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Orville Schmidt

November 5, 1940 — April 9, 2018

Orville A. Schmidt, 77, died Monday (April 9, 2018) at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita following an automobile accident.

He was born on November 5, 1940 in Goessel, Ks., the son of Arnold T. and Marie Flaming. Orville attended Greenville School in West Branch Township and graduated from Goessel High School.

He married Nancy Ann Franz on June 2, 1962 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church in rural Newton. They lived in the Elbing area for many years until moving to Newton within the past year.

Orville had been a welder at Agco, biomedical engineer, maintenance worker and electrical repairman.

Survivors include his wife Nancy of Newton; son Russell Schmidt of Wichita; daughters Jennine Busenitz and husband Sam of Elbing and Missy Richardson and husband Chris of Newton; 13 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

Orville is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Virgil Paul Schmidt and Arlo David Schmidt; and sisters Wilma Schmidt and Luella Schmidt.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 9:30 A.M., Monday (April 16, 2018) at the Grace Hill Church Cemetery, rural Whitewater followed by memorial services will be held at11:00 A.M., at the Newton Bible Church in Newton.

The family will receive friends on Sunday between 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

A memorial has been established with the Gideons, Berean Academy, and the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Kansas, Camp Good News in Hutchinson. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.


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