gene retired from General Motors as an accountant. He was a member of the Church of God in Ashland. Gene volunteered at Hospice of North Central Ohio for many years. He enjoyed camping and traveling, but he most loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gene will be deeply missed by his daughter Diane Schmidt, Kathy (Dan) Bisel, Jane (David) Lallathin, and Amy Miles all four of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother David (Trudy) Schmidt of Ashland; sisters Marcelle Bragg of Ashland, Frances Rassmussen of Virginia, Mary Scarbro of Tennessee, and Pauline (Larry) Aulger of Ashland.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years and sister Ruth Miller.

Friends may call Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Ashland Chapel, Ashland. Private services will follow at the funeral home with Pastor  Thomas Blair officiating.  Entombment will be at Ashland County Memorial Park, where military rites will be held.   Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio at 1021 Dauch Dr, Ashland, OH 44805.

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