Paul E. Schmidt, 91, of Alton, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6:53 p.m. at Alton Memorial Hospital.

He was born on February 8, 1930 in Bethalto, Illinois, the son of Arnold and Edna (Flack) Schmidt. On February 12, 1951, Paul married Jenny Pauline Forsythe in Bethalto, Illinois.

Paul worked for Illinois Bell as a telephone repairman for 43 years until his retirement in 1991. He was a member and deacon of Sanford Avenue Baptist Church in Alton, IL. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, hunting and whistling.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Pauline Schmidt of Alton, IL; two children, Vicky Brandon (Ronald) of Alton, IL and Steve Schmidt (Julie) of Alton, IL; four grandchildren, Nathan Brandon (Rachel) of Colorado, Jeremy Brandon (Robyn) of Illinois, Eric Schmidt of Illinois and Paige Davis (Ryan) of Illinois; and twelve great-grandchildren, Lydia Brandon, Aaron Brandon, Minic Turner, Eli Brandon, Owen Brandon, Nolan Sickmier, Evelyn Terpening, Lily Brandon, Maddie Brandon, Gabriel Davis, Norah Davis and Lyndall Schmidt.

Along with his parents, Paul was predeceased by his siblings, Ruby Wieneke, Evelyn Henriott, Raymond Schmidt and William Schmidt.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m. at Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, IL

A private burial will be held at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made at Sanford Avenue Baptist Church.

Online condolences and guestbook are available at www.kallalandschaaf.com


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