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Beauferd  W.  Schmidt
  • Memorial donations may be given to New Hope Evangelical Church in care of the funeral home.

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“DeAnn, so sorry to hear of Beauferd's passing, I know you are going to miss him, he did have a way about him that many of us will always remember.......Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Marlene Kennedy - Crossroads, TX

“Dear Dee, I was sorry to learn of Beuford's death. You and your family are in my prayers. Elaine FleenorcdY ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Elaine Fleenor

“Tony and Terry - May each member of your family know the Lord's love and comfort during this time. We will be praying for your families. Larry, Gina...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Larry Chandler - McPherson, KS

“Uncle Beauferd was such a huge part of my husband(Mitch) life growing up. His nephews spent a lot of time with him and Deanne over the years and have...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: LaNita and Mitch Schmidt - KS

“Beauferd was such an interesting person. He was always kind and friendly, with something to say. We lived next door for years as our kids were...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Pam Linn - Canton, KS - Friend

“Tony and Terry. In all the years I coached the two of you it was a pleasure being around your dad. He was a good parent and a good friend. So...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kermit Hawley - McPherson, KS


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Beauferd W. Schmidt, 73, of McPherson, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013, surrounded by his family at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was the owner & operator of Schmidt Trucking and worked in the gas and oil business.

He was born on March 6, 1940, in rural Galva, KS, the son of David D. and Dena (Nightingale) Schmidt. He graduated from Sunflower School. He was united in marriage to DeAnn Williams on November 22, 1963, in McPherson, KS.

He attended New Hope Evangelical Church, McPherson.

Survivors include: his wife, DeAnn of the home; sons, Tony Schmidt (Karla) of McPherson, KS, Terry Schmidt (Cheryl) of McPherson, KS, and Heath Schmidt (Leesa) of Galva, KS; six brothers, Chester Schmidt (Florene) of Galva, KS, Allen Dean Schmidt (Elsie) of Topeka, KS, Kermit Schmidt of McPherson, KS, Howard Schmidt (Judy) of Galva, KS, Orman Schmidt (Glenda) of McPherson, KS, and Norman Schmidt (Karlene) of Galva, KS; two sisters, Ada Koehn of Burns, KS and Madeline Jantz of Galva, KS; mother-in-law, Tennie Williams of McPherson, KS; sister-in-law, Bette Leslie (Bob) of Nixa, MO; and six grandchildren, Kayley, Caleb, Paige, Madison, Sylas, and Samuel Schmidt.

Beauferd was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Sadie Ratzlaff, Esther Ratzlaff, and Roselen Schmidt, three brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, two nephews, and one niece.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 29, 2013, at New Hope Evangelical Church with Rev. Jim Keil officiating. Burial will follow at the McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to New Hope Evangelical Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.