PAYNE -- Delane Schmidt, 79, of Payne, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Delane was born in Dixon, Ohio, on July 30, 1934, a son of the late Luella (Shaffer) and Albie Schmidt. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. Delane retired in 1996 as machine repairman at Chrysler Corporation; was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish; Payne American Legion and AMVETS and Van Wert VFW Post. On Feb. 7, 1959, he married Donnie Lumsden.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Donnie; son, Bruce Eugene (Brenda) of Payne; siblings, Lloyd (Joanie) of Montrose, Colo., Theresa (John) Grutsch of Fort Wayne and Darlene (Charles) Boettler of Lakewood, Colo.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Delane was also preceded in death by his son, Edward Joseph; and brother, Lewis.
Viewing is Monday from 4-7:30 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 Ohio 500, Payne, where viewing is also Tuesday from 9-9:30 a.m. His funeral Mass is at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18. Delane will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are to Autism Research Foundation. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com.