Kent Schmidt

MATTOON -- Kent Andrew Schmidt, age 57, of St. Louis passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 with Reverend Adam Jacobsen and Reverend Nathan Janssen officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home. An additional hour of visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.

Kent was born on January 3, 1962 in Belleville, Illinois, the son of Paul Ronald and Joyce (Ely) Schmidt.

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Survivors include his mother, Joyce Schmidt of Glen Carbon, IL; brother, Reverend Paul Schmidt of Rehoboth Beach, DE; sisters, Susan (Mark) Sochowski of Red Bud, IL and Connie Schmidt of Jacksonville, FL; nephews, Chris and John Hoolahan; and nieces, Amy and Hannah Sochowski. Kent was preceded in death by his father and one sister.

Kent was a graduate of Mattoon High School class of 1980. He later graduated from Concordia University and Saint Louis University. Kent worked for 25 years as a Physician Assistant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Memorial donations in his honor may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 200 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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