Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Donald Joseph Schmidt

January 3, 1954 - December 2, 2011

Donald Schmidt, 57, of Nashville passed away Friday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born on January 3, 1954 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Donald and Winifred (Matthews) Schmidt.

Donald was a graduate of Cathedral High School and received an Associate's Degree in photography from Ivy Tech. He was a chef for the Cornerstone Inn and former chef at the Seasons Lodge in Nashville, IN. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and board president of Mother's Cupboard in Brown County. He was an avid Indianapolis 500 fan, loved photography and enjoyed being a hands on papaw to his many grandchildren, especially enjoyed the yearly tradition of building gingerbread houses with his grandchildren. He lived his life with a great faith in God and genuinely loved people.
Donald is survived by his loving wife Nancy (Glowner) Schmidt; two daughters Christy Schmidt of Brown County and Annie Luidhardt (Gene) of Bloomington; two sons Carl Taylor (Lachelle) of Mooresville and Chris Taylor (Melissa) of Brown County; two sisters Ann Bastin (Terry) of Greenwood and Cate Schmidt of Indianapolis; two brothers Jim Schmidt (Mary) of South Bend and Bill Schmidt (Kristy) of Buchanan, MI; seventeen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and one son Joseph Taylor.

A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2011 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville with Father Eric Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Duncan Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church and one hour prior to services on Friday.
In memory of Donald memorial contributions may be made to Mother's Cupboard at 5294 N. State Road 135 Morgantown, IN 46160.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org

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