Wadsworth, OH

Helen M. Schmidt (nee Winkler), 88, of Wadsworth, died on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

Born June 20, 1928 in Akron to the late Steve and Mary Winkler, Helen was a homemaker and loved to garden; especially flowers. She was married to Gerald H. Schmidt on April 22, 1950 and they had two daughters, Catherine and Joan.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; brothers, Steven Winkler and Louis Winkler; sisters, Rose Popp, Mary Menich, Frances Kulscar, Betty Rabatin, and son-in-law, David Byers.

Helen is survived by daughters Catherine Byers and Joan (David) Lampa; grandson Gerald (Karen) and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Altercare Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Wadsworth for almost 9 years of wonderful care and Absolute Hospice for their tender care during the last few weeks.

The family will receive friends at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N Lyman St, Wadsworth, on Thursday, February 16, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 17, at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Barbara Bartholomew will officiate. Private burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Medina County SPCA, 8790 Guilford Rd, Seville OH 44273 or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 260 Broad St, Wadsworth OH 44281


Hilliard Rospert