Melinda Jo Schmidt

Age 60, of Montrose, passed away in the comfort of her home on June 10, 2024. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11072 West Farrand Rd Montrose MI, 48457 on July 20th, 2024 at 5 PM. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Melinda’s Tribute Wall at

Melinda Jo Schmidt was born on July 19, 1963, in Bluefield, West Virginia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary and Mary (Young) Thompson. She was a fun loving free spirit, who loved the outdoors, listening to music, singing, dancing, and canning. Melinda loved spending time with family and friends at the pond. She loved the sun, the beach, and most of all the ocean. Melinda treated each friend as if they were family and their kids as if they were her own.

Surviving Melinda is her beloved husband; Richard Schmidt II, sons; Richard (Rebecca) Schmidt III, Tyler (Megan) Schmidt; grandsons; Gage and Louie; her brother Gary (Darci) Thompson(Jill McEwen); brother in law Allen Allison; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews.

Melinda is preceded in death by her father Gary Thompson, mother Mary (Young) Thompson and her sister Tina (Thompson) Allison.


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6 Condolences

  1. Karen Reynolds on June 25, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    My dear sister you left so soon snuck right out on us may God be with you always I love you and miss you forever

  2. Willie & Christine Blue on June 25, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    We send our deepest sympathies for your loss, I met Me Linda at her son’s wedding and liked her instantly, loved her laugh, spirit and friendship. She made us feel comfortable at once, very inviting and endearing. We will miss her tremendously and will never forget her and will remember her forever.

  3. John j DeLaGarza on June 25, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    Hey lady I know your dancing and having a good time up there you was always the the life of the party make sure you keep an eye on all of us dwn here everyone is going to miss yours spunky attitude prayers to the Schmidt family dicky Ricky and Tyler!!!

  4. Carrie Huber on June 25, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    to all the good times, my friend. The best times of my life were with you and Tina rest in peace and I know Cody was waiting for you aunt Melinda.

  5. Chris & Al on June 25, 2024 at 8:39 pm

    Ah Josie, your spirit will always be with every one of us you touched in life. You welcomed me & the kids right into your family and we love you for that. From fishing, swimming, & painting that addition, you were always happy to see us. Fly high Melinda! ❤️ we’ll all see you again some day

  6. Jessica Banks on June 26, 2024 at 12:01 am

    I grew up in the neighborhood with Ricky and Tyler. Melinda was always like a second mom to us. Whenever we needed something, she was there. She treated us like family and I loved talking with her even through adulthood. I remember one time as a kid everyone forgot my birthday. The day went by and we were over at their house, next thing I know Melinda comes out of the house with a fudgsicle with a candle in it and everyone sang Happy Birthday and it was a memory I will never forget. I thought about Melinda about a week before she passed and wanted to call her but didn’t which makes me sad because soon after that, I found out she had passed. I wish I had called her when I thought about it that last time. Love you Rick and Tyler and I hope you guys know I’m always here for whenever y’all might need anything or even just to talk. See you at the memorial,

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