Harvey Joseph “Ace” Schmid, 79, of Lincoln, died April 12, 2015. Born April 21, 1935 in Mason City, NE to Charles and Colia (Burnett) Schmid.
From 1955-1960 “Ace” served in the US Air Force. In later years, he served in and retired from the NE Air National Guard. He maintained a strong identification with his military service throughout his life, and it was a source of great pride for him.
Ace will be most remembered as a singer and musician, playing often in a number of different country western and bluegrass bands both in Nebraska and in Texas.
Survived by former wife Alona; children, Bambi (Brian Wilson), Shawn, Casey (Lisa), Derek (Brenda Walker), Tyler, and Shadlee Jo (Ryan) Meinke ; grandchildren, Morgan (Jeff) Krull , Bruce, Kris, Mason, MacKenzie, and Connor; great grandchild, Bruce; brother, Dean (Carolyn); sister, Peggy Dye; brother in law, Eugene Chartraw; sisters in law, Lois, Joan, and Alice (Cox); 14 nieces and nephews; and over 30 great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by one unborn child; his parents; brothers, Charles, Harley (twin), Alfred, and Leo; sisters, Gerry Korensky and Frances Chartraw; brothers in law, Frank Korensky and Lloyd Dye; niece Bonnie Jean Chartraw; nephew Roger Badberg; and former in laws, LaVerne and Vera Cox, and Larry Cox.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 25, at St. Teresa’s, 735 So. 36th Street, Lincoln with Burial immediately following at Wyuka Cemetery with Military Honors; a Reception will follow at the Church. A Visitation will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Friday, April 24th, from 6:oo – 8:00 pm with a Rosary Service at 6:30 pm. Monsignor Nemec will be Officiating all Services. Memorials to the family for later designation. www.wyuka.com