In Memory

Tom Schmidt

Tom Schmidt

Funeral services for Thomas Frank Schmidt, 18, will be held at the Noecker Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday with William Schaffner of the First Christian Church officiating.  Interment will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Gillette.  

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday evening from 5 until 7:30.

Schmidt died in Gillette Aug. 26 as the result of a motorcycle accident.

He was born in Cody, July 15, 1960.  He and his parents moved to Gillette in the fall of 1961.  He attended Campbell County schools and graduated from Campbell County High School with the class of 1978.

He was working for his father in the casing business at the time of his death.

Schmidt had many interests.  Among his favorites were water skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing, but most of all, motoercycle riding.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schmidt and one sister Denise, all of Gillette, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nunziato of Matawan, N.J., and several uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schmidt.

A memorial has been established to St. Joseph's Orphanage of Torrington and may be left at the Noecker Funeral Home.


----Gillette News-Record

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07/17/08 08:49 AM #1    

Brian McCormack

I remember Tommy as funny. Make you laugh funny, like Chuck Rogan and Gregg Dean. His motorcycle death was sad news. I miss his smirk and his laugh.

07/21/08 08:37 AM #2    

Diana Parnell (Statzula)

Tommy used to always tell me how much trouble he would get into. He was always smiling...or maybe smirking sometimes:0 I wasn't sure. Loved him and miss him!

07/31/08 07:19 PM #3    

Sue Shambaugh (Romero)

Tommy was always so kind & considerate.
I can remember one night not too long after he got his new pickup..the black one with strips. His folks were in Denver, so the party was on. Bud Sloan, Tom & I went on a beer run, but decided to go 4-wheelin first. It was in January and there was alot of snow. I can't remember where we went but we buried that truck. They walked to a farm house and got some one to try to pull us out. Of course they ended up snapping off their drive line shaft. Finally someone got us out. We got back to Tom's house & the party was still going.
Rest in Peace Tom.

08/01/08 10:56 AM #4    

Lou Wilkson (Gaspers)

Tom was sweet, and handsome. What a tragic accident that could have happened to many of us living on the edge back then. I still see Tom's mother, and know what a loss this is for her as well. Tom will always be misses.

08/04/08 09:31 PM #5    

Duane Ekwall

I first met Tom on the football field in the 9th Grade. I never knew him all that well but we use to get yelled at by Coach Kelly alot. We helped each other get through the stress. I was very saddened and shocked when I heard of his death a short time after our graduation. Rest in peace Tom. We'll have to party when I get there.

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