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2010-03-04 / Obituaries

Nolan Willie Schmidt

September 20, 1919 - February 25, 2010

Funeral services for Nolan Schmidt, 90 of Carmine, Texas were held on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Texas with Rev. Paul Bohot officiating. Burial followed in the Carmine Cemetery. Nolan passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Oakland Manor Nursing Center in Giddings.

Nolan Willie Schmidt was born on September 20, 1919 in Round Top, Texas to Felix & Ella (Wolff) Schmidt. He was baptized on November 7, 1919 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church by Rev. A. Falkenberg and confirmed on September 30, 1934 at the Lutheran Church in Winedale, Texas by Rev. H. Brunotte. Nolan was united in marriage to Mabel Schoenberg on August 20, 1938 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas by Rev. Oliver R. Harms. He worked for several years in the shipyards in Houston before serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater with the 1759th Engineer Group during WWII. Nolan attended Blinn Junior College in Brenham and received his Associates Degree in 1953. He worked with the U.S. Post Office for 26 years and retired as postmaster of the Carmine Post Office in 1979. Following his retirement, Nolan worked for Clayton Williams in Giddings and worked as a landman doing extensive oil leasing and right of way work for several years. Nolan was a member of the American Legion, the Giddings Sons of Hermann Lodge, the Charolais Cattle Association, a charter member of the Carmine Lions Club, a life member of the Scott & White Foundation, a former president of the Round Top-Carmine School Board, a longtime supporter of the Round Top-Carmine FFA and a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine. He enjoyed ranching, traveling, playing dominoes, watching baseball and trading vehicles.

Nolan was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jerry Schmidt.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mabel Schoenberg Schmidt of Carmine; daughter, Marlene & Conway Waak Jr. of Carmine; daughter-in-law, Kay Schmidt of Giddings; 3 grandchildren, Sheryl & Steve Campbell of Tomball, Chance & Naomi Waak of Atascadero, California and Amelia (Mia) & James (Buck) Williams of Burton; 4 great grandchildren, Carson Campbell of Tomball, Katie Campbell of Tomball, Wyatt Waak of Atascadero, CA and Reagan Williams of Burton; 2 brothers, Ruben & Janette Schmidt of Brenham and Marvin & Mary Schmidt of Houston as well as a brother-in-law, several sister-inlaws and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Carl Schobel, Eric Schobel, Lane Jacob, Tanner Jacob, Norman Schulze and Gary Mueller. Honorary pallbearers will be Hugh Pitts, Melvin Schoenst, Alois Jaeger, Andy Smith, Gilbert Eilers and Raul Zuniga.

Memorials may be made to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church General Fund, P.O. Box 362, Carmine, Texas 78932-0362 or to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, Texas 78945.

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