Clifford William Schmidt
Clifford William Schmidt, age 94, of Niederwald, Texas departed this life on Sept. 19, 2005 at Lockhart, Texas. Cliff was born June 16, 1911 near Niederwald to Edwin O. and Anna Damerau Schmidt.
Cliff farmed in the Niederwald-Goforth area for many years. During WWII, along with farming, he began to work as a carpenter. In the early 1970s, he and his brother Joe began b
uilding houses and barns and restoring old homes. He retired from this occupation.
What most people will remember about Cliff was his ability to accurately cite professional baseball statistics without a moment”s notice.
Cliff is survived by two sisters, Oleta S. Roach and Viola S. Roach, both of Buda, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Curtis and Joe E. Schmidt.
Funeral services were held in the chapel at McCurdy Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, with the Reverend Kraig Nakaqowa officiating. Burial followed in Lockhart City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Roach, Roy Roach, Wayne Roach, Clyde Roach Curtis Knetsch and Gary Knetsch.
Arrangements under the care and direction of McCurdy Funeral Home.