Floyd W. Schmidt, 99, of Reno Nev. passed away on April 7, 2014, at Heartstone Of Northern Nevada at sparks, Nev.
He was born on the Schmidt family farm southeast of Western, Neb., on Dec. 20, 1914, to John F. Schmidt and Emma Klitzing Schmidt. In 1917, the family moved to a farm north of Chappell, Neb., in the Western part of the state, and in 1935 moved to Los Angeles, Calif. In California , he played minor league baseball. During World War II, He served as a civilian in Panama.
After the war, he lived with his parents in the Fairbury, Neb. area. After his fathers death in 1949, he continued living with his mother in the Fairbury and Reynolds areas, and then the two moved to Beatrice where he worked for Store Kraft Mfg. Co. On Dec. 26, 1965 he married his next door neighbor, Anne Schoneweis, at St Johns Lutheran Church in Beatrice.
Survivors include cousins, Fern Hinz of Fairbury and Richard Schmidt of Western.