• Celebration of Life for Ron Schmidt

    Nov 7, 2020, 4:00 PM US/Eastern

The memorial organizer requested donations in honor of Ron Schmidt


Charity donation.

Help us purchase and plant a camellia garden in Ron's honor. He loved the beautiful and showy flowers that appear in late fall and early winter. Alternatively, one of the Ron's favorite charities was the International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota. They are building a new facility and welcome donations. See

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Gail Keeler

Ron Schmidt

Did you know Ron Schmidt? Please share stories and memories so that others can know him too. If you want to make a donation to Ron's Camellia Garden or to the International Owl Center, you can do that here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Click here to view the Celebration of Life for Ron Schmidt in Speaker View. Click here to view the Celebration of Life for Ron Schmidt in Gallery View. Click here to view the Slideshow for Ron Schmidt   Dr. Ronald H Schmidt, Professor Emeritus, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 12, 2020. He was 77.Known for his dry wit, he always had a joke or 10 to swap.Music was a love and passion. Ron performed around town on his...  see more
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  • Tom Harrington
    I always saw Ron as a smart, funny, kind friend. He was as quick to encourage me with my guitar playing as I was to tease him about his accordion. Always warning him to keep his car doors locked or he would wind up with a few spares. The faces in our...  more
  • Mitch Grabois
    My wife, Connie, and I had been friends with Gail for many years in Key West and later in Gainesville. I can’t remember what year Ron came into her life, but as we came to know him, I found myself glad that she had found someone to share her life with...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    My husband Mitch and I traveled several times with Ron and Gail over the last 12 years. In Western Canada’s National Parks, Costa Rica, Michigan, south western US National Parks and in Florida. So many fun times and adventures: Hiking to a glacier near...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    Richard and I met Ron and Gail during our very first cruise to Alaska. The wonder of Alaska and getting to know both of them have made the best of memories. Since that time our good fortune in knowing them has blossomed. They covertly arranged to...  more
  • Debby Newslow
    I have so many memories of Ron as both a mentor and friend. We first met almost 50 years ago. I was a quality manager in a dairy and he wanted to run an experiement with water with us. That dates both of us for sure! He and I have taught classes...  more
  • Daryl Pring
    Daryl Pring added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Ron Schmidt:
  • Daryl Pring
    Ron and I were of the same vintage, growing up with 4-H, cows and chickens, about 80 miles apart, from Stevens to Meeker counties in Minnesota. His sense of humor was unequalled; the funniest joke I have ever heard was Ron’s reaction to winning a Grand...  more
  • Jeri Case
    I came to know Ron after I interviewed him for a blog article about cheese. It was an email video because he was in Florida and I was in Western MA. He was so much fun to interview that we kept in touch and the following summer, he and Gail visited us...  more
  • Jud Mallini
    My condolences to Gail and Ron's family. Though I never had the honor of meeting him, I have heard what wonderful person he was.
  • Rob Bent
    I was a student of Dr. Schmidt's in the early 2000's. He was just a wonderful person who always took the time to make sure that I truly internalized what he was teaching and always had a joke to lighten the room. We traveled together as part of the...  more