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Edwin J. “Short” Schmidt

February 26, 1942 — July 25, 2018

Edwin J. “Short” Schmidt, Jr., 76, of Davenport, Iowa, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.

There will be no public services.  Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Cremation Society of the Quad Cities.

Edwin John Schmidt, Jr., was born February 26, 1942, in Davenport, the son of Edwin Sr. and Neola (Dooley) Schmidt.  He married Katherine Martin, with whom he had a daughter, Dana.  The couple was later divorced.

He enjoyed being outdoors, and loved animals of all kids, especially dogs and horses.

Short is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Jack Smith, of Milledgeville, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Ryan (Rayna) H. Jackson and A. Jenea Blanton; two great-grandchildren, Kyla and Kenzie; siblings, Ron and Joyce Schmidt of Des Moines, Iowa, Barb Dowell of Davenport, and Bob and Gloria Schmidt of Eldridge; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Cindy Schmidt; a brother-in-law, Charles Richard “Dick” Dowell; a nephew, Chuck Dowell; and a niece, Emma “Charlie” Schmidt.

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