Barbara L. Schmidt, 83, of Fremont, OH passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at ProMedica Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 6, 1935 in Fremont to Ambrose B. and Henrietta C. (Partee) Gabel. She was a 1953 graduate of St. Joseph High School.
Barbara married Richard J. Schmidt on June 25, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on September 4, 2002.
Barbara was a homemaker. She was member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was very active and a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Barbara was a Sacred Heart School Cafeteria worker for forty-five years and volunteered at many different events with the church all her life. She was also a Camp Fire Leader. Barbara enjoyed baking, gardening and being outdoors. She was an avid Cleveland and Notre Dame sports fan.
Barbara is survived by her children, Gregory (Cheryl) Schmidt, Oak Harbor, OH, Therese (Tracy) Colston, Port Clinton, OH, Juliana (Gregory) Dorr, Smithville, MO, Geoffrey Schmidt and Matthew Schmidt both of Fremont, OH, Christina (Perry) Eads, Concord, NC, Deanna (Fred) Perez, Winston-Salem, NC, Michele (Jay) Leonard, Toledo, OH, Richard (Venice) Schmidt II, Norwalk, OH, Elizabeth (Read) Schalmo, Riga, MI; sisters, SR Mary Bryan Gabel, Waterville, OH, Mary Jane Schroeder, Olmstead Falls, OH; twenty-two grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard J. Schmidt; son-in-law, Kevin West.
Visitation: Friday from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm, with a rosary service at 7:30 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00 am with an hour of visitation prior to the service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd, Fremont, with Fr. Chris Kardzis officiating.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials can be made to Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools or Sacred Heart Church.