Gordon "Gordy" Schmidt, 55, of Baxter, Iowa passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at MercyOne in Newton, Iowa. A celebration of Gordy's life will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Bea's Place in Baxter and will begin at 1:00 p.m. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Gordy was born on June 12, 1966 to Arthur and Shirley (Scarbrough) Schmidt in Newton, Iowa. He grew up outside of Baxter on the family farm. He also fell in love with driving semis. While attending Baxter High School he met the love of his life Barb Metz. Gordy graduated from Baxter High School in 1984 and began trucking. He and Barb called Baxter home and in 1991 they got married at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Gordy later took a job with the Secondary Road Crew with Jasper County. He also helped his boys during in the harvest. Gordy loved to spend time with his family including his pets and dogs, telling or texting jokes, drinking time in his shop with buddies telling trucking stories, fishing trips to Canada, bear hunting in Wisconsin, cruising as Team Bago in their Jeep, truck shows, showing his semi off, and vacationing with family to Colorado, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. Gordy's loud boisterous laugh will be missed by all.
Those left to cherish his loving memory are his wife Barb Schmidt of Baxter, IA; sons Randy Schmidt of Baxter, IA, and Brandon Schmidt of Baxter, IA; mother Shirley Schmidt of Baxter, IA; sisters Phyllis Twaddle and Jo (Dave Little) Johnson; nieces and nephews Mindy (Marty Parks) Johnson, Michael Johnson, Josh (Danella) Twaddle, Jaci Twaddle, Krystal Irwin, Brandy Irwin, and Brittany Irwin; great-nephews Kyler Johnson and Jacob Andrews; uncle Arnold Schmidt; aunts Elaine Eytchisons and Donna Starr; and sister-in-law Deb Irwin.
He was preceded in death by his father Art, grandparents, in-laws Frank and Carol Metz, and brother-in-law Mark Metz.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Baxter has been entrusted with Gordy's cremation care.
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Baxter, IA, United States 50028
It was always fun sitting by him in school. I just remembered that laugh.. Gordy you will be greatly missed. Fly high buddy
We are so sorry for your loss. Gordon was 1 in a million friend and neighbor. Praying for your family. Dan and Alicia Meyer.Monet's Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Gordon A. Schmidt by Alicia Meyer.
Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Gordy Schmidt.
Our deepest sympathies to Gordon's family and friends. Prayers for comfort and strength for you all...
Mark, Claudia, and Anna Scarbrough
Thinking of the Schmidt family with great memories of Gordy. I pray you will be surrounded by love of friends, family, and community.
Betty and the Nikkel boys.
Best times together I will always remember, with my second familySimple Sorrows was purchased for the family of Gordon A. Schmidt by Dylan DeJong & Claudia Farrell.
Prayers to Barb, the boys, Shirley and all the Families.