Herbert Leon Schmidt passed away of natural causes on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the age of 88.
Herbert L. Schmidt was born and grew up on the family farm in Wells, MN. He was the son of the late George and Gladys Garver Schmidt. While serving in the Air force as an Airman First Class (AIC), he met his future wife Betty Zansler Schmidt of 67 years. They were married and lived in New Orleans, LA then resided in Kenner, LA since 1966.
Herb is preceded in death by his two brothers; Kenneth Schmidt and Donald Schmidt, Sr., and two sisters; Virginia Horn and Teresa Gracyalny.
Herb is survived by his wife, Betty Zansler Schmidt and his five children; Sharon Ockman (Marcel III), Steven Schmidt (Denise), Keith Schmidt (Judy), Karen Crimen (Keith), and Bruce Schmidt (Kerrie). He was lovingly called Paw-Paw by his 11 grandchildren and Paw-Paw Honey by his 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Herb was a salesman for Sears and later worked and retired from AFLAC. He also worked various jobs to provide for his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Monday, October 5, 2020, starting at 12:00 PM, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Chapel at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Greenwood Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com
Due to COVID 19 regulations, please follow the current restrictions and everyone attending is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 10/5/2020 at 12:55 PM, Central Standard Time.