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Schmidt, John Peter
SCHMIDT, John Peter 92, of Lancaster, Calif., passed away peacefully Thurs., Mar. 30, 2017 at the MGM Elderly Care Home. John was born in Glenview, Ill. to George and Magdelena on August 8, 1924, one of six children. He became a journeyman electrician at the age of 19 and worked as an electrician for the IBEW Local 134 in Chicago, Ill. and then for the IBEW Local in Southern Calif. In 1949 he was drafted into the army and spent 2 years with the 101st Airborne Squadron and 71 Signals Battalion in Korea and Japan. When the army found out he was an electrician they trained him to repair the teletype machines. After leaving the service, he and his wife, Betty moved to Rosemond, Calif. in 1956. They were divorced in 1960.He then met the love of his life, Marigold and they married in 1966. Along with raising three boys, they enjoyed dancing, golfing, and traveling. In his spare time, John was a scout leader for the Boy Scouts and was very involved with the Elks Lodge #1625 for 50 years. He also enjoyed fishing at the Fin and Feather Club in Palmdale. Preceded in death by wife, Marigold; stepsons: Mark S. Berg and Martin A. Berg; brother Frank Schmidt and sisters: Theresa Weinberg, Ann M. Wagner, Barbara Carl, and Margaret E. Thomas, he is survived by son, Richard(Cheryl); daughter-in-law Tanja Berg; 4 grandchildren Cassandra (Matt) Groll; Treva (Michael)Winslow, Mark Berg, and Tina (Brendan) Gordon; 3 great- grandsons and 1 great- granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of life will be at 3:00pm, Fri., Apr. 7, 2017 at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, 808 East Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, Calif., 93535. The service will be at the gravesite as we will be burying both him and his loving wife, Marigold so that they can be together forever.

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