Howard Raymond Schmidt, 86, of Omaha, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 at the CHI Health Lakeside hospital in Omaha.
Private family services were held.
Howard was born in Webster, South Dakota. He graduated from high school in St. Paul, Minnesota, and attended the University of Minnesota, before joining the US Air Force. Upon returning to complete his college education at Mankato State College, he met his wife, Carole, at the University of Minnesota Lutheran Center. They were married for 59 years.
After Howard received his Doctor of Education degree at the University of Northern Colorado, the family moved to Wayne. Howard was a professor of Industrial Education at Wayne State College, and then at Moorhead State College. In retirement, they split residence between Omaha, Neb. and Sun City, Arizona.
Howard loved fixing and breaking things; building and flying planes; and traveling. He and Carole have visited all 50 states and more than 50 countries.
Survivors include his wife, Carole Schmidt; children: Rebecca (Peter Ryan) Schmidt, Brian (Theresa) Schousek and Gregory (Rhonda) Schmidt; and grandchildren: Thomas and Anna Ryan; Elizabeth and Victoria Schousek; Brooke (Charles) Peterson; and Isabelle and William Schmidt.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter and Margaret Schmidt; his siblings: Roger, Elizabeth and Donald Schmidt; and grandsons: Zachary and Nathaniel Howard Schousek.
Condolences can be sent directly to the family at Arboretum Village, 8141 Farnam Dr., Omaha, Neb. 68114.