Schmidt, Justin

Written by David Green.

Justin Schmidt, 27, of Flint, Mich., died May 14, 2010, at McLaren Hospital in Flint.

He was born Sept. 27, 1982, in Adrian, Mich., the son of Ronald and Teresa (Schmidt) Eller.  On Nov. 14, 2009, in Grand Blanc, Mich., he married Linda Taylor and she survives.

Justin was a landscaper living in the Flint area for the past six years. He enjoyed the outdoors, drawing, camping, bonfires, and spending time with his family.

Besides his wife, Justin is survived by three sons, Jayden and Alex Schmidt of Flint and Ethen Sloan of Indiana; his parents, Ron and Teresa Eller of Morenci; a sister, Ashley (and Will) Ables of Morenci; a brother, Jeremy Eller of Morenci; grandparents, Nancy and Ralph Schmidt of Wauseon, Ohio, and Evelyn and Tom Becker of Delta, Ohio; and several nephews and cousins.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family of Justin Schmidt.

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