LeRoy “Skip” Schmidt, age 67, of Oak Forest, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2021 in the arms of his loving wife of 45 years and surrounded by his children.
Skip is the amazing husband, best friend, and soul mate to Terry Schmidt; most incredible and selfless father to Eric (Lauren) Schmidt, Danielle (Todd) Maynard, and Laurie (Justin) Law; extremely proud and fun loving PaPa to Tommy, Ryan, Charlie, Hailey, Joey, Nora and Declan; big brother to the late William Hensel.
Skip honorably served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He retired after 30 years of service for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Since retirement, his family has been his hobby. Always spending time playing with his grandchildren, and watching their sporting events; enjoying the legacy he built.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 6:00 pm at Brady-Gill Funeral Home (16600 S. Oak Park Ave.; Tinley Park, IL). Funeral services will be Monday, August 30, 2021 at 9:00 am at Brady-Gill Funeral Home. Skip will be laid to rest in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Masks and social distancing is required at the funeral home.
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