David Tecumseh Schmidt

David Tecumseh Schmidt, born as Carl David Schmidt, age 78, of Tecumseh, passed away on January 4, 2020 at ProMedica Herrick Hospital. He was born January 31, 1941 in Tecumseh, to the late Herman and Alma Alice (Starkey) Schmidt.

David graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1959 and went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Navy AWACS.  He received his bachelor degree from Siena Heights College in 1976 and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1982.  He was a member of the Tecumseh American Legion. David retired from General Motors Fisher Body and was the past president of the UAW Local 1341.

David is survived by two sisters, Mary Dunham and Suzanne Sober Francouer; six brothers, Bruce (Delores) Schmidt, Donald (Joy) Schmidt, Glenn (Jackie) Schmidt, Raymond (Linda) Schmidt, Keith (Kathy) Schmidt, and Harvey (Pat) Schmidt; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Howard.

A celebration of David’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of the Tecumseh American Legion Post #34 and VFW Post #4187.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House of Michigan.  Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.


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