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In Memoriam ~ Conrad R. Schmid ’49

Conrad R. Schmid ’49

Conrad R. Schmid, 86, of Chanhassen, passed away October 3, 2017 at home surrounded by family. Born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on June 16, 1931, Conrad was the second born son of three to Roman and Dorothy Schmid. He grew up in Avon, Minnesota, where the family ran the local lumberyard and his father was a rural mail carrier. He went to Saint John’s Catholic Preparatory School and then attended Saint John’s University. His loyalty and love for these schools was a big part of his life. After college, he joined the seminary for 6 months to study for the priesthood. He left to pursue his Master’s in Education from St. Thomas University and began his teaching career in Princeton, MN. Conrad married his wife Georgia, on June 3, 1957 in Olivia, MN. He was drafted into Army at the age 26 to serve his country and was stationed in Germany. After the Army, Conrad taught at Minnetonka Junior and Senior High School until he retired in 1993. A loving husband, father, grandfather, schoolteacher, and a coach of hockey, track & field and downhill skiing. As a Spanish teacher, he was known throughout Minnetonka High School as “Senor Schmid.” As a teacher and coach, he was a role model and mentor to thousands of Junior and High school kids.

He treasured people, loved to talk and tell stories about his life, his family, and those he loved. He left a legacy of his love of hunting and skiing to his grandchildren.

Conrad is survived by Georgia, his wife of 60 years; brother Allan Schmid (Anne), sister-in-law Judy Schmid, daughter Michelle Schmid (Scott), sons Kurt Schmid (Carol), Kevin Schmid (Gayle) and Doug Schmid (Marybeth); fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Terry Schmid, and daughter Mary Schmid.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 8201 Main St., Chanhassen, MN 55317. Visitation will on Monday, October 9, at 6-8 p.m. with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Conrad’s honor are preferred to Alzheimer Association and/or the Summer Wood of Chanhassen, 525 Lake Dr, Chanhassen, MN 55317, Attn: Amy Stock. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595