Schmidt, Edwin "Junior"

Written by David Green.

Edwin “Junior” Schmidt, 68, of Morenci, Mich., died June 2, 2006 in Seneca Township, Mich., as a result of injuries sustained in a trucking accident.

He was born Sept. 19, 1937 in Medina, Township, Mich., to Edwin H. and Bernita (Kutzley) Schmidt.

Junior was a lifelong Morenci area resident. He was a self-employed farmer and truck driver. He enjoyed watching old movies and will be sadly missed by his children and grandchildren.

Junior is survived by his wife, Grace Popejoy Schmidt of Morenci; one son, Doug Schmidt, of Romana, Calif.; three daughters, Debbie Graham of Morenci, Diane (and Bill) Harvey of Monroe, Mich. and Dawn (and Stan) Brower of Morenci; his mother, Bernita Schmidt, of Morenci; two brothers, Harold Schmidt and Albert (and JoAnn) Schmidt, both of Morenci; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

A celebration of Junior’s life was planned June 6 at the Morenci American Legion. Private interment is scheduled at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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