Paul Schmidt, age 55, of Woodstock, IL passed away at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock on October 25, 2016. Paul was born to John Schmidt and Gertrude (nee Homeyer) Drafall in Arlington Heights, IL.

Loved one will remember Paul’s big smile.  In his free time, he enjoyed listening and dancing to rock and roll and country music, watching professional wrestling, and cheering for the Chicago Bears.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude; and his stepfather, Walter Drafall.

He is survived by his siblings, Lois Bruder, John (Judy) Schmidt, Robert (Madelyn) Schmidt, William (Julie) Schmidt, and Donna Schmidt; nieces and nephews, Dawn (Tim) Tarczynski, Patricia Christensen, Melissa (Matt) Di’Caire, Andrew (Amber) Schmidt, James Schmidt, Michael (Maria) Schmidt, Sara (Chris) Hassemann, Steven (Amber) Mays, Bryan Mays, Jennifer Mays, Jessica Mays; many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 11:00a.m.  to 12:00p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016, at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin.  Graveside service to follow at 12:30p.m. Dundee Township Cemetery – East, 420 Dundee Ave, East Dundee, with Rev. Edward Blonski of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Hawthorne Woods, IL officiating.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Sheltered Village, where Paul made his home for the past 36 years, for their loving care and devotion. Memorial contributions may be made to Sheltered Village, 600 Borden Street, Woodstock, IL 60098.

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