Obituary: Charles "Chuck" D. Schmidt


July 29, 2022

Charles “Chuck” D. Schmidt, 74, of Cloquet passed away July 24, 2022, at his home. He was born April 22, 1948, in Duluth, the son of Charles and Rose (Conito) Schmidt. Chuck graduated from Carlton High School in 1966, and the University of Minnesota Duluth with an English major. He worked for the Duluth News Tribune as a journalist and also owned Robin Hood Tax Service. Chuck was a volleyball player, a volunteer driver for senior work for Carlton County, and enjoyed collecting music.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, and sister Susan Johnson. He is survived by his children Erich (Ammie) Schmidt, Ryan (Kym) Schmidt and Katy Schmidt; his mother Rose Schmidt; grandchildren Gavin, Colton, Wyatt, Melody, Ethan, Will, Kyleah, Peyton, Abrianna, Sophia, James and Adelyn; brothers Jeff (Joan) Schmidt, Scott (Paula) Schmidt and Greg Schmidt; sisters Debra (Gene Paul) Nesgoda, Gina (Scott) Gotelaere, Jill (Dave) Hatfield and Stephanie (Del) Dunbar; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A special thank-you to those who helped Chuck achieve his wish of staying in his home: Sharon Bragge, Jennifer Sundeen, and HealthStar Home Health and Hospice.

A Celebration of Life for Chuck was held July 27 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society are preferred.


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