Mark Russell Schmidt, 60, of Springfield, formerly of Litchfield, passed away on Mon., Sept. 20, 2021. He was born on March 3, 1961, in Litchfield, a son of Earl August and Barbara Wiley (Russell) Schmidt. Mark was a graduate of Litchfield High School with the Class of 1979. He then went on to study at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and graduated with the Class of 1983 with a degree in Business Finance. He worked as a Financial Analyst with the State of Illinois. Mark was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield in 1974. He is survived by:
His parents, Earl & Barbara Schmidt of Litchfield
1 son, Nathan A. Schmidt of Springfield
1 brother, Todd (Sheila) Schmidt of Crawfordville, FL
2 sisters, Sara (Terry) Lee of Phoenix, AZ
Holly (Rich) Hampton of Edwardsville
Several nieces & nephews
Mark was preceded in death by his maternal & paternal grandparents, Al & Evelyn Russell; and August “Gus” & Alma Schmidt; 2 cousins, Brad Brown and Laura Moore.
A private family graveside memorial service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield. Rev. Fred Kraemer will officiate. The family suggests memorials be designated to the Litchfield Veteran’s Memorial Garden.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mark R. Schmidt, please visit our floral store.
Litchfield Veterans' Memorial Garden Fund
P.O. Box 593, Litchfield IL 62056